Hollywood superstar Mark Wahlberg has revealed that they are dead set on making a sequel to the hit 2010 movie The Fighter. Mark has admitted that the first attempt at writing the script for the sequel will go to the writer of The Fighter, although The Fighter director David O. Russell was hoping to have a crack at it.
Wahlberg explained, "We're hoping that Scott Silver, who really wrote the first one, will come on, write the script. This one we'd try to make a more commercial movie about the three big fights. Dramatically, there's a lot more at stake for Micky because after he won the title, people automatically thought, he's still living in Lowell, they thought all of a sudden he was rich.”
Mark added, “He made a couple thousand dollars for that fight when he won the title. And that's when things got really difficult for him." So it looks like Christian Bale, who is currently bulked up for his role as Batman in The Dark Knight Rises, will have to shed the pounds again to play Micky Ward’s brother Dicky Ecklund. With work on the script yet to take place, expect The Fighter 2 to be released late 2014 or 2015.