A Disney+ Real Steel Series Is In Development

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Real Steel, the sci-fi classic starring Hugh Jackman, is getting its very own Disney+ show. According to Variety, a Real Steel adaptation is on its way, but it may be some time before we get to see it.

Variety reports that the potential series will be based on the 2011 film of the same name, which in turn was based on the short story ‘Steel’ by Richard Matheson.

Max fights for his title in Real Steel. Credit: Walt Disney Motion Pictures.

Max fights for his title in Real Steel. Credit: Walt Disney Motion Pictures.

It’s said that the project is still in the early stages of development at Disney+ and doesn’t yet have a writer attached. It’s also unclear whether the Real Steel show will follow on from the events of the film or start anew with new characters.

Either way, Real Steel fans are bound to be pleased.

The original film starred Hugh Jackman as a former boxing pro who turns to robot-boxing with his estranged son. Together, they fix up an obsolete model called Max, which they then get fighting fit to turn him into a true robot champion. Taking on the current robot-boxing champ, Zeus, it’s a heart-warming family film with some incredible robot-fighting action.

And it has its fair share of fans.

Alongside Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, Dakoto Goyo starred as his son, Max, with Evangeline Lily as Bailey Tallet, a boxing gym owner, and daughter of Charlie’s former coach. They were joined by Anthony Mackie, Olga Fona, and Karl Yune.

It’s unknown whether any of the original movie’s stars will return for the TV show.

Real Steel director Shawn Levy will executive produce the series, along with Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke of Compari Entertainment, as well as Jacqueline Levine, as well as Susan Montford and Don Murphy of Angry Films.

Disney+ also recently announced many new major projects, including a new Marvel spin-off, Agatha: House of Harkness, and a Big Hero 6 show focussing on the loveable robot, Baymax.

As the project is still in the early stages, no broadcast date has yet been set.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.





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