If until recently it seemed unlikely that Real Steel 2 was made, now a sequel of the 2011 robot boxing movie seems closer than we could have imagined.
Is a Real Steel sequel coming?
Thanks to the arrival of the film on Netflix during the pandemic, many viewers have in fact rediscovered the film by director Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) starring Evangeline Lilly And Hugh Jackman. And precisely through the success of the film on the video on demand platform, Levy was able to return to talk about a sequel to Real Steel with Jackman.
“It has been on my mind for a long time and in conversations lately. Perhaps due to the fact that when Netflix started streaming it during the lockdown, it became one of their most viewed and trending titles “ explained the director on the occasion of the Free Guy promotional tour. Which led me to talk about it again with Hugh: ‘What is this love for Real Steel?’. A kind of this awareness that led us to say, ‘Well wait, we love him so much too.’ We have always loved it so much. It’s one of those never say never, it seemed like time was up for that window of opportunity. It seems like the love of the fans and that audience never went away. So who knows? “
Here is the interview released by the director, in which he talks about the possibility of seeing Real Steel 2 made one day:
– Inverse (@inversedotcom) August 5, 2021
The plot of the movie
In the first movie Jackman played Charlie Kenton, a boxer who retired from competitive activities. Charlie lost his chance to win a title when massive robots took over the ring and the sport of boxing. So he ended up working as a promoter of small encounters, and during that time, he put together scrap metal to make them low-end fighters, barely earning enough to make it through to get from one place to another. After hitting rock bottom, however, Charlie reluctantly joins up with his separated son, Max, to build and train a championship robot for one last chance at redemption.
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