"Sean [Phillips] and I are doing a five-year deal with Image where basically we can do whatever we want, and they have to publish it," Brubaker told the audience in San Francisco.
While their critically-acclaimed series Fatale will end with #24, Brubaker is confident that fans will respond to what he has planned next. The project, titled The Fade Out, will particularly appeal to fans of Criminal, he said.
"[The Fade Out is] loosely based on things that happened in Hollywood in the '40s," Brubaker, whose uncle worked as a screenwriter, said.
"That's why this deal was so amazing to me, because they were willing to do it. Now all I have to do is worry about us doing great comics. I feel like this is a new stage of my career here, and I'm excited about," Brubaker said. A five-year deal will likely allow him to finish whatever he starts, as he prefers story with an endpoint and is unlikely to do long-running titles like The Walking Dead, the writer said.
In addition to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which will hit theaters in the spring, Brubaker has a handful of projects at various stages of development in Hollywood, including Criminal, which he worked on with Phillips.