You may have scoffed when DreamWorks started planning the sequel to 'Real Steel' back in April, but with the Hugh Jackman-led film generating some fairly excellent pre-release buzz, it now seems prescient. "The studio's faith is very strong," director Shawn Levy told The Playlist. Even 'Night at the Museum' didn't test like this. People were cheering in a movie theater. The last time I remember that happening was in 'Rocky III' with Clubber Lang or even against Drago in 'Rocky IV.' So we got that kind of visceral reaction from audiences and the studio not only took the bullish move of developing a sequel and asking me to sign on but then also didn't deny it when it leaked in the press. That was a show of confidence that hopefully we will reward." Levy says part two will focus on the continuing story of Jackman, his onscreen son, and their boxing robot. [indieWIRE/The Playlist]
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