Max Steel 2015 PhotosIn Hollywood, increasingly the evolution of a certain property will go as follows: starts off as a toy, transitions to a television series (usually animated or featuring a large number of visual effects) and then ends up as a movie. This is certainly the trajectory that "Max Steel" has followed, and we've got the exclusive photos to show you how it wound up in cinematic form.

The movie, which is based on both a toy line and television series, follows 16-year-old Max (Disney Channel star Ben Winchell), who is going through a particularly uncomfortable bout of puberty: it seems he has hidden powers that when combined with an extraterrestrial friend, Steel, (hence the title), produce "the universe's most powerful energy." The two join forces to become super hero Max Steel, who has a very cool looking robo-suit. Sounds pretty nifty, huh?

"Max Steel" costars Andy Garcia and Maria Bello and will be released by Open Road Films in 2015. And if you can't wait that long, the gang will be at Comic-Con later this month (and at the Mattel booth), so be sure to pester them endlessly.

The exclusive photos below seem to dramatize Max's transition well, from an average teen (one who can smash through a concrete pillar), flirting with a pretty young girl (Ana Villafane), to being a super-powered space badass, complete with a really, really, ridiculously cool suit (look at that steam!)

"Max Steel" will hit theaters in 2015.

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