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Posted 2016/11/10 8773 0

Before the Steven Spielberg-produced movie even opened in theaters, Levy started talking about a sequel, which he, Hugh Jackman, and Evangeline Lilly were expected to return for.


During the recent IMAX screening of Shawn Levy‘s Real Steel, hosted by our own Steven Weintraub, the prolific director and producer talked at length about his beloved 2011 fighting robot movie … and a possible sequel.

In fact, he even explained which storylines he’d like to see explored in Real Steel 2.

“One area that I still would love to explore is that notion of how was Atom built?” he said. “What is it about his design that might have embedded some artificial or organic intelligence and consciousness, such that he is self-aware to some extent?”

He continued, saying, “All I’ll say is, we’ve attempted it a few times with a number of writers, and no draft got me, Hugh, and Steven all there to a yes in the same moment. It all felt like it wasn’t quite enough to promise a new story and a new movie. I have to tell you, I had a weird experience watching it tonight because on one hand it felt really good to revisit an old friend, but it also weirdly cemented my conviction that I just shouldn’t make a sequel unless I’m sure it will be better.”

Real Steel is an American science fiction sports film starring Hugh Jackman and Dakota Goyo, co-produced and directed by Shawn Levy for DreamWorks Pictures. It tells the story of Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman), who 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.The film grossed nearly $300 million at the box office and received mixed reviews; with criticism for the formulaic nature of the plot and that elements remained unresolved or were predictable, but yet praise to the visual effects, action sequences and acting performances. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 84th Academy Awards, but lost to Hugo.