'The Fighter' star Mark Wahlberg confirms 'The Fighter 2' is in the works
Mark Wahlberg made a very public official announcement at the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards: he is indeed moving ahead with ‘The Fighter 2.' Will the cast and director David O. Russell also return for 'The Fighter 2?'
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We’ve stated before that Christian Bale and actress Melissa Leo both have Wahlberg and his passion to make The Fighter to thank for their respective Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress Oscars. I would expect that even if they weren’t fully into the idea, a basic sense of loyalty would motivate them to return as Micky’s half-brother/trainer, Dicky Eklund, and Micky’s mother/manager, Alice Ward. Similarly, Amy Adams has enjoyed a nice career boost since she got her third Best Supporting Actress nomination for playing Micky’s girlfriend, Charlene Fleming (see: her role as Lois Lane in Man of Steel ). Since her character goes on to become Micky’s wife, and was by his side for the Gatti fights, I would expect Adams would have similar incentive to return. But we’ll see.
No word yet on when The Fighter 2 will go into production or hit theaters – but considering how busy all of the people involved with the franchise are, and how motivated Wahlberg seems to be, I would expect the film to start ramping up for production sooner before later.
You can catch the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards Friday June 10 @ 9/8c on Spike TV.
Kofi Outlaw blogs at Screen Rant.
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