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Disney+’s Real Steel series is getting a promising update

Disney+’s Real Steel series is getting a promising update

Real Steel director Shawn Levy reveals positive developments for the upcoming Disney+ spinoff series of the science fiction film.


Real steel Helmer Shawn Levy shared some promising news about the upcoming spinoff series and its progress ahead of its eventual Disney+ debut.


Levy spoke to Collider about the show based on his 2011 sci-fi sports drama film of the same name. According to the Canadian director, his series is in active and promising development. Levy said he increasingly likes the ideas presented, as he wanted a pitch that respected the foundation and story arc the film offered. “I would say we heard a lot of pitches. And I realized, during those pitches, that I’m very protective of Real steel“, he said. “I’d rather make no show than the wrong show. And I finally heard a movie that takes the story from the movie and does some really exciting things with it. I’m finally getting really excited about where we’re going.”

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According to Levy, he has now found a writer for Real steel series, but would not reveal who the writer was or a potential timeline for the show’s production. But, The Adam Project the director expressed excitement about directing the show, signaling hope for fans awaiting the TV version of the film.


The World of Real Steel will continue

The Real steel the film premiered in 2011, with a story set in 2020 where robot boxing becomes a top sport as machines replace human boxers. The Oscar-nominated film centers around a struggling ex-boxer, Charlie Kenton (played by Hugh Jackman), who tries to find a winner by investing in discarded robots. Working as a small-time boxing promoter after retirement, he struggles to achieve much success with these robots until he reluctantly teams up with his son, Max (played by Dakota Goyo), to create a championship robot to redeem himself.

Real steel was a commercial success, earning $299 million at the global box office on a $110 million budget. Also featuring future MCU actors Anthony Mackie and Evangeline Lilly, Real steel scored an Academy Award nomination for Best Performance in Visual Effects, saw Goyo score nominations at several awards for his performance and won the BFI Film Music Award for his soundtrack.

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Together with Real steel TV series, there has long been speculation about a potential sequel to the film, with Levy and Jackman talking in 2021 about the possibility of a Real steel 2. Nothing has been heard of a follow-up movie since, and Levy has put all her attention into the Disney+ show, which was announced in January. Levy, who received a Best Picture nomination for his production work on the 2016 film Arrival, is also known for directing comedy films like Big fat liar and Newly married and film franchises such as Night at the museum and The pink panther. He has also been an executive producer and director of the popular Netflix series Stranger Things and will stand behind the director’s chair for the long-awaited Deadpool 3, with Jackman’s return as Wolverine.

Source: Collider

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