A 'Real Steel' Sequel with Hugh Jackman is Already Being Developed
We've only seen a teaser trailer and some early viral marketing material online, but DreamWorks robot boxing flick Real Steel doesn't hit theaters until October 7th. However, DreamWorks has so much faith in the metal smashing romp that Deadline reports the studio is already developing a sequel. John Gatins, who wrote the first film, has already been commissioned to write the sequel and star Hugh Jackman and director Shawn Levy are expected to return as well. Apparently the internal screenings of the movie and CinemaCon footage got a huge response, and the film is slowly, but surely, generating some serious buzz.
Honestly, some people have been ragging on the flick online calling it a rip-off of Transformers, but I see the potential for a great Rocky-esque film with some real heart behind it. I think this film will really show people that they shouldn't write off Shawn Levy as a director, and this story of a prize fighter whose pugilistic skills are rendered obsolete when human boxers are replaced by robots will be a big one later this year. If a sequel is already being planned, I suggest everyone keep their ears to the ground for more from this promising movie. What do you think?