Alex Cox on ‘Repo Man’ Sequel: ‘Waldo’s Hawaiian Holiday’
Alex Cox, the man behind the cult-classic film "Repo Man", is planning a sequel. And yes, that strange feeling you just experienced was the world becoming significantly weirder.
Waldo’s Hawaiian Holiday is the graphic novel that will serve as the sequel to Cox’ bizarre-beyond-words 1984 film, and it’s scheduled to hit shelves on March 31. The story is set a decade after the end of "Repo Man" and features the return of the film’s main character, Otto, who has no idea where he’s been for the past ten years and insists upon everyone calling him Waldo.
That’s about as much sense as I can make of the plot, but EW has an interview with Cox about Waldo’s Hawaiian Holiday that might clear things up.
ALEX COX: He’s been away on a journey in a car for 10 years and just returned. He thinks he’s only been gone for the evening. Now, he may indeed be Otto. He may have been transmogrified on the way back into Waldo. Or that may have happened to several people at the same time. Like, how Lee Harvey Oswald and all these other U.S. Marines defected to Russia at the same time. And then they all came back a couple of years later. So, maybe a whole bunch of people were picked up by aliens in a similar way and made prisoners on Mars, and then released 10 years later when they were of no further use.
Okay, maybe not.
Well, they also have a five-page preview of Waldo’s Hawaiian Holiday, featuring the art of Chris Bones. You can check it out while you’re waiting for your head to stop hurting.