David Fincher’s 1999 film Fight Club, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk and starring Brad Pitt as anarchic revolutionary soap salesman Tyler Durden, is two decades old this year. But there’s still story left to tell, which is why on Jan. 30 comics fans were treated to the first issue of Fight Club 3 as a graphic novel.
Palahniuk has returned to a graphic medium for the continued story (Fight Club 2, also a graphic novel, was released in 2015), and it’s being released by Dark Horse Comics, the same publisher known for releasing Hellboy, Sin City and 300.
Fight Club 3, which will roll out in 12 issues, is written by Palahniuk himself, with art by Cameron Stewart, who had the same role for Fight Club 2.
Also just like Fight Club 2, this third installment will see all our favorite characters from the original novel and film return to the page. That includes the unnamed narrator (played by Edward Norton), Tyler Durden (Pitt) and Marla (Helena Bonham Carter).
Here’s the synopsis of Fight Club 3 from Dark Horse Comics:
Marla, her first son, and her husband — the unnamed narrator in the novel, who now goes by Balthazar — live in a run-down motel in a sketchy neighborhood. In the Fight Club 2 graphic novel, Tyler transformed ‘Project Mayhem’ into ‘Rize or Die.’ Now, a new group has implemented a ruthless and deviant plan to fine-tune mankind, leading Balthazar to forge an unlikely alliance…with Tyler Durden.
“Fight Club 3 is about what happens when you need to team up with your enemy,” Palahniuk tells Deadline. “And the situation is even more complicated here, given Tyler Durden and Balthazar’s unique relationship. And, yes, bodily fluids will be exchanged.”
Personally, we’d practically kill for a Fight Club sequel on the big screen, however big a pipe dream that sequel may be.