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Test audiences got such a kick out of Shawn Levy's Real Steel that a sequel was put into development months before the film actually hit theaters. Featuring Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo and some boxing robots, Real Steel proved to be a hit (although not a huge one) but the years came and went without much talk of a follow-up. While speaking with Collider, Levy... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
It's been five years since the 2011 drama Real Steel hit theaters, which was a modest hit, taking in $85.4 million domestically and $213.8 million for a global total of $299.2 million. Back in 2014, director Shawn Levy teased that the sequel Real Steel 2 was being secretly developed, but it still hasn't moved forward yet. During a recent Q&A, Levy revealed that he still wants to make this sequel, especially since it's the one project he gets asked the most about on social media. Here's what he had to say below.
"The most frequent tweet I get is about the sequel to Real Steel. I wish I had a conclusive answer. Here's the truth: We started developing a sequel like six months before the movie came out. We knew as soon as we started previewing this movie and it was getting mid to high 90s at every test screening. It happens really rarely, »
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Back in 2011, Hugh Jackman and director Shawn Levy put out a little film called Real Steel. It was a mid-budget movie based on a short story from author Richard Matheson called “Steel.” If that title sounds familiar to you, it’s because back in 1963, that story was adapted by the author himself into a Twilight Zone episode of the same name.
This adaptation from Levy had very little in common with the story or the episode, but it was still an enjoyable — albeit cheesy and somewhat forgettable little film. Performances across the board, which included Jackman, Evangeline Lily, and Dakota Goyo, who surprised me in the secondary lead role of Max Kenton. The movie didn’t kill it at the box office. It made just short of $300 million worldwide on a $80 million budget. It definitely made its money back, but it wasn’t really a money-printing machine. »
- Joseph Medina
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