Real Steel 2 is the sequel you didn’t realise you wanted

Remember Hugh Jackman’s sci-fi sports actioner Real Steel? Well, good news…

Hugh Jackman and chums in Real Steel
Hugh Jackman and chums in Real Steel

Hugh Jackman’s 2011 robot boxing opus Real Steel didn’t get the kindest reception, but speaking to Comingsoon, director Shawn Levy (Night At The Museum) revealed that despite the kicking it actually did quite well, and what’s more…

“We have been quietly developing a sequel to Real Steel for three and a half years,” said Levy.

“We’ve come up with some great scripts but Hugh and I would only make it if the plot feels fresh, but also the character journeys feel fresh, and we’ve found both but never at the same time. It’s ongoing. I know the clock is ticking.

Shawn Levy on the set of The Internship
Shawn Levy on the set of The Internship

“That movie, weirdly, for a movie that did very well globally–it did OK domestically–but the love for Real Steel remains kind of unique as far as rabid fans who ask me all the time for another one.

“Hugh and I love that movie so if we can crack it, we’ll make it, but I have this sense that we better make that happen soon or frankly, the audience may not be there in the same way. So we shall see.”

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