This is pretty exciting: a comic book sequel to BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA by Eric Powell and Brian Churilla and overseen by Carpy himself is being released this June. Now, I'm gonna be honest: I'm not a huge comic book guy, and wasn't entirely sold right off the bat. BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA is one of my favorite films, and I'm not always agreeable to a little legacy-tampering even it's relatively harmless. (Plus, who knows how much input Carpy really had.) But then I did some digging and saw some of the artwork:
It would seem it's an immediate sequel to the film, picking up seconds after the film's end, with the Yeti-Chewbacca monster clinging malevolently to the backside of the Pork Chop Express.
Then, subsequent artwork makes it seem as if they become straight-up buddies:
And then here we add Dennis Dun's Wang Chi in the mix–
Wait a minute– wait one gosh-gadoodlin' minute– lemme get a close-up here:
Yes. Yes. A million times yes. The creature is now wearing one of Jack Burton's trucker hats and a t-shirt that says "BUY ME A DRINK AND I'LL TELL YOU I'M 18." It's time for a slow-clap standing ovation like at the end of ROCKY IV. I am on board, signed up, pre-ordered, recruited, enlisted, and all that jazz. No word on whether the Coupe de Villes will be making a cameo appearance, though my fingers are crossed.