‘Real Steel’ Series In Development At Disney+
Real Steel, the 2011 film revolving around professional robot boxing, is in the early stages to become a streaming series. The original saw Hugh Jackman as an ex-boxer navigating the world of robot boxing.
The report regarding the upcoming show also included some of the talents behind the camera. It’ll be executive produced by the original film’s director, Shawn Levy. Other producers include Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine, Susan Montford, and Don Murphy. The series is currently looking for writers. It’s unknown if Hugh Jackman plans on returning for the series.
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Shawn Levy, best known for his Night at the Museum series, as well as last year’s Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds. Both of those properties, now under the Disney banner, have announced follow-ups in the form of a streaming series and sequel, respectively.
Real Steel followed a father (Hugh Jackman) and son as they reconcile years of distance and discover a junkyard sparring robot who just might have what it takes to compete at the professional level. The film went on to earn $300 million at the box office and was considered a modest success. Real Steel has retained a vocal fan following since its release over a decade ago.
The film was originally distributed by 20th Century Fox. Following the acquisition by Disney in 2019, the franchise has remained dormant until now.
Real Steel has no confirmed release date at this time.
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