Disney’s feeling pretty sure about themselves these days.  Even though their movie ‘Real Steel’ doesn’t premiere until October of this year, according to Deadline they’re already working on the sequel.

Mike Fleming reports, “I’m told the studio has commissioned John Gatins, who scripted the first film, to start on the second installment. It’s unusual to see that occur so early, but I can recall it happening when Warner Bros commissioned a Hangover sequel after early tests showed the movie was going to be a big hit. Development on the sequel’s just getting under way, and deals will have to be made with Jackman and Levy.”

Apparently the strong internal screenings has caused Disney to move ahead with this project.  Even more interesting is the plot.  It seems as though in the future a human prizefighter is rendered obsolete when replaced by fighting machines.  So what does he do?  He stumbles upon his own fighting robot and becomes his manager of sorts.  Through the midst of this the fighter discovers he has a 13 year old son who shares in his adventure.

Hmm.  Could have potential…most of what Disney makes is very good so I suppose we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.  Somewhere there has to be a sad part.  Disney’s famous for their sob stories.

Anyway, stay tuned for more updates as they become available!