Everyone loves a story about the underdog winning against all odds, and last year's Academy Award–winning 'The Fighter' fit the bill. The film triumphed over its own set of struggles, with Mark Wahlberg determined to see the project through for years before the film won Oscars for Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale) and Best Supporting Actress (Melissa Leo) and made over $100 million worldwide at the box office. Now the actor is talking about possibly filming round two of the Micky Ward boxing tale.

Wahlberg told Entertainment Weekly's Inside Movies, "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 'Fighter's like 'Rocky' -- but one more because the big thing that Micky Ward was famous for was his three epic battles with Arturo Gatti. So we're talking about possibly taking one more run at it."
Though the film was met with critical acclaim for its performances, many were left wondering why director David O. Russell didn't include the legendary trilogy with Gatti (Ward's final fights), since the brutal series was the most lucrative of Ward's career. A sequel gives Wahlberg the chance to highlight this and expound upon the friendship that grew between the two opponents until Gatti's strange death in 2009.

No confirmation yet if Bale, Leo and Adams will be joining Wahlberg for a possible sequel. The actor's positive, yet realistic, about its chances -- telling EW, "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 of the early stages."

Check out a few highlights from the Ward/Gatti showdown below, and let us know what stipulations need to be met for you to see a 'Fighter' sequel.

The Fighter
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