Mark Wahlberg Announces Sequel to The Fighter, Possible Trilogy?
During the acceptance speech for “Guy Movie of the Year” at the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards, Mark Wahlberg announced plans for a sequel to The Fighter. The boxing film was an Academy Award Nominee for Best Picture in 2011, and Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actor Christian Bale and Best Supporting Actress Melissa Leo.
Walhberg stated: “We left out the Arturo Gatti fights for a reason. Because that’s for The Fighter 2. We’re not going to do Fighter 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, but we’re going to do 2. We’re going to do the Ward/Gatti trilogy.”
No word yet on whether director David O. Russell will return for the sequel, though he will likely serve as at least a producer.
(via Spike TV)