It appears as though Mattel's Max Steel (which was rumored to have some Big Jim action) has been moving along far too slow for it's inked star. Instead the same guy chose Stretch Armstrong instead. Apparently he's only fit to play one toy.
Full story at the usual: Infinite Hollywood: Stretch Lives
The kid's not even 20 and looks nothing like either character (oddly he looks more like Steel IMO). Not to put the actor down, but this is such a flavor of the month casting move for both projects. I'm sure it sounds good to have him attached now to get the wheels rolling, but it won't surprise me if he leaves Armstrong as well. Probably not a good sign that he was saying yes to both projects in the first place.
Nobody cares about Stretch Armstrong! He might as well pass on that too. But if he did, we might have to worry about preteens going crazy over the latest Gumby movie. It'll be tough for Ed Murphy since he brought us the first live action version, but I think at this point he has way more experience with donkey characters. It'll be just like 48 hours but with clay.
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They should get him in the SMURF movie. He has that gigantic smurf nose, so no special make up needed.
Well, just another property that Hasbro is going to allow to be screwed up. The Transformers and GI Joe movies were horrible representations of those classic lines. And Lautner as Stretch Armstong...are they serious?
Screw Up? Look at how much money Hasbro had made on those 3 films..And with a G.I. Joe sequel in the works as well as a third TF movie they have to be doing something right..... Oh and Hasbro was smart enough to buy ALL of their cartoon properties back so now they own ALL of their material...Oh that's right Mattel doesn't have that do they....
Just another example of Hasbro one uping Mattel yet again. I wish Mattel would get the Masters of the Universe movie going and stop screwing around with lesser stuff.
This is a good thing for Mattel since this kid can't act for "shizz". Take away his abs and there go most of his audience(women and gay men). What I really find unbelievable is that Stretch Armstrong might actually get a movie before the original stretchy hero, Plastic Man, gets one. Not only is Plastic Man more of a household name, he actually has a ton of published stories for a screenwriter to pull from. He's been around 35 years longer than Stretch. DC AND Mattel need to get off their butts and stop acting like Batman & Barbie are their only properties.
Last edited by Mr. Shokoti; February 28, 2010 at 03:47pm. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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There' is good and bad to this story, yes Hasbro has been VERY proactive with their properties which Mattel does need to start doing. but Hasbro seems willing to pimp out their lines and not care an iota about qualityrepresentations, they seem to 'throw anything at the wall and see what sticks" where as Mattel holds their stuff so close that it never gets to breathe and grow. they can both learn a bit from each other and find a happy medium, fans and shareholders alike will be pleased.
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So your mad because their not 100% accurate? Well your partial true but I guess they wanted to appeal to the masses and make them "look" more realistic to our world than the real thing...
Oh don't get me wrong I LOVE G1 TF and G.I. Joe it justs kills me that people complain about them not looking like this,sounding like this blah,blah,blah but at LEAST they got something made what is Mattel waiting for?
With the sucess of the MOTUC line that is telling you that this is a hot property and you should be focusing your resources on it 100% like Hasbro did with TF & G.I. Joe..Making a movie about Hot Wheels or Max Steel before MOTU is retarded on Mattel's part but that's why there #2...
making me nervous about motu happening...Insiders say Tay decided to drop out of the Mattel flick so he can channel all of his energy in Hasbro's Stretch Armstrong.
And Hasbro were a little smarter in playing the Hollywoodland game!
"In the weeks after signing on to play Steel, Lautner became increasingly convinced that Hasbro was playing its hand better than Mattel," said one source.
"Thanks to WME, Hasbro was moving with far greater speed through Hollywood's development maze than Mattel, not only setting up projects, but quickly moving them forward."
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