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!
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