Hugh Jackman Gonna Knock You Out in ‘Real Steel’ Poster

There’s a certain kind of actor who can sell me on a movie about boxing robots. He has to be tough, but heartfelt. Slick, but genuine. Seemingly above the whole concept, but able to embrace it without cynicism.

That’s Hugh Jackman to a T.

Real Steel director Shawn Levy found the perfect leading man for his futuristic, Rocky-style sports movie and it’s encapsulated in this first poster, featuring Jackman throwing up fists in front of his robot sparring partner Adam. He looks like he’s having fun—not the worst feeling when you’re deciding whether or not a movie piques your interest.

Real Steel hits theaters October 7.


After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.