Jackman plays Charlie Kenton in the action drama, Real Steel. In the near future, a new sport has emerged: robot boxing. Kenton, a promoter for the sport puts everything on the line for a broken robot that he sees huge potential in. Co-starring Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, and Dakota Goyo. On working with Goyo:
I feel really proud of him. I feel like he’s almost my son in a way. I have such affection for him. He’s amazing in the part, but he’s just as amazing off screen.