Since the dawn of the OTT platforms, it feels like the way that the way we consume our entertainment has changed completely. Visits to the cinema have drastically dropped after the Covid-19 Pandemic, and OTT platforms have taken hold of the wide range of audiences to watch any film from the comfort of their homes. More people nowadays prefer to wait for the films to hit the OTT platforms than go to the cinema to experience them. While this may have led to a downfall in the number of cinema-goers, it has also helped the industry in more ways than one.
One example is the resurgence of old films that have long since been released, which new viewers can now enjoy more conveniently. One such example is Hugh Jackman’s 2011 blockbuster and fan-favorite Real Steel.
In an interview with Shawn Levy, the director of the film Free Guy and the upcoming MCU film Deadpool 3, the sudden resurgence in popularity of Real Steel has incentivized him to make the sequel of Real Steel, and this time, he promised to cast both Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman in the film!
Hugh Jackman And Ryan Reynolds In Real Steel 2!
After Netflix popularized the OTT model of entertainment, there have been a lot of instances where people have witnessed the resurgence of films that had long since been forgotten. These types of instances have become a common occurrence, and it’s also have helped the industry to rejuvenate the films that might’ve been missed to catch the eyes of audiences. With the recent resurgence of Real Steel on Netflix, director Shawn Levy has shown interest in a potential sequel.
During an interview with ComicBook, Levy was in talks about his then-upcoming film Free Guy, which starred Ryan Reynolds. During that chat, he also acknowledged the attention that fans were giving his prior project with Hugh Jackman. He said that with such a huge amount of positive response from the public thanks to no Netflix, he was considering the sequel to Real Steel, which he promised would reunite Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, both of whom have worked with the director in the past.
“Well, I’ll say this, Hugh and I definitely are feeling, we’ve never stopped feeling the love for Real Steel, and it’s almost like the volume has been increasing. Hugh and I were together literally last week talking about that, So I would never say never on that, a sequel for Real Steal. Additionally, I’m friends with Hugh. I’m friends with Ryan. I will get them together. Whether it’s in Real Steel or another movie, I will direct those two amazing guys and dear friends in a movie together.”
Well, it does seem like Shawn Levy is a man of his word. With no real news about a Real Steel 2 in the media, we have the upcoming Deadpool 3 to look forward to, with Levy keeping his promise to unite Reynolds and Jackman in the upcoming cinematic outing!
Ryan Reynolds And Hugh Jackman Are All Set For Deadpool 3!
As confirmed by Marvel Studios, Reynold’s Deadpool is all set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the upcoming Deadpool 3, and he is bringing an adamantine-clawed friend along with him. Hugh Jackman returns to reprise his role as Logan, a.k.a The Wolverine in the film and has promised that the fans are in for a wild ride with both Deadpool and Wolverine sharing the same screen.
Shawn Levy said that he would bring them together, and he did it, although, not as he envisioned it to be. But hey, nobody’s complaining, right?
Deadpool 3 in cinemas on 8th November 2024.