In a move sure to please fans of 'The Twilight Saga,' the franchise's shirt-hating, six-pack-sporting star Taylor Lautner has signed on to bring Mattel's popular 'Max Steel' character to the big screen, Variety reports.

After years as a child actor, Lautner struck gold and reached international stardom as Jacob Black in the worldwide phenomenon of 2008, otherwise known as 'Twilight.' A comparatively small role in the first film expanded into a pivotal part in 'Twilight: New Moon,' and the actor notoriously expanded with it, in all the right spots. In a move sure to please fans of 'The Twilight Saga,' the franchise's shirt-hating, six-pack-sporting star Taylor Lautner has signed on to bring Mattel's popular 'Max Steel' character to the big screen, Variety reports.

After years as a child actor, Lautner struck gold and reached international stardom as Jacob Black in the worldwide phenomenon of 2008, otherwise known as 'Twilight.' A comparatively small role in the first film expanded into a pivotal part in 'Twilight: New Moon,' and the actor notoriously expanded with it, in all the right spots.

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So why let all those new muscles go to waste?

Introduced in America as a toy in 1999, and then as a short-run animated series in 2000, Max Steel is a 19 year old extreme-sports junkie who, after an accident infects his body with nanobots, develops invisibility, the power to alter his appearance, and super human strength. Recruitment into a covert ops agency follows, undoubtedly giving Max ample opportunity to put his new-found powers to good use.

Is this a good move for the hot young actor? After 'New Moon,' Lautner will next be seen opposite Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, Emma Roberts and a dozen other well-known stars in 'Valentine's Day,' a romantic comedy directed by Garry Marshall ('The Princess Diaries,' 'Pretty Woman').

We won't know how well Lautner handles comedy until, well, Valentine's Day 2010 (when the film will be released, of course). What if he's great at it? Does a sure-to-be-successful big budget franchise (Paramount's other toy-to-screen hit was 'Transformers') have the potential to typecast Lautner as an action star?

What do you think?

Do you think 'Max Steel' is the right choice for Lautner right now?
Absolutely! Have you seen the guy's abs!? 235 (83.6%)
No! There's a sensitive young actor under all those muscles.46 (16.4%)