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.