BRZRKR, the comic book that marks Keanu Reeves’ debut as a writer in the medium, had the honor of being the first comic series to have a Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con. As incredible as that sounds, and as much as that is thanks to the actor’s superstardom, it could not have happened without the creative input and collaboration from co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Bang!) and artist Ron Garney (Wolverine, Captain America). The trio have poured their hearts and souls in the story thus far, and fans have responded with a powerful enthusiasm.
Centered on an immortal warrior known only as Berzerker, or “B,” BRZRKR was set for a 12-issue limited series by BOOM! Studios after raising over $1.4M through Kickstarter. Half-mortal and half-God, B is compelled to resort to violence and has spent centuries battling his own unbridled rage. Now working for the US government, he handles the fights that are too much for the average soldier in exchange for the secret to his existence and how to end it. With 9 issues already out and BRZRKR #10 arriving in September, the story is hurtling to its unbelievable conclusion – but it will soon take on a new life in a two-season anime and a live-action Netflix film.
While at San Diego Comic-Con, Screen Rant spoke to Reeves, Kindt and Garney about their reception at Hall H and expectations for upcoming adaptations, as well as how they plan to close out the explosive 12-issue comic series. See the video above, and read the responses in full below.
Screen Rant: You just came out of Hall H! What was that experience like?
You guys just came off the panel, and there was a very exciting announcement. We’re going beyond the comic; we are expanding. What is up?
What can you say about the anime? What is it going to cover?
And then the movie as well. What stage is that in?
I think that speaks to how much you care about the characters and the stories. Can you talk a little bit about what this means to you? I just asked an Oprah question, I’m sorry.
For you guys as well, same question. I’m sure you’ve been able to reflect on it a little bit, especially being here.
Tell me the origin story.
In terms of the story, is there an ending? Is this something that you guys are going to be doing for as long as you can?
The man known only as B. is half-mortal and half-God, cursed and compelled to violence…even at the sacrifice of his sanity. But after centuries, B. may have finally found a refuge – working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else. In exchange, B. will be granted the one thing he desires: the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence…and how to end it.
Check out our other SDCC 2022 interviews with the casts of Dungeons & Dragons and Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power as well. You can also catch our previous interviews with Keanu Reeves for John Wick 3 and Replicas.
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BRZRKR #10 will be available in comic shops September 21.