THR has confirmed that one of the best actors out there, Andy Garcia, will be playing Dr. Miles Edwards in a big screen adaptation of Max Steel. He will join Ben Winchell and Ana Villafane, who were perviously cast. Max Steel was a line of action figures that spawned an animated series in the early 2000s. Here is the synopsis of the film:
The origins story chronicles the adventures of 16-year-old Max McGrath (Winchell) and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the superhero Max Steel. As these two unlikely friends struggle to accept their oddly connected fates, they begin to uncover unimaginable secrets, working together to find the truth, and fighting the mysterious forces threatening their world.
The movie is being written by Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World). With the recent demand for superhero movies, this doesn’t sound too bad. I figure it might at least be something cool to take the kids to. I'm not really familiar with the toy line or series, but it sounds like fun.