THE FIGHTER 2 will happen, according to Mark Wahlberg

Julian Stark

by: Julian Stark
June 9th, 2011

Mark Wahlberg announces that sequel to THE FIGHTER will happen

Well, I guess that's one way of making a formal announcement. Mark Wahlberg officially announced that THE FIGHTER would get a sequel at the Guys Choice Awards, according to Cinema Blend.

There's been talk of a sequel for a while, but nothing was set in stone. We'll see more of Micky Ward and his dysfunctional family, but don’t expect a plethora of sequels like ROCKY. In Wahlberg’s own words: “We're not going to do FIGHTER 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 but we are going to do 2, and we're going to do the Ward-Gatti trilogy.”

The Ward-Gatti trilogy refers to the three fights between Micky Ward and Arturro Gatti from 2002 to 2003; those fights were excluded from THE FIGHTER so there’d be enough material for another installment. It’s odd to see a character-driven drama like THE FIGHTER get a sequel, but its real-life inspirations have enough fire in them to make for a potentially engaging follow-up.

Commenting Rules: Comments are intended to open up the discussion to our readers about the topics at hand, and as such should be offered with a positive and constructive attitude. If your comment is not relative to the above post or is disrespectful to the authors and readers, we reserve the right to delete it. Continued abuse of our good nature will result in banishment of the offender. Additionally, if you have any burning issues to point out to the GATW crew - typos, corrections, suggestions, or straight-up criticism - please email us instead of commenting here.

  • Recent Post