Oscar nominated movie The Fighter hits DVD shelves today. The critically acclaimed movie tells the real life story of boxing brothers Micky & Dicky Ecklund and scored Oscars for Christian Bale and Melissa Leo.
With its success and the number of sequels being released this year, people are wondering if there would ever be a sequel. Entertainment Weekly caught up with Mark Wahlberg to ask him just that. Check out some excerpts below.
EW: I assume a sequel would include much of the same cast?
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.
EW: I'm not the guy who has to take a punch, but just the thought of resuming all that punishing fitness work makes me ache.
Well, I've got my sparring partner sitting right in front of me. We did about ten rounds yesterday. And in between shooting this movie that I'm doing, we had a couple of hours off while they shot another couple of scenes, so we flew back to the hotel, got in our boxing gear, boxed, took a shower, and went back to the set.
EW: Are Micky and Dickie excited about the idea of a sequel?
They're both thrilled by the possibility. I just keep getting the phone calls.
EW: From them?
From Micky, yeah. Saying, "Make sure you get it done."
Interesting. We can't imagine what would happen in the sequel, but if it happens, we'd be excited to see it!