Have you been desperately eyeing out for Real Steel 2? This October will mark the tenth anniversary of Real Steel, the boxing robot drama starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Shawn Levy. Though reviews were mixed, the movie was a hit at the box office, and one of the finest coming in terms of technology. Real Steel is a 2011 American science fiction sports drama film starring Hugh Jackman and Dakota Goyo and co-produced and directed by Shawn Levy for DreamWorks Pictures. The film is based on the short story “Steel”, written by Richard Matheson. The 2011 film Real Steel, helmed by future Stranger Things director-producer Shawn Levy, was an odd genre mashup of sci-fi, sports thrillers, and family drama. The movie gained a new audience after its release on Netflix (Red Notice) and was streamed more than expected. Since the audience now looks at the tech genres more for the future, Director Levy reveals he’s talked to Hugh Jackman about possibly doing Real Steel 2.
Plot of Real Steel
Real Steel is the tale of Charlie (Hugh Jackman), an ex-boxer navigating a near-future in which boxing matches between actual humans have been made illegal. Instead, hulking robots designed specifically for the sport go toe-to-toe in the ring, and Charlie is a down-on-his-luck manager of one such machine dubbed Ambush, which he loses on a bet as the film opens. To make matters worse, he’s embroiled in a custody battle over his son Max (Dakota Goyo, whose character’s name is a clever homage to the name of the robot boxer in that old Twilight Zone episode). Charlie’s ex-girlfriend, the boy’s mother, has recently died, and Charlie, who isn’t exactly a big family guy, strikes a deal with Max’s wealthy aunt and uncle to give them full custody in exchange for $100,000. But first, Charlie must care for Max for three months while the couple takes a planned vacation. As it turns out, the lad is a big fan of robot boxing, and the two bond over Atom, a sparring machine with a unique “shadow” feature discovered by Max in a jukebox. In the end, Charlie arranges the Zeus challenge Max wanted and convinces Debra to allow Max to witness the fight. Zeus remains undefeated, but with Mashido’s group left humiliated by the near-loss and Zeus damaged to the point where he’s irreparable, Atom is triumphantly labelled the people’s champion.
Renewal of Real Steel 2
The director revealed that he, Jackman, and one of the movie’s executive producers had begun kicking ideas around for a sequel- Real Steel 2 before Real Steel was even released. After Real Steel became a box office success, several different screenwriters took cracks at the project — but none could make all of the elements that Levy, Spielberg, and Jackman required come together. Specifically, the trio is determined to not just make the same movie again. Levy went on to say that while each draft of the Real Steel 2 script that had been commissioned had come close, none managed to stick the landing. The director said “We’ve attempted it a few times with a number of writers, and no draft got me, Hugh, and Steven all there to a yes in the same moment, “It all felt like it wasn’t quite enough to promise a new story and a new movie. I had a weird experience watching it tonight because, on one hand, it felt really good to revisit an old friend, but it also weirdly cemented my conviction that I just shouldn’t make a sequel unless I’m sure it will be better.”
Release date of Real Steel 2
There have been many robot movies coming along, recently there were reports about Vin Diesel starring in a Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots movie. This brought about the speculations for the fans to demand Real Steel 2 instead, something else that shows that the movie has only grown in popularity since its initial release. If the fans want it and the original director and star are both interested, the timing seems to be perfect for a sequel to Real Steel, but the decision will depend upon Disney noticing the trend as well. Until some determined writer can bring it home, Real Steel 2 will remain in the realm of speculation