Taylor Lautner is Stretch Armstrong

Taylor Lautner is Stretch Armstrong

Taylor Lautner is going from werewolf to super hero pretty fast!

THR reports that the 17-year-old actor has nabbed the role in Universal’s upcoming flick about the Hasbro toy.

The story follows an uptight spy who stumbles upon a stretching formula, which he takes and must now adjust to in everyday life and when fighting crime.

“In the past two years, Taylor has emerged as a real star at the global boxoffice. He brings the perfect balance of energy and athleticism to the role of an unlikely super hero with a fantastic super power,” Universal’s co-chairman Donna Langley shared in a statement.

The movie will also be made in 3D and is set to hit theaters sometime in 2012.

Congrats, Taylor!

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  • tessa

    Taylor in 3D?? Yes please! Hahaha :)

  • http://www.twitter.com/FaOrozco Fa Orozco

    I love superhero movies.
    It’s awesome.

    Congratulations Taylor :)

  • brenda

    hahahahahahaha……. if he dies his hair blonde i will die laughing

  • jackson

    Congrats to him, he deserves it.

  • mariah

    dang another one
    he books a lot of movies
    tried to think of something clever to say but…
    does he even have to audition?

  • mony

    Hmm, how about he tries some challenging roles that tests his ability because these roles are not really showing me that he can act.

  • Rediem

    Universals gonna lose serious money if they actually ARE using him. First of all its a 3D movie, which by itself has a higher budget. Now in order to profit from the movie, Universal has to gain more than they spend, which is highly unlikely because lets be honest, the kid Taylor Lautner really doesnt have a big fanbase. The only reason his previous two movies have made a fortune is that they’re books, and people are completely infatuated with vampires and sappy love stories. Not many people go see the movie just for Lautner. Just sayin’ Universal.

  • elle

    Did you just say Taylor Lautner doesn’t have a huge fan base? Go inside any high school in any country, yell out his name in the middle of the school and see what happens. Thanks.

  • annasaurus

    @Rediem: Tell that to Universal and Paramount who just put him as the lead in their action movies. Unless you’re a marketer who has done the studies, you’re making a lot of assumptions based on your own dislike of his previous franchise/character.

    That said, Go Taylor! Give your agent/manager a raise. Congrats to booking lots of action roles. You’re well on your way to being this decade’s young Tom Cruise

  • elle

    bahahaha another crap movie for this kid!

  • Hmmm


    Are you his agent/manager? lol jk

    Taylor is a great guy, I wish him nothing but the best.

  • shauna

    ugh. as much as fond as i am of the guy, this movie, like the max steel thing, sound plain lame. He’s ruining his career with these floor-rag roles, before its even begun. his agent deserves a slap.

  • shauna

    please, someone give the poor guy a wake-up call. this movie….just no.

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