It’s a well known fact that a movie can get a sequel if it does well in the Box Office. Some movies have been saved by the Global Box Office, while the domestic one has satisfied many a films expenses before. A curious non-sequel is the movie Real Steel starring Hugh Jackman. The movie did decent domestically, and blasted the box office overseas. So why hasn’t there been a sequel?
Director Shawn Levy gives clarity and hope one the situation in an interview with Coming Soon:
“We have been quietly developing a sequel to ‘Real Steel’ for three and a half years,” Levy revealed. “We’ve come up with some great scripts but Hugh and I would only make it if the plot feels fresh, but also the character journeys feel fresh, and we’ve found both but never at the same time. It’s ongoing. I know the clock is ticking. That movie, weirdly, for a movie that did very well globally–it did okay domestically–but the love for ‘Real Steel’ remains kind of unique as far as rabid fans who ask me all the time for another one. Hugh and I love that movie so if we can crack it, we’ll make it, but I have this sense that we better make that happen soon or frankly, the audience may not be there in the same way. So we shall see.”
You have to admire a guy who doesn’t just want a money grab, but instead wants a movie that really pushes the story forward. Hopefully him and Jackman can find a good story soon, so that Real Steel 2 can be made!