Max Steel Movie

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Chronicles the adventures of 16-year old Max McGrath and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel.

Who's Involved:

Andy Garcia, Mike Doyle, Julia Pistor, Christopher Yost, Stewart Hendler, Chad Damiani, J.P. Lavin, Barry Waldo, Tim Kilpin, Bill O'Dowd, Maria Bello, Ben Winchell, Billy Slaughter, Ana Villafane

Release Date:

Friday, October 14, 2016 Nationwide

some sci-fi action violence {INTENDS TO APPEAL}
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

The origin story chronicles the adventures of 16-year-old Max McGrath (Ben 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 fight the mysterious forces threatening their world.

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Who stars in Max Steel: Cast List

... Dr. Miles Edwards

Miranda’s Victim, Expend4bles  

... Max McGrath

The Road to Galena  


... Jim McGrath

XX, The Last Word  

... Agent Murphy

The Chaperone, Stay Alive  

... Molly McGrath

Better Start Swimming, Prisoners  

Who's making Max Steel: Crew List

A look at the Max Steel behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Stewart Hendler last directed Sorority Row. The film's writer J.P. Lavin last wrote Capeshooters and Flat Stanley.


Bill O'Dowd
Julia Pistor

Production: What we know about Max Steel?

Key Facts

  1. Originally shot in 2014 and filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina.
  2. Previously setup at Paramount, the rights expired and reverted back to Mattel who have now decided to be more active in development of the property.
  3. Based on Mattel's worldwide best-selling action figure.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2015 - June: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2014 - April: The film was set to Production  status.

    Begins production April 29, 2014 in Wilmington, N.C.

  3. 2013 - August: The film was set to Development  status.

    Dolphin Entertainment is teaming with Mattel to develop the live-action film which Christopher Yost will script, and Stewart Hendler is attached to direct. Last set up in July 2009 at Paramount.

  4. 2009 - July: The film was set to Development  status.

Max Steel Release Date: When was the film released?

Max Steel was a Nationwide release in 2016 on Friday, October 14, 2016. There were 13 other movies released on the same date, including The Accountant, Kevin Hart: What Now? and Desierto.

Max Steel DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Max Steel was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 .

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