EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Talks 'Real Steel'

Friday, 23 September 2011 16:54
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Opening in theaters on October 7th is the new science fiction film from Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy entitled Real Steel. The film stars Hugh Jackman (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) in the leading role and also features performances from Dakota Goyo (Thor), Evangeline Lilly (Lost), Kevin Durand (Robin Hood), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker), and Hope Davis (Charlie Bartlett).

IAR's managing editor Jami Philbrick had an opportunity to attend the unveiling of Virgin America's Real Steel Aircraft at LAX this morning, as the company makes a cameo appearance in the futuristic film as the "Official Airline of World Robot Boxing." On hand for the event was actor Hugh Jackman, who spoke briefly to IAR about the new movie, training for the boxing scenes with sports legend Sugar Ray Leonard, and the film's mind-blowing special effects.

To watch what Hugh Jackman had to say about Real Steel, please click on the video player above.


Robots have replaced humans in boxing. Charlie Kenton (Jackman), loses a chance to become a boxing champion when robots take over, and he becomes a small-time promoter. When he has difficulty making a living, he reluctantly teams up with his son Max (Goyo) to build a robot that can contend for the championship.

Real Steel opens in theaters everywhere on October 7th.

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