First Cartoony Poster for ‘Real Steel’

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ComingSoon debuted the first poster for Real Steel, the robot boxing movie starring Hugh Jackman and directed by Shawn Levy (Date Night). Personally, this film does very little for me as it seems like all it will be is the awful metal-mashing of Transformers in a boxing ring, and the cartoony, CG look of this first poster doesn’t make things much better.

Real Steel hits theaters on October 7 and co-stars Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie, Evangeline Lilly and Karl Yune.

Photo: DreamWorks Pictures

A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech, “Real Steel” stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.