Ten years after its theatrical release, the film’s history Steel giants will get a sequel, this time as a Disney+ series and should explore more of this world in which robots face off in boxing matches.
The information is from the website Collider, which states that the production is still at a very early stage and that there is nothing concrete about the names involved or even about the content of the story. As the publication points out, no writer has been confirmed for the project, which means that it is not certain if the series will be a continuation of the 2011 film or something just inspired by that universe.
The film starring Hugh Jackman was not a resounding success at the time, but drew attention precisely for creating a very interesting world and presenting charismatic characters. In the plot, a former boxer tries to get closer to his son and, for that, uses this fight between robots to create that bond – and uses his experience in the ring to win. In practical terms, it is almost a mixture of Falcon: The Champion of Champions with the drawing Medabots.
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According to the page, the delay of more than a decade to bring a series derived from the long is because of the various legal obstacles involved, since the film had several producers involved and a question of rights for being the adaptation of a short film. Thus, Disney+ only gave the green light when all the complications were overcome.
And, as it is still at an early stage, it is possible that we will still take some time to know what is coming next. So far, all that’s been confirmed is that the 2011 film’s director Shawn Levy will serve as an executive producer on the adaptation alongside Robert Zemeckis, Susan Montford and Don Murphy.