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A Sequel To The Fighter? No Thanks!

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Can you PLEASE not sequelize your Oscar-winning film, Mark Wahlberg? It's fine as it is.

Here's Mark Wahlberg's thoughts on the possibility of a Fighter sequel:

"I weigh about 185. But it’s still solid. Ready to throw down. I got bit by the bug, and now I’m trying to plant the idea in everyone’s head that we should do — not five or six Fighters like Rocky — but one more because the big thing that Micky Ward was famous for was his three epic battles with Arturo Gatti. So we’re talking about possibly taking one more run at it."

Here's Mark on whether or not the original cast would return for the sequel:

"Yeah. Everybody had such an amazing experience making the movie that I can’t imagine they wouldn’t want to go back. But it’s still kind in the early stages."

And here's what Mark had to say when asked if the actual Micky and Dickie Ward liked the idea of a sequel:

"They’re both thrilled by the possibility. I just keep getting the phone calls…From Micky…saying 'Make sure you get it done.' "

We REALLY hope they don't go through with this. The Fighter was a wonderful film, with fantastic performances, and we'd be very, very nervous that they'd ruin the integrity of the original by sequelizing it.

Onto the next one, Mark!

Would U like to see a sequel to The Fighter?

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14 comments to “A Sequel To The Fighter? No Thanks!”

  1. 1

    Horrible idea

  2. 2

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  3. Eilee says – reply to this


    You would be very unhappy?
    OK I forgot , you are now the head of a movie studio?
    STOP STOP Just report ; your editorials are BOGUS!!!!!!!!

  4. 4

    Smokin hot but looks like an asshole

  5. 5

    I wonder if someone said the same thing about "Rocky". Good thing for us, those backing the sequel got their way. Rocky II is a fine film that, while not quite matching the original in terms of quality, is a worthy companion to the original.

    I think it's not at all outside the realm of possibility that a guy like Mark Wahlberg is capable of producing just such a sequel.

  6. 6

    I don't suspect you know a single thing about athletics perez…..but for those of you who knew nothing of Ward before the movie you are actually missing the story. Ward and Gotti fought three times and it was the fight of the year each of the three times (not my opinion…it was actually Boxing Magazine fight of the year each time). They can leave it as is and I'll be fine, but the story is a little incomplete.

    Too bad that Gatti isn't alive though because his story is just as amazing and he was a better fighter. But the boxing world has never been so entertained as when those two got in the ring and connected…..it was brutal.

  7. 7

    No thanks? Seriously?
    This may be one of the few warranted sequels!
    Any boxing fan knows that the 3 Gatti/Ward fights were some of the greatest, most brutal portrayals of heart and true athleticism ever.
    Bring on the sequel!

  8. 8

    J Live has it right…..it is a great film….but not the whole story…and as brutal and as GREAT as those 3 fights were……the two men became great friends….truly a story all on it's own to capture….and if you can add the crazy family in (c'mon….those sisters ROCKED IT) then why the hell not..and if every body wins….why not……and yes….i agree even more that perez needs to just stick to gossip and not try and editorialize…..talk about what you know…..and leave the stuff like this to people who get it…

  9. 9

    I have not seen the fighter (yet) but, if the first film did not cover that Gatti fights then there is plenty of material to make another one. Arturo gatti and his life alone can make another film. Lots of material here

  10. 10

    Are they trying to kill Christian Bale? I don't think that guy can afford to put his body through any more weight loss.

  11. 11

    Amazing idea. First thing I thought of when I left the theatre. You'd have to understand boxing to realize that this would be a great movie. the ward/gatti fights were epic. there is so much history there? that first fight was probably one of they best fights ever. ward loses. he won the second and lost the third. gatti eventually would be found hung to death. at first he was thought to have been murdered, but eventually i think they called it a suicide. there's alot here though. could be another great movie.

  12. 12

    Ugh he's so hot!!

  13. 13

    When I watched the first one, I thought "I'd like a sequel". I hope they do it!

  14. 14

    that actually sounds like a great idea! please bring on a sequel!!