Remember way back when Taylor Lautner was attached to be the star of the upcoming “Stretch Armstrong” film? Remember how everyone was trying to figure out how a “Stretch Armstrong” film was going to work? I know I was trying to figure out how a “Stretch Armstrong” film was going to be a hit. Nobody really asked for it.

Well, apparently, those of us concerned about yet another film based on a toy have been vindicated! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Relativity Media and their partner, Hasbro, have decided to shelve the “Stretch Armstrong” film. However, don’t think that there won’t be some other toy ventures that could come down the road. Relativity mentioned their “tremendous relationship” with Hasbro and their plans to continue to work together for future films.

Even though we have the threat of future toy films, CinemaBlend has taken the opinion that the shelving of this film could mean the beginning of the end of bad toy films as we know it. I would love for bad toy films to be over.

What do you think about this news? Were you actually looking forward to the “Stretch Armstrong” film? Is there a toy that you think would make a great film? Give your opinions in the comments section below!


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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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