We’re finally getting a sequel to ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas‘ and I am not thrilled. While the idea of ‘Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey’ looks good on paper as we see Jack Skellington’s dog get lost and have to find his way home, it’s the fact that we’ll be reading it on paper and not seeing it on the big screen that I have a problem with. The iconic music and animation of this Tim Burton classic which debuted 25 years ago and directed by Henry Selick still resonate today so to put this out as a comic doesn’t have me thrilled.
I really hope that Tokyopop can outdo my expectations for the comic but I’m really not sold. The original film took in $76 million on an $18 million budget and always appeared ripe to have a follow-up. However, in print isn’t what any of the fans were probably expecting or hoping for.
DJ Milky is set to pen the story of Zero trying to find his way out of Christmas Town and back home. While we know that the series is set to launch in the Spring of 2018, far away from both Halloween and Christmas, we have yet to learn the number of issues which will be used to tell the story.
As this is an officially licensed story it will be something new for fans to enjoy though with details so slim it is hard to tell if Jack, Salley, or any of the other classics will be returning for long.
Are you happy to hear that we’ll be getting any kind of follow up to ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ or is ‘Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey’ just a cruel tease for a sequel that will never happen on the big screen? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Screen Rant