Real Steel Disney+ series in the works from original director.
According to Deadline, Real Steel is continuing as a Disney+ series. Shawn Levy, who directed the movie starring Hugh Jackman, is developing the series. The film was based on Richard Matheson’s 1956 short story Steel. Real Steel hit theaters in 2011, and fans have wanted a sequel since then. It grossed $300 Million at the Box Office.
Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) used to be a prizefighter but lost his chance to win a title when heavy, towering robots took over the boxing ring. Now working as a small-time promoter, Charlie pieces together scrap metal into low-end fighters, barely earning enough to make it from one underground venue to the next. After hitting rock bottom, Charlie reluctantly teams with his estranged son, Max (Dakota Goyo), to build and train a championship robot for a last shot at redemption.
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