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Mark Wahlberg Wants to Mount a Sequel to The Fighter

The Fighter finished up its healthy theatrical run with a pair of Oscar wins, but star Mark Wahlberg wants one more chance to get in the ring. "I got bit by the bug, and now I'm trying to plant the idea in everyone's head that we should do — not five or six Fighters like Rocky — but one more because the big thing that Micky Ward was famous for was his three epic battles with Arturo Gatti," Wahlberg told EW today. "So we're talking about possibly taking one more run at it." But would Christian Bale really be willing to lose the weight again? (We all know Melissa Leo would put that shellacked wig back on in a heartbeat, then take out ads crowing, "I'm back, bitches!") "Everybody had such an amazing experience making the movie that I can't imagine they wouldn't want to go back," said Wahlberg. "But it's still kind in the early stages." [Inside Movies/EW]

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