Shawn Levy spoke to Hugh Jackman about the sequel
Real steel 2 could still happen at some point and Hugh Jackman could be part of the equation. Shawn Levy is on a press tour for his new movie free guy and spoke to Inverse of the cult classic. The director reveals that he was in touch with his star after people started streaming the film on Netflix. Now, Real steel was not a critically acclaimed film when it first came out, but it drew a strong reaction among fans. So much so that when the streaming platform put the film on the service, it quickly hit the Top 10. This kind of viewer behavior never goes unnoticed and Jackman couldn’t believe what he was seeing. While it can be hard to imagine a sequel at this point, the entertainment world of 2021 essentially demands that the door be left open to all possibilities. After all, did you ever think we’d be seeing one of the previous Spider-Men live on the big screen?
“It’s been a lot on my mind and in conversations lately,” Levy began. “Maybe because of the fact that when Netflix started streaming it during the lockdown, it became one of their most popular and most watched titles. Which led Hugh and I to talk again about “What is this love for Real Steel?” A bit of that realization that, ‘Well wait, we like it a lot too.’ We have always loved it so much. He’s one of those who never say never, it feels like time is up on this window of opportunity. Looks like that fan love and audience hasn’t gone away. So who knows?
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Another star of the movie gave her her take on the movie at FanX in 2018. Marvel star Evangeline Lily had her own theories as to why the movie might not have been successful initially.
“Honestly, I was with you pushing really hard for a Real Steel 2 – as far as when I got the feedback, when they were going to do it and they were having issues in the room. ‘writing, I went and described and wrote my own version of Real Steel 2 and what I would do, “Lilly explained.” Like’ if you just need ideas, I’ve got tons of them.
“I just think the wrong people ended up in the theater, and by the time they got to the right people… it was long ago theater and DVD time and that hadn’t made the theater numbers. than we hoped, “Lilly recalled. “And so I was told that we were never going to see a Real Steel 2, and as much as I would love Hugh again and as much as I would love to work with Shawn Levy again, something beautiful about that remains sacred. . I tend not to be a fan of sequels, period. I kind of like the idea of going on my own pretty well and cherishing and cherishing something as it is, so I kind of am two minds on this.
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