The streaming platform Disney+ prepare a series RealSteel, still overseen by Shawn Levy, the director of the initial film in 2011. In RealSteel, Hugh Jackman embodies a failed father, a former boxer, who converts to robot fighting. With $300 million in worldwide revenue for an initial budget of 110 million, the film has just returned to its costs to launch a second opus. What’s more, RealSteel enjoyed a popularity rating among viewers who often campaign for a sequel.
In 2016, during a promotional tour for Stranger Things season 2, Shawn Levy had announced that no version of the scenario had, for the moment, pleased Hugh Jackman, still invested in a potential sequel, Steven Spielberg, the producer and himself. All three then had the feeling that nothing justified the presence of a new film as there was not much to tell.
However, according to variety, a series would indeed be in the pre-development phase for Disney+. Shawn Levy had given good news on this subject last year. But we will still have to wait since, at present, no screenwriter has yet been placed on the project. It is unknown if the series will follow the story of the original film or if it will include new characters. The executive producers of this series Disney+ will be Shawn Levy via his company 21 Laps, but also Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine, Susan Montford and Don Murphy.