First Badass Posters for Gavin O'Connor's 'Warrior' with Tom Hardy
Lionsgate's patience is about to pay off. Pride & Glory director Gavin O'Connor shot a mixed martial arts drama a few years back (early 2009) called Warrior - we were actually one of the first to report that he was making it. Although its finished, they've been holding onto it for a while, now they can unleash and kick ass. The reason? Tom Hardy stars as one of the lead MMA fighters in the film, and his popularity has blown up since Inception. Starring as Hardy's brother is Joel Edgerton, the badass Aussie actor also on the rise with Animal Kingdom and The Thing. Both are seen on this badass poster for Warrior that leaked on Facebook.
This is the biggest version of the poster currently out there, but we'll update with a high def when we can.
This was posted on actress Jennifer Morrison's Facebook (via Cinema Blend) who stars in the film. I used that official still at the top, as that's all we've seen from it so far. This seems like two posters side-by-side.
Warrior is directed by Gavin O'Connor from a script by Anthony Tambakis, Cliff Dorfman & O'Connor. The youngest son (Tom Hardy) of an alcoholic former boxer (Nick Nolte) returns home, where he's trained by his father to compete in a mixed martial arts tournament, a path that puts him on a collision course with his older brother (Joel Edgerton). Also starring in this: Jennifer Morrison, Noah Emmerich, Kevin Dunn and Kurt Angle. It's basically about these two brothers (Hardy, Edgerton) who have to, through the course of the story, find each other again and reconnect with their father. Lionsgate has Warrior scheduled for release on September 9th this fall, so we've got a little while to wait, but we'll let you know when we have the trailer.
Reader Feedback - 22 Comments
very nice poster, i like simplicity of it
46and2 on Mar 10, 2011
Awesome! I love MMA, Ultimate Fighting and Tom Hardy! *cheers*
Anonymous on Mar 10, 2011
MMA is probably the gayest sport ever. I like Tom Hardy though, but everything else seems meh.
M.K. Nielsen on Mar 10, 2011
MMA IS PROBABLY THE GAYEST SPORT EVER?! I like to see you say that to an pro MMA fighter's face...then we'll see who's really gay.
Nick on Mar 10, 2011
the 1st 12 UFC's were the best, all the ones after have rules , rounds etc.. it used to be shaolin kung fu vs togakure ryu ninjutsu, or kenpo karate vs sumo , now its just 2 guys from mexico with adds all over thier trunks. the only new action is the introduction to WWE's fighters. P.S. its good to see Owen Lars do more than just harvest moisture vaporaters.
ChrisC5g on Mar 11, 2011
Wrong! Maybe you meant Brazilian guys fghtiing each other; makes since UFC was inspired by by vale tudo tournaments in Brazil and the Gracie family(brazilian fighters of Gracie Jui-Jitsu in your beloved first UFC's.) There are still great fighters from all over the globe though..... and there is only 1 UFC champ of mexican decent but he is still American.The majority of the good ones are American or from Brazil. So they added rules, weight classes, and athletes that have sponsers. The matches are getting more skilled and stratigic, fighters are more athletic;the understanding of the combat-effectiveness of various strategies has been greatly improved. ....sooooooo its a sport instead of the random fights that the first events were, but still the closest thing you can get to a fight in regulated sports. I'm not sure what you mean by only action is the addition of WWE Fighters' ....WWE is fake wrestling and has nothing to do with MMA. Do you mean the addition of Brock lesner to MMA who was a NCAA Collegic wrestler before he ever joined WWE. Or did you mean WCE joining UFC, but that just added more fighters of lighter weight classes, ....they already existed and there just fighting under the UFC name now. And as far as being the only action... martial arts has evolved more in the last 15 years than in the preceding 700 years combined of compitition fighting due to MMA.
McWilly on Mar 12, 2011
That comment is f'n retarded in so many ways....tell me your just trolling. Never mind either way your an idiot!
McWilly on Mar 11, 2011
Over MMA and all the hype. All about tradition martial arts minus the inflated MMA ego. Anyhow, this looks worth checking out. Redbelt is the best Jujitsu film I've seen.
Brandon on Mar 10, 2011
M.K. Nielsen Gayest sport ever? Obviously youve never been punched in the face, somebody please oblige him... there is no other sport more real than mixed martial arts you idiot..
Max on Mar 10, 2011
Anonymous on Mar 10, 2011
people who have seen this film, say its on par with Raging Bull
Vito on Mar 11, 2011
Cinema hasn't been kind to MMA, but here's to hoping that this becomes what Rocky and Raging Bull was to boxing. The sport's still struggling with a shaky reputation (as you can see from some comments above) and a film up to that standard should elevate its legitimacy. For the record, the top ranked fighters in MMA are some of the most conditioned athletes in the world, competing in the most dynamic combat sport ever conceived. To dismiss the science of passing a guard and calling it "gay" is ignorant. Jiu-jitsu is the most effective single martial art in the world... if you think its practitioners are just a gang of homos try to punch a blue belt's lights out, and see what happens to your arm.
Frame on Mar 11, 2011
I've been waiting for another Hardy Flick. He's a great young actor. Can't wait to see what he comes out with next.
Rooneyman on Mar 11, 2011
I saw a screening of it. It's better than ROCKY. Believe it.
Tony on Mar 11, 2011
I can't believe they actually have the balls to put Joel Edgerton on the poster.
overwatch on Mar 11, 2011
i cant watch MMA, im sure its a great sport but its fan take our sport watching ways back to the gladiator age and i tend to find them far too hostile to those of us who dont like MMA. however i love tom and i feel that since he was fantastic is bronson he should really shine in this. also im an australian and joel is one of my least favourite actors, but ill look past that
Luke on Mar 11, 2011
And again, MMA trys to do something Pro-Wrestling has already done ( The Wrestler ) i really doubt it will be anything close to that film.
David on Mar 15, 2011
oh wait and boxing and football and karate .....what, wait what am I doing here I sound like David trying to relate a random sport movie to another ......oh nevermind thats a stretch cuz fake wrestling isnt a sport and the plot has little/no relation.
I am Ron Burgundy? on Mar 15, 2011
McWilly i think its weird that you dont call Pro-Wrestling a sport but yet you call MMA sport, Pro Wrestlers work 300+ days a year wrecking themselves for the fans entertainment and they dont get half the credit they deserve, while everyone is on this MMA band wagon all of a sudden, watching 2 guys who have some serious aggression problems, fight twice a year getting paid loads but really they should be locked up. And by the way ever since The Wrestler came out, every contact sport is having a shot at Hollywood. You dont have to like Pro-Wrestling, just respect it.
David on Mar 15, 2011
A sport is an activity that is of a competitive nature, and considering that all "wins" and "losses" are predetermined in pro wrestling, then IT. IS. NOT. A. SPORT. For you to suggest that it is is embarrassing. I respect the nature of the business but to compare it to true competition is laughable. It's more akin to a circus. So, now clowns are athletes? I wasn't gonna reply to your post, but you took an uncalled for jab at MMA. So, which "2 guys" in MMA can you name that have "aggressions problems"? Many of these athletes grew up as students of traditional martial arts so with that comes a lot of values. 9 of 10 fighters that you see lose a match will come humble and praise their opponent for a well-deserved win. Most recently for example: Ben Henderson, Vitor Belfort and Josh Koscheck had nothing but great things to say about guys who just whooped their asses. How often do you see that in ANY sport? Press conferences get uglier for the NFL and the NBA. And these guys aren't knuckle-dragging douchebags neither. Chuck Liddell has a business degree from Cal Poly and Rick Franklin has a Master's in education and was formerly a teacher. So which ones are you talking about should get "locked up"? The reason that the bandwagon's getting big for the sport is because of the heart associated with it. It REALLY IS about the fights, because unlike boxing, MMA fighters get pocket change for purses. Boxers Mayweather and Pacquiao can stack $40,000,000 in a single year, but Georges St-Pierre, the top pound-for-pound fighter in MMA, is lucky to get $400,000 per fight! So what's this about these guys getting paid "loads"?
Frame on Mar 17, 2011
If you've seen Hardy in "Bronson" then you know he has the requisite physical ability to pull this off.
Anonymous on Mar 16, 2011
In 2006 I took a screenwriting class; a Greek guy (Dimitris?) had a script called Tapout, out 2 estranged brothers who meet in the Octagon.
Ta Kimbia on May 1, 2011
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