Now, in an upcoming interview with Screen Rant, OConnor has indicated that a sequel to Warrior is still a possibility. Originally released in 2011, Warrior featured Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton as two estranged brothers who find themselves training to compete (against each other) in a huge mixed martial-arts match each man fighting for very different, personal reasons and initially unaware of the identity of his ultimate opponent. While not a box office success upon its initial release, the film has subsequently earned a devout fanbase, particularly among fans of the mixed martial-arts sport which was, at the time, only just emerging as a market force in mainstream professional athletics. a knockout postAnd while it resolves much of its central conflict by the end, the film also leaves the long-term future of both characters unanswered along withthe ultimate fate of several adjacent plot-points, and fans have speculated for years as to what direction a hypothetical sequel might take. In the following exchange, taken from an interview conducted by Screen Rant for The Accountant, OConnor was asked about the legacy of the film and indicated that talks of a possible sequel have, in fact, continued: Screen Rant: One final question, about one of your earlier films: Having made Warrior, one of the biggest Mixed Martial-Arts films of its time, how do you feel about how the appreciation of that film has grown in that [the MMA] community? Gavin OConnor: Im grateful! I was trying to get that right. When I made that movie, it was still MMA and UFC and that type of fighting, it just wasnt as popular as it is today. check thatAnd that movie, more than any movie Ive ever made, I have a weird theres an amazing following of rabid fans, more than anything Ive ever done.
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