Must Watch: Fantastic Official Trailer for Gavin O'Connor's 'Warrior'

April 7, 2011
Source: Apple

Warrior Trailer

"Are we here to win this fight?" Lionsgate has debuted the first trailer via Apple for Gavin O'Connor's new film Warrior, an inspirational sports drama focusing on two MMA fighters who happen to be brothers. This stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton as the two brothers, Nick Nolte as their estranged father, and even includes Jennifer Morrison and Noah Emmerich. This is the movie I've been raving about since getting an early glimpse at it last week and I'm excited to share the trailer with everyone, too. Warrior is such a great movie and I'm more than happy to start building fantastic buzz for it. Watch the trailer below!

Watch the first teaser trailer for Gavin O'Connor's Warrior:

You can also watch the Warrior trailer in High Definition on Apple

The youngest son (Hardy) of a former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father (Nolte) for competition in a MMA tournament -- a path that also puts him on a collision corner with his older brother.

Warrior is directed by American filmmaker Gavin O'Connor, of films like Tumbleweeds, Miracle, and Pride and Glory previously. The screenplay was written by Anthony Tambakis, Cliff Dorfman & O'Connor from a story by Cliff Dorfman ("Entourage") & Gavin O'Connor. This was filmed back in 2009 mostly in Pittsburgh and Atlantic City. Lionsgate is finally bringing Warrior to theaters starting September 9th later this year.

Find more posts in Hype, To Watch, Trailer

Discover more around the web:

  • Anonymous
    Looks like The Fighter for the MMA genre. Well, I like Tom Hardy and MMA, so I'm in.
  • Big Boss
    Nice. Good to see a decent MMA story in cinema for a change.
  • Anonymous
    Yep, I'm in. Hardy and Edgerton look excellent here.
  • Very cool trailer but too spoilerish in my opinion. I would expect something like the reveal that the brothers are going to fight for the championship would be kept for the movie.
    • Popcorn
      • Dukephoenix
        Did you guys really think they weren't gonna fight in the end?
        • Redguy
          too many things shown, ffs. who taught them to make a trailer?
  • notalent
    Anyone else noticed the similar font from The Fighter trailer?
    • Awtan90
      and similar music........ and similar brother to brother relationship..... yeah....I noticed.
      • Cracky
        Lol, I really really want to think that this is just a coincidence.
        • Edward Nigma
          Im not certain but, but i think Warrior was made BEFORE The Fighter! Its just been kept from being released for a coouple of years.
          • bitt
            doesn't matter, The Fighter was a real story, and if you knew anything you would know that their relationship was exactly how they portrayed it in the movie
  • Boner
    Literally the exact same FONT and MUSIC and cutting style of THE FIGHTER trailer.
    Exciting, music really pumps it up.
  • It may have nothing to do with ( Peaceful Warrior ) ... But still it remind me by it .. I think the reasons are Nick Nolte + Title " Warrior " + Movie about Sport 😉
    Marketing execs and trailer editors are shameless rip-off artists. This is probably a really good film, but this trailer makes it look so much a rip-off of THE FIGHTER. "If you liked THE FIGHTER... come see our movie!! We're terrified of losing our jobs and we can't risk cutting an original trailer so we are going to rip off the marketing for THE FIGHTER note for note!!!"
    • JL
      And consider what a joy it would be editing video into trailers for movies and getting paid to do it. I should think a person would feel lucky for the opportunity and exercise some imagination and creativity, but apparently that isn't the case.
  • easy company
    oh yeaaaaaaa.i wanna see Edgerton in bourne legacy NOW. on another note,i cant believe they put his name before hardy.probably has a thing to do with hardy beeing nobody when this was filming...
    • John Doe
      Well, with all due respect to both actors, they're BOTH kind of 'nobodies'.
  • Mayhem
    Enjoyed this trailer. I can't wait to see the film, and looks like Hardy is really getting ripped. He is gonna be awesome as Bane!
    • Yea, they shot this a while ago before he was even cast, back in 2009, so I don't think that's how he looks now. He even shot this before Inception.
  • Fgrillo91
    Why do you leave out frank grillo?
  • Sdhf
    So, apparently Mics are the only fighters you can make movies about today?
    • history repeats
      yes we are lol
      • McWilly
        Yep 😉
    • John Doe
      It certainly appears so, doesn't it?
  • Looks awesome!
  • Cruzer
    Anything with Tom hardy in it is sure to be good, and this is no exception, fantastic trailer it's just what I needed!
  • Piotras A
    they definately showed way too much in this trailer... anyhow, i'm still in, looks pretty damn solid to me
  • reminds me of rebelt and the fighter but ill still give it a watch
  • Cracky
    Hardy and Nolte. Righteous. Who would ever have thought that an MMA movie could be done without the douchebag, Tap-Out, Linkin Park soundtracked, macho bullshit? I didn't. Yay.
    • John Doe
  • Filmfoodie
    The Fighter 2
    • John Doe
  • James Kragen
    Jennifer Morrison is amazingly gorgeous. This sensual young woman is indescribably beautiful. I hope Tom Hardy and Kurt Angle will have an MMA fight in this film. Random Star Trek connection – Shinzon and Winona Kirk together on screen.
  • wow looks good
  • well just saw the whole movie... god people suck at making movie trailers...
    • Kmckoy23
    • Boon
      well, at least we can watch to see which one wins.. oh wait..
    • Nah there's still more to it, don't worry. It's about the experience of watching it (on the big screen), not the outcome at the end, right? :)
  • Ferzio
    can't wait to see it based on what Alex wrote.
  • carla
    nobody will see this one
  • Strontiumchin
    Australia versus New Zealand! YEAHHHH!!!
  • Tony
    Saw it at CinemaCon. It's incredible. Oscar worthy without a doubt and way superior to THE FIGHTER.
    • Anonymous
      the Fighter comparisons are getting rather annoying. This is MMA not Boxing.
  • Ah shit. I think I could love this film. I did mixed martial arts for 4 years (and it was brutal) and I've been waiting for a movie like this.
  • so its basically BELLATOR:The Motion Picture or PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix:The Movie .. If nothing else it looks well made and should be way better than NEVER BACK DOWN and more action oriented than REDBELT.
  • kneeldown
    Where the fuck is Hardy's neck?
    • John Doe
      Yeah, dude's neck (or lack their of) lookin like Bill Goldberg's.
  • THeFiGHTeR
    OMG the whole movie was in the freaking trailer. Trailers should not be longer than 1:15-1:45 minutes.
  • Chazzy
    You people are outrageous. Stop pretending this trailer ruined anything... It looks awesome.
  • Rojagegeo
    this looks just like the fighter,i mean the trailer is a rip off the fighter trailers....same deliverence of dialogues,music,font...the dad is dickie,the bros are micky....
    • Rojagegeo
      Gavin O'Connor = David O'Russel, there is an 'O' in both the directors names too....
  • Vito
    looks great! I agree with Alex. Its not about knowing the outcome, its about experiencing the journey...what happens to them along the way, how it happens, and how they react to it all. Tom Hardy is our Brando....and I hate comparing actors to the older generation. But he will elevate acting to a new level the way Brando did, and others will follow in his footsteps.
  • Natjames7
    This movie looks incredible , I can't wait to see it !!!
  • Leinergroove
    Too bad this didn't see the light before... fortunately Tom Hardy has all the public attention right now, so we could see this. Maybe we'll see this movie winning some awards in the future...
  • First The Wrestler, then The Fighter and now this? I guess they forgot the "the".
    • McWilly
      Dude they have been making inspirational sports movies since before you were born .... Your a douch! But I applaud you for breaking away from your typical comment "gay"
  • TTumMM
    Look good but I think I just know the ending hahaha Damn the trailer!!!
  • Einar Os
    I gotta feeling this is gonna be great. Mma movies up to now has sucked ass, except Redbelt which was pretty good. Bring it on!
  • Wlange4
    So it's the Rocky III story set in the MMA world? Ok, I'll watch it!!
  • In 2006 I took a screenwriting class; a Greek guy (Dimitris?) had a script "Tapout", about 2 estranged brothers who meet in the Octagon.
  • Methadras
    Trailer killed the movie.




Alex's Top 10 - 2016
1. La La Land
2. Paterson
3. Arrival
4. Captain Fantastic
5. 20th Cent. Women
6. Pete's Dragon
7. Jackie
8. Kubo & Two Strings
9. Everybody Wants
10. Wilderpeople
Click Here for Thoughts

Jeremy's Top 10 - 2016
1. Moonlight
2. The Handmaiden
3. High-Rise
4. Elle
5. Arrival
6. Kubo & Two Strings
7. 13th
8. Jackie
9. Toni Erdmann
10. The Witch
Click Here for Thoughts


Subscribe to our feed or daily newsletter:
Follow Alex's main profile on twitter:
For the news posts only, follow this acct:
Add our feed to your Feedly: follow us in feedly