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One of the more appealing panels at Comic Con this year was organized around Fight Club. It featured novel author Chuck Palahniuk and film director David Fincher talking about the film, and the comic book sequel. Of course, it’s also one of the panels we were unable to attend, but that’s Ok. The whole thing is […]
- Russ Fischer
Beyond all the comic book nonsense, the 60-second glimpses of superheroes and the trailer reveals that will be online 24 hours after they premiere, Comic Con does offer some cool panels, one of which this year was a Q&A session featuring "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk and the film adaptation's director David Fincher, among other guests, discussing the story's genesis, marketing and legacy as Palahniuk prepares the April 2015 release of a 10-issue, graphic novel sequel to "Fight Club" through Dark Horse Comics, which will pick up 10 years after the novel left off. I have yet to listen to the entirety of what follows, but thanks to Jeff Goldsmith you can listen to the entire Comic Con panel directly below. After Goldsmith's intro, it runs for about 50 minutes so dive in and enjoy. Also, I'd love to read your favorite quotes from the Q&A, so if you listen, post them below in the comments. »
- Brad Brevet
Dark Horse, the elder statesman of independent comics, continues to show no signs of slowing down during this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Even though Marvel now holds the rights to Star Wars, its biggest licensed comics property, Dark Horse struck back by announcing a several creator owned titles in different genres as well as an expansion to the Mignolaverse and a sequel to one of the most beloved novels of the past century. Dark Horse also won some Eisners in a wide variety of categories showing the company’s comics appeal to many types of readers from kids to people who wouldn’t normally read comics.
1. Hellboy and the Bprd Miniseries
Even though Batman has gotten most of the publicity, another comics character is celebrating a big anniversary. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Hellboy’s first appearance in the Seed of Destruction miniseries by Mike Mignola and scripted by John Byrne. »
- Logan Dalton
Not in San Diego yesterday? Missed a lot of Comic-Con panels you would have loved to attend? We got your back! Many panels from Sdcc have turned up online. You won’t see footage that was shown to fans in Hall H or various corners of the convention center, but if you’re curious to hear some of your favorite actors and directors discuss hotly anticipated films of this year and next, look no further. You can watch almost an hour of Stephen Colbert moderating the “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” panel with Peter Jackson and most of the main cast. The panel for “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” with Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Josh Brolin is also available in its entirety. Other Sdcc talks include “Goosebumps” with Jack Black, director Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” with writer/creator Mark Millar, »
There wasn’t very much talk at all of the recently announced Dark Horse Fight Club 2 comic during the panel with author Chuck Palahniuk and director David Fincher on Saturday night at the San Diego Comic-Con. And there were absolutely no new images shown (or any kind of visual presentation for that matter). But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a thrilling panel for fans of Fincher, Palahniuk, the original book and the 1999 film. It was a mostly anecdotal affair, full of stories and trivia about the making of the classic Brad Pitt, Edward Norton film and the inception of Palahniuk’s novel (with a little bit of information about the upcoming sequel). Which meant it was a perfectly satisfying event for those who lined up for hours to celebrate what has now become a legitimate pop culture phenomenon. Also present were Palahniuk’s longtime editor Gerald Howard (Doubleday) and moderator Rick Kleffel. »
- Evan Dickson
As Comic-Con fanboys and fangirls roared in excitement Saturday at Marvel’s Hall H panel, which featured the entire cast of “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” one of the most popular films of the past 20 years was quietly discussed for a much smaller, attentive crowd at the San Diego Convention Center.
Director David Fincher, making a rare public appearance, sat and talked at length about 1999′s “Fight Club” with author Chuck Palahniuk — discussing everything from the story’s genesis to the project’s surprising marketing challenges, giving fans more insight on the cult film as it nears its 15th anniversary in October.
“‘Fight Club’ sold less than 5,000 copies,” Palahniuk said of the 1996 book.
- Alex Stedman
After just an "Avengers: Age of Ultron" footage reveal and an "Ant-Man" panel that was caught under the specter of the project recently losing its director (no new movie announcements beyond a "Guardians of the Galaxy" sequel, no exciting casting revelations), it really did seem from afar like the Marvel Comic-Con presentation was a bit of a whiff this year. I'm sure all in attendance enjoyed the early look, but it felt like it may have been pretty weak sauce, particularly if you were trying to decide between that and a unique Chuck Palahniuk/David Fincher/"Fight Club" panel and opted for the superheroes instead. Fincher's 1999 masterwork is celebrating its 15th anniversary this October and this panel was a "from page to screen and beyond" look at the novel's journey from Palahniuk's brain to pop culture phenomenon. A little over a year ago, the author announced plans to write »
- Kristopher Tapley
Note: All timings are Pacific unless otherwise specified.
Saturday, July 26
Warner Bros panel (10am, Hall H)
The Simpsons (10am, Ballroom 20)
Phineas & Ferb (10am, Room 6A)
Marvel Animation Presents (10.30am, Room 6Bcf)
Once Upon A Time (11am, Ballroom 20)
Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (11.15am, Room 6A)
Helix (12 noon, Indigo Ballroom)
Legendary Pictures panel (12.15am, Hall H)
Family Guy (1pm, Ballroom 20)
A topic worth thinking carefully over though this stream of consciousness must do for now.
Esquire claims that 1999 was the last Great Year of Movies. Several good points are made but Of Course the writer had to throw out that exhausting false equivalent "tv is better than film" argument again that actually has very little to do with the topic at hand. Stop people of the internet. Think before you type. The two art forms are not interchangeable - they have different strengths and weaknesses and the transcendent TV series are but a tiny sliver of the product on TV just as the most magical movies are a tiny sliver of films made. The best TV is not equivalent to cinematic blockbusters, what's equivalent to that if you must have your damn equivalencies are massively watched shows like The Big Bang Theory, The Voice, Duck Dynasty and Modern Family and »
- NATHANIEL R
San Diego Comic-Con originally branded itself by aptly showing primarily comicbooks. Now, in its 45th year, the convention has become an entertainment haven, showcasing producers, stars, writers and hundreds of personalities to promote pop culture from July 23-27. View our tentative schedule of Comic-Con’s film panels and events below, with further updates as they are announced. Variety will be in attendance at Sdcc as well, bringing the news, interviews and important panel information to the web.
Variety’s constantly updating TV schedule for Sdcc can be found here.
“The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica” (10:30 a.m., Room 6Bcf) Original series actors Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber and Luciana Carro, as well as the show’s science consultant Dr. Kevin Grazier and auction producer Alec Peters, host a discussion on the upcoming movie. Surprise guests and theatrical trailers are planned.
“Godzilla and The Master of Monsters” (11:00 a. »
- Sebastian Torrelio
If you're a fan of Fight Club, you'll be very happy to know author Chuck Palahniuk is writing a sequel! The new story is coming to us in the form of a 10 issue limited comic series that will be illustrated by Cameron Stewart. This is a description of the story from Dark Horse Comics:
Fight Club 2 takes place alternately in the future and the past. It picks up a decade after the ending of his original book, where the protagonist is married to equally problematic Marla Singer and has a 9-year-old son named Junior, though the narrator is failing his son in the same way his dad failed him.
At the same time, Palahniuk says readers will have an idea of Tyler's true origins. "Tyler is something that maybe has been around for centuries and is not just this aberration that's popped into his mind."
Palahniuk brings back most of »
- Joey Paur
Author Chuck Palahniuk got Fight Club fans pretty excited when he told the crowd at last year's Comic-Con he was writing a sequel to the popular novel. And now we finally know something about it. USA Today reveals that the book's sequel, Fight Club 2 , will be a 10-issue graphic novel series produced by Dark Horse Comics and will pick up a decade after the original book left off. The nameless insomniac narrator is married to equally-disturbed Marla Singer, and the couple have a 9-year-old son named Junior. As for the other characters in the original, don't worry: most are »
- Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
I am Jack's cross-medium franchise. 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. »
- Alex Heigl
The movie “Fight Club” captured the imagination of a generation, with a twist ending few saw coming and even fewer can forget. Now, Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the 1996 book the film was based on, is returning to the characters he created for a comic book sequel. Published by Dark Horse Comics, which has been publishing official sequels to Joss Whedon‘s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” and “Firefly/Serenity” for years, “Fight Club 2” will be a 10-issue series illustrated by Cameron Stewart. Also read: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie to Star in Universal's Intimate Drama ‘By the Sea’ Palahniuk said in an interview. »
- Jason Hughes
Almost a year on from its official announcement at the New York Comic Con, USA Today has revealed details about author Chuck Palahniuk’s upcoming comic book sequel to his 1996 novel Fight Club, which was of course turned into a 1999 movie by David Fincher, with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton starring.
Entitled Fight Club 2, the 10-issue maxiseries is set for publication next year from Dark Horse Comics. According to the site, it “takes place alternately in the future and the past. It picks up a decade after the ending of his original book, where the protagonist is married to equally problematic Marla Singer and has a 9-year-old son named Junior, though the narrator is failing his son in the same way his dad failed him”. Project Mayhem also returns, and “still has its hooks in the narrator as he has to save his boy when the youngster’s life is in peril. »
- Gary Collinson
A year ago, Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk revealed that a sequel to his bruising 1996 satire was in the works – although in the form of a graphic novel. Now, in a move that breaks the first two rules of Fight Club, the heralded writer is speaking about the follow-up, in the wake of a Comic-Con panel with the adaptation’s director, David Fincher, on Sunday. Designed as a ten-issue comic book series, Fight Club 2 will feature the novel and film’s three main characters.
Set 10 years after the destructive events of the novel, Fight Club 2 will focus on the Narrator (who Edward Norton portrayed in Fincher’s film), who is now married to Marla Singer and has a nine-year-old son. Meanwhile, the Project Mayhem organization, which began wreaking havoc in Palahniuk’s novel, is still around and rears its head when the protagonist’s son is in peril. Also, the »
- Jordan Adler
There has been a lot of talk about a Fight Club sequel, and the novel that David Fincher’s beloved 1999 movie was based on is about to get one…in comic book form! Chuck Palahniuk will release the 10-issue series in 2015 through Dark Horse Comics, and artist Cameron Stewart will join him.
Palahniuk will appear at the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend at a Fight Club panel alongside Fincher, so we’ll likely hear a lot more about the project then. However, the author has already revealed some details, including the fact that it will take place in both the future and the past.
To begin with, it picks up a decade after the ending of the original book, and the protagonist (played by Edward Norton in the movie) is now married to Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter) and has a 9-year-old son named Junior. However, the narrator is failing »
- Josh Wilding
Ask any artist and they'll tell you that nothing is ever a "finished product," but their works are instead the most complete version of the product they intended to put into the world. Chuck Palahniuk understands that better than anyone else, and is showing us what happens when old friends once more come to play in the playground that is the creative mind. While it's been on the books for a while now, we've got an exciting update on one of those sequels nobody ever thought would exist: Fight Club 2 USA Today sat down with Mr. Palahniuk as he prepares to attend this year's Comic Con to promote his limited Dark Horse Comics series, set after the ending of Fight Club. More specifically, it takes place a decade after The Narrator and Marla were last seen . holding hands at the assumed collapse of society. Much like art, revolutions never really »
Dark Horse Comics
Directly contravening the first two rules that he himself came up with, writer Chuck Palahniuk has been talking about carrying on the story of Fight Club next year. Not in the form of another book, however, or a big screen sequel from director David Fincher – nope, Fight Club 2 is going to be a comic book. Specifically, a 10-issue maxiseries illustrated by Cameron Stewart that Dark Horse will publish start in 2015. The story continues eighteen years after the book and – wait, Fight Club came out eighteen years ago? Boy, do we feel old now.
The press release, which came out ahead of the book’s official announcement at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend (Palahniuk accidentally leaked the news during a recent public appearance), says that the comic “takes place alternately in the future and the past. It picks up a decade after the ending of his original book, »
- Tom Baker
Dark Horse Comics has also offered a first look at David Mack's cover art for the follow-up to the author's original 1996 novel.
The 10-issue maxiseries will be illustrated by Cameron Stewart and will be released in May 2015.
"It picks up a decade after the ending of his original book, where the protagonist is married to equally problematic Marla Singer and has a 9-year-old son named Junior, though the narrator is failing his son in the same way his dad failed him."
Speaking to USA Today, Palahniuk said of the book's main character: "Tyler Durden is something that maybe has been around for centuries and is not just this aberration that's popped into his mind."
Further details about the »
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