Watch the storyboards for the Stretch Armstrong Movie that Never Was

Remember when Stretch Armstrong was supposed to be a live action feature film starring Twilight werewolf Taylor Lautner? But then Lautner's spy movie tanked, as did the other toy-to-film production (Battleship). Now all we have left of Armstrong, the toy movie that never was, is this animatic storyboard. » 11/13/13 1:55pm 11/13/13 1:55pm

Secrets of Catwoman's Costume Revealed! Plus Tons of Intriguing Details…

A new Pacific Rim photo shows off the movie's monster-fighting stars. We know the identity of Ghostbusters 3's new writer. There's some footage from Eureka's upcoming series finale. Stretch Armstrong is still happening, apparently. And a Game of Thrones star heads to Haven! » 7/11/12 6:00am 7/11/12 6:00am

Major New Developments for Amazing Spider-Man 2, Iron Man 3 and …

Today we learn who Mark Ruffalo's Hulk is really based on, Samuel L. Jackson makes us laugh and Stretch Armstrong gets gritty. Sansa Stark talks about her first day on set and Vampire Diaries new tagline raises questions. » 4/25/12 6:00am 4/25/12 6:00am

Could the most unlikely Avengers cameo rumor really be true after all?

A horror legend says he wants to play a crucial character on The Walking Dead — and reveals which Oscar-nominated actor the producers supposedly have in mind instead. Plus updates on The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, Riddick, and much more! » 1/31/12 6:00am 1/31/12 6:00am

Ain't no "Thing" - the frozen alien prequel has no release date

Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.'s prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing has gone from an April 29, 2011 release date to no release date at all. Universal claims the film's not ready. Sorry, alien head-spider fans. » 11/13/10 7:30am 11/13/10 7:30am

The Superman reboot might make the jump to 3D. Plus two more big stars…

Zack Snyder says he likes 3D, but still has to be convinced it's the right choice for the Man of Steel. Captain America turns Scotland into Norway...and brings Nick Fury along. See Mark Sheppard on the Doctor Who set! Spoilerlicious! » 10/20/10 6:00am 10/20/10 6:00am

The terrible hallmarks of toy-driven movie-making

It's been 30 years since Gary Kurtz and George Lucas split because Lucas wanted toys to dictate the storytelling in Star Wars. Since then, toy-driven movie-making has gone way beyond Lucas' grubbiest dreams. Here are the hallmarks of toy-centric storytelling. » 8/16/10 3:52pm 8/16/10 3:52pm

Twilight's Shirtless Werewolf Spies A Stretch For New Movie

Not content with playing a pouting werewolf in the Twilight movies and signing on to flesh out CGI cartoon hero Max Steel for the big screen, Taylor Lautner has decided to stretch himself with his latest superheroic role... literally. » 2/06/10 8:00am 2/06/10 8:00am

The Decade That Superhero Movies Beat Video-Game Movies

Ten years ago, superhero films and video-game films were both minor genres. You had your Batman Forever and your Mortal Kombat, but not much else. Both genres blew up in the 2000s, but superhero films won much bigger. For now. » 12/21/09 3:07pm 12/21/09 3:07pm

Stretch Armstrong Still Getting Made? Really?

Hollywood is still going forward with Brian Grazer's ridiculous Stretch Armstrong movie. The release date for this epic about a superhero who can bend into anything (and fights crabs) is April 15, 2011. The new onslaught of movies that are obviously just ploys to sell crap to children — like the Monopoly movie and the… » 6/02/09 4:23pm 6/02/09 4:23pm

Vac-Man Was One Space Monster Who Sucked, Literally


Stretch Armstrong was one of the coolest toys back in 1976. This grinning little circus strongman could be stretched and pulled into a thousand different positions thanks to the gooey syrup he was filled with. Stretch proved so popular that toymaker Kenner decided to create a nemesis for him, and the red-skinned… » 12/03/07 12:30pm 12/03/07 12:30pm