Good news for those of you who enjoyed The Fighter. The further adventures of Mickey and his wayward brother Dickey could be on the way in the near future.

Chatting to Mario Lopez (yes, that’s right – Saved by the Bell’s A.C Slater) during the red carpet ceremony at Sunday’s Oscar, Mark Wahlberg reveals  that number two is in the pipeline.

“Now we’re gonna talk about doing No. 2. We’re gonna do the Ward /Gatti trilogy and make it real.”

Not sure if the actor was just caught up in the excitement of the evening when he blurted out those plans, but considering the rich characters and drama the first film presented, the idea of revisiting that milieu would be quite an appealing proposition.

Wonder if David O. Russell (and indeed the rest of the original cast) would be keen to see a follow-up in the works?

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