There is little doubt that Real Steel was an awesome film that people were hoping would get a sequel. Although it is currently unlikely, the Hugh Jackman movie has a spin-off series in the works and director Shawn Levy just dropped an exciting update on the show.
Shawn Levy is currently promoting the Night at the Museum animated series but when he spoke to Collider, the filmmaker also addressed another project. When Levy was asked about the Real Steel series, he pointed out that the show “is in very active and promising development. I'm really excited about the ideas that we're exploring. But as you can tell from my cagey words, I can't yet tell you about the writer or timeline.”
It's great to know that the spin-off is still moving forward although there haven't been a lot of updates on the series. However, it looks like Shawn Levy has found a writer who will work on the project and judging from his comments, it wasn't an easy decision.
“I will say that we heard a lot of pitches. And I realized, over the course of those pitches, that I am fiercely protective of Real Steel. I'd rather make no show than the wrong show. And I finally heard a take that takes the lore of the movie and does some really exciting things with it. I'm finally getting really excited about where we're headed,” he said.
For now, it is unclear whether the Real Steel series will bring back Hugh Jackman as former boxer Charlie Kenton or Dakota Goyo as Charlie's son Max. Moreover, we don't know if it will be a prequel or sequel to the 2011 film. Nevertheless, we are looking forward to new updates in the next few months. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.
Shawn Levy's latest project is the animated film Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again which is now streaming on Disney+.