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Warrior sequel on the way?

November 17th, 2016 by Marc Comments



One of the most underrated films of the past decade looks like it could be getting a sequel.

Director Gavin O’Connor, the man helming new Ben Affleck film The Accountant, has been talking briefly about the possibility of revisiting his 2011 MMA/UFC family drama flick Warrior.

The film tells the story of estranged brothers Brendan (Joel Edgerton) and Tommy Conlon (Tom Hardy) competing in an MMA tournament. The mixed martial arts sport helps bring the brothers and their alcoholic father (Nick Nolte) closer together.

While promoting his latest film, The Accountant, O’Connor, when asked by Screen Rant about his interest in a sequel, revealed that he has “some talks about that. Me and the actors“.

When I made that movie, it was still… MMA and UFC and that type of fighting, it just wasn’t as popular as it is today,” he said. “And that movie, more than any movie I’ve ever made, I have a weird… there’s an amazing following of rabid fans, more than anything I’ve ever done. And I’d say that’s probably my most personal movie. So I’m really grateful and, y’know, maybe we’ll do another one.”

Honestly, if you haven’t seen Warrior do so know. It’s a gem of a movie!

Source: Screen Rant

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….