“Stallone did film Rocky 6 when he was 60”: Mark Wahlberg, 52, Open to $129M Boxing Movie Sequel

Mark Wahlberg, 52, Open to $129M Boxing Movie Sequel
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Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg needs no introduction in the Hollywood industry. He has given a plethora of box office hits in the previous years like Instant Family, Ted, and The Departed, among others. The actor is known for his passion for fitness and works out regularly. The action star is a versatile actor who has worked in various genres including, comedy, drama, and action. His work was highly acclaimed in The Fighter.

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Christian Bale in The Fighter
Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter

There have been talks about the sequel of the box-office hit film and lead star Mark Wahlberg shared details on the progress of a potential sequel.

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Mark Wahlberg on the sequel to his and Christian Bale’s movie The Fighter

In an interview with Collider, the Patriots Day actor talked about his hit action film The Fighter. On being asked about a sequel to the film, which could cover aspects left out in the earlier part, Wahlberg shared an update. The Ted actor said,

“It’s definitely a priority, but I don’t think it’s necessarily gonna be a sequel, it’s really kind of its own thing about the Ward/Gatti wars and this crazy relationship that came out of these fights. After the first fight they became very close friends, yet two more times, they went in there and tried to kill each other and caused a lot of physical and mental damage that really took a toll on them, and certainly still takes a toll on Micky to this day. Scott Silver is gonna be writing it, and hopefully, he’s writing as we speak.”

Sylvester Stallone in Rocky 6
Sylvester Stallone in Rocky 6

On being asked about the tentative release date of the film, Wahlberg referred to Sylvester Stallone, saying,

“Well sooner rather than later, I mean I’m not getting any younger although Stallone did film Rocky 6 when he was 60, and he filmed the first one when he was 29. But I would like to do it within the next year, a year and a half.”

Sylvester Stallone’s superhit franchise film Rocky 6 was released in 2006.

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About Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale’s film The Fighter

The Fighter is a biographical sports drama film released in 2010. It was directed by David O. Russell. The cast comprises prominent names like Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Melissa Leo. Mark Wahlberg was also the producer of the film.

Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale in The Fighter
Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale in The Fighter

The story follows the lives of professional boxer Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and his older half-brother and former boxer, Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale). It was inspired by the 1995 documentary that featured the Eklund-Ward family, named High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell. The film was critically acclaimed and grossed $129 million worldwide. It received nominations for seven Academy Awards. The Dark Knight star, Christian Bale‘s weight, accent, and mannerisms, were widely appreciated by viewers. He won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, and Melissa Leo won the Best Supporting Actress award.

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The Fighter is available for streaming on Apple TV.

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Source- Collider

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