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Real Steel sequel already being written

04.15.2011

I understand sometimes putting faith in certain franchises that will likely succeed, even before they're out. It's a safe bet properties like GREEN LANTERN or CAPTAIN AMERICA will probably warrant sequels, but REAL STEEL? Really?

But that's just what's happening. Writer of the original, John Gatins has been commissioned by Dreamworks to start work on a sequel. I presume that means they're very impressed with what they've seen so far, and have faith it can capitalize on the "robots crashing into each other" trend made hugely profitable by the TRANSFORMERS series.

Do you think REAL STEEL will be a franchise-worthy property? I actually thought the idea sounded cool, as I imagined a Battlebots-brought-to-life sort of feature, but when I saw that it was just robots...punching each other, my excitement dropped. No saw blades, spikes or flamethrowers? Just...punching?

Perhaps REAL STEEL will turn out to be a robo-ROCKY surprise, and we'll be begging for it to grace us with more films, but from what I've seen so far, I can't envision that being the case.

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Extra Tidbit: Yes, there is ALSO a ROCK 'EM SOCK 'EM ROBOTS movie in production.
Source: Deadline

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5:49PM on 04/17/2011

seriously?

This looks like a huge, steaming, pile of shit.
This looks like a huge, steaming, pile of shit.
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10:21AM on 04/16/2011

I used to play this movie all the time as a kid..

of course the robots were red and blue but whatever. This movie couldn't possibly suck! ..Right?
of course the robots were red and blue but whatever. This movie couldn't possibly suck! ..Right?
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5:08AM on 04/16/2011
What I've seen of this film so far makes it look like a kids' movie. Nothing wrong with that, but there seems to be a lack of coherence as to who this film's intended audience is. Seems it's either a film kids might enjoy or seriously misjudged if adults are supposed to want to see it.
What I've seen of this film so far makes it look like a kids' movie. Nothing wrong with that, but there seems to be a lack of coherence as to who this film's intended audience is. Seems it's either a film kids might enjoy or seriously misjudged if adults are supposed to want to see it.
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12:23AM on 04/16/2011
I'm only seeing this for Evangeline Lilly.
I'm only seeing this for Evangeline Lilly.
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5:48PM on 04/15/2011
Good for writers finding paying jobs and I love Hugh Jackman but there's no way in hell Real Steel does well at the box office. I know stupidity like Transformers has flourished but that's a whole different animal.
Good for writers finding paying jobs and I love Hugh Jackman but there's no way in hell Real Steel does well at the box office. I know stupidity like Transformers has flourished but that's a whole different animal.
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4:00PM on 04/15/2011

Extra Tidbit

This was originally going to be the official rock em sock em movie, but from what I heard Mattel wanted too much money for the rights, so the producers just changed the title.
This was originally going to be the official rock em sock em movie, but from what I heard Mattel wanted too much money for the rights, so the producers just changed the title.
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3:38PM on 04/15/2011

Man oh man

Why can't my man Hugh get anything to star in thats worth his time and talent?

I mean god damn....
Why can't my man Hugh get anything to star in thats worth his time and talent?

I mean god damn....
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3:34PM on 04/15/2011

Bad Idea?

Why cant they have just made a Rock EM sock EM Robot movie instead? (since they have one in production like the extra tidbit said) How does Hollywood think THIS movie needs a sequel? but the more mysterious thing is...WHY is Hugh Jackman in this movie? I dont see this movie helping his career in anyway possible.
Why cant they have just made a Rock EM sock EM Robot movie instead? (since they have one in production like the extra tidbit said) How does Hollywood think THIS movie needs a sequel? but the more mysterious thing is...WHY is Hugh Jackman in this movie? I dont see this movie helping his career in anyway possible.
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3:09PM on 04/15/2011

Hmmm...k..

The studio suits are putting a lot of faith in this movie before it's even released. Do they know something that we don't? I'm going to keep an open mind on this flick for now. I could see a sequel being done with this flick, but a straight-to-DVD sequel.
The studio suits are putting a lot of faith in this movie before it's even released. Do they know something that we don't? I'm going to keep an open mind on this flick for now. I could see a sequel being done with this flick, but a straight-to-DVD sequel.
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3:06PM on 04/15/2011
I never understood all the hate to this movie, it's dumb OK, but also Cowboys vs aliens has a ridicule storyline and I dont see any critic. And TRANSFORMERS 3, and THOR in the present day looks like KATE AND LEOPOLD 2. C'on guys most blockbusters are stupid. This one could be fun.
I never understood all the hate to this movie, it's dumb OK, but also Cowboys vs aliens has a ridicule storyline and I dont see any critic. And TRANSFORMERS 3, and THOR in the present day looks like KATE AND LEOPOLD 2. C'on guys most blockbusters are stupid. This one could be fun.
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2:19PM on 04/15/2011
Desperate.
Desperate.
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2:17PM on 04/15/2011
LOL. I'm guessing this will forever go down as the cautionary tale for movie studios as to why you shouldn't plan sequels before the original comes out. Nobody I know thinks this looks even remotely entertaining.
LOL. I'm guessing this will forever go down as the cautionary tale for movie studios as to why you shouldn't plan sequels before the original comes out. Nobody I know thinks this looks even remotely entertaining.
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2:06PM on 04/15/2011
Maybe I'm not the target audience for this...but I just don't "get" this movie. Is it targeted to kids to sell action figures? Or to teens and 20 somethings?? I dunno. I don't really care.

But I guess it must have a really good script for Jackman to sign on and for them to already justify spending money on a sequel.
Maybe I'm not the target audience for this...but I just don't "get" this movie. Is it targeted to kids to sell action figures? Or to teens and 20 somethings?? I dunno. I don't really care.

But I guess it must have a really good script for Jackman to sign on and for them to already justify spending money on a sequel.
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2:05PM on 04/15/2011
agree with johnlocke 100%, this looks shitty!
agree with johnlocke 100%, this looks shitty!
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1:50PM on 04/15/2011
This movie looks and sounds like a fucking trainwreck and they're already writing a sequel.. really? Why have robots box each other? WHO WANTS TO SEE THAT?
This movie looks and sounds like a fucking trainwreck and they're already writing a sequel.. really? Why have robots box each other? WHO WANTS TO SEE THAT?
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