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Comic Con 2014

Comic-Con 2014 time is here. It’s the mecca of all things nerdy for the summer, where some of the biggest names in geek culture and entertainment come to show off what’s to come for the next few years. This year’s event is a bit different, though: with movies like the new Star Wars and Avengers coming out, 2015 and 2016 already promise to be the biggest years in film history, and Comic-Con could very well be Ground Zero for a pop culture singularity.


Marvel: Not only does Marvel have a few huge movies right around the corner, it has a whole lot more in the works — and there’s a good chance that we’ll learn what they are during its panel on Saturday. Expect to hear plenty about Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy, and potentially some details on six of Marvel’s upcoming films, including Doctor Strange and Captain America 3.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will conclude the second epic Middle Earth trilogy this December, and Peter Jackson will be on hand in San Diego this week to get everyone excited one last time. It’s about time that we all get a look at the next film, and that certainly isn’t out of the question given that Hobbit footage has been previewed at Comic-Con before.

Mad Max: Fury Road: George Miller is bringing his classic dystopian action series back after 30 years, and Warner Bros. is promising that he’ll show off a first look at it this Saturday. With Miller still in the directing chair and Tom Hardy taking over as Max, Fury Road is definitely one to look out for.

Game of Thrones: The HBO juggernaut recently ended its fourth season, probably its biggest yet. The cast and crew will be at Comic-Con this year answering questions about where the series will go next. Also, series author George R.R. Martin will be around to deal with rabid readers anxious for his next installment.

DC Comics TV: If Marvel will rule the box office, DC will own TV this fall. Expect plenty of news and impressions for highly anticipated shows Constantine, The Flash, and Gotham, along with updates on what’s in store in the next season of Arrow.

Fight Club 2: Chuck Palahniuk’s cult hit is returning with a sequel 15 years after David Fincher turned it into a wildly successful film. The sequel will be a 10-issue graphic novel written by Palahniuk, and Palahniuk will be in San Diego on Saturday to talk about it and the original Fight Club with Fincher and this new book’s illustrator.

Source: The Verge

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Comic Book Sequel to Fight Club


Author Chuck Palahniuk is revisiting his epochal tale of consumer disenfranchisement and punching strangers, Fight Club – the 1999 film version of which gave us peak-level Brad Pitt abs – and he’s doing so in a medium that may surprise you: comic books.

Fight Club 2 will be a 10-issue Dark Horse Comics series illustrated by Cameron Stewart, debuting in May 2015.

Palahniuk describes to USA Today being sort-of forced into the project, saying he mentioned it at last year’s New York Comic Con.   “I messed up and said I was doing the sequel in front of 1,500 geeks with telephones. Suddenly, there was this big scramble to honor my word.”

The plot of the sequel finds the original book’s unnamed narrator 10 years older and married to his love interest, Marla Singer, with whom he has a 9-year-old son named Junior.

Characters from the first book will be returning, and Palahniuk promises an exploration of the narrator’s (15-Year-Old Spoiler Alert) alter ego, Tyler Durden.

“Tyler is something that maybe has been around for centuries and is not just this aberration that’s popped into [the narrator’s] mind,” he says.

Palahniuk adds that Fight Club was “such a tirade against fathers – everything I had thought my father had not done combined with everything my peers were griping about their fathers.”

He continues: “Now to find myself at the age that my father was when I was trashing him [Palahniuk is 52] made me want to revisit it from the father’s perspective and see if things were any better and why it repeats like that.”

Illustrator Stewart says he’s using a “cartoony” style for the series, claiming it’s “more appropriate for the density of the story and for some of its more absurdly comical moments.”


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