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Real Steel series adaptation in works at Disney+, Shawn Levy to return as director

Starring Hugh Jackman, Real Steel has found a new fanbase following its run on Netflix

Akshay Krishna
Jan 14, 2022
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Real Steel is a movie that fans can enjoy with its high octane robot action coupled with some complex relationships. With the new fanbase the movie has found, a series adaptation is in early works at Disney+. 

As reported by Deadline, Shawn Levy looks set to continue the Real Steel story and Disney+ will try to bring the world of Real Steel back to the audience. The series comes from Disney Branded Television and is produced by 20th Television in association with Levy’s 21 Laps, for its sister streamer.

The report suggests that the studio is currently looking for a writer to decide on what the series will be and where the story will go. The series is executive produced by Levy, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jacqueline Levine, Susan Montford and Don Murphy. 

Levy’s 21 Laps who was also part of the movie in 2011 is also behind Ryan Reynolds starrer Free Guy and hit Netflix series Stranger Things.

Real Steel, which stars Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly and Anthony Mackie, is a sci-fi sports drama which follows a former boxer and father who trains a junkyard robot and takes it to the World Robot Boxing tournament. 

With the world the movie has built, a series makes sense with fans wanting more as well as the scope for the story to take many directions. 

The movie made over $300 million following its release and has become a fan favourite movie through the years thanks to television reruns and its release on streaming platforms. Levy also said earlier this year that its streaming on netflix has given it a new fanbase. 

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