Hugh Jackman is a man of many colors. He is a big action star (Wolverine), a song and dance man who has won a Tony Award (The Boy from Oz) and an Emmy Award (for hosting the Tony Awards), a Golden Globe nominated romantic comedy star (Kate & Leopold) and even People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive”…. But what he really wants to do is play with robots… Big fighting robots, that is. I’m talking about the giant boxing robots of his next film set in the near future boxing thriller Real Steel where Jackman plays a former fighter who gets another shot at glory by training a robot boxer alongside his estranged son (Dakota Goyo). The film which opens in October may sound odd, but taking a look at the trailer below, it’s clear Jackman may have signed on to a big potential hit that will appeal to men, kids and the ladies (ahem, Jackman’s sex appeal helps there). Also co-starring in the film are Evangeline Lilly (Lost), Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) and Hope Davis (The Special Relationship)… Take your first peek at Hugh Jackman and his robot friends below.
Real Steel trailer