Elijah Wood Now Set to Play Lead Villain in New TOXIC AVENGER Reboot

UPDATE: A more recent report in The Hollywood Reporter contradicts this news, stating that Kevin Bacon will be playing the villain in Legendary’s Toxic Avenger reboot. Full details in the link below.

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We’re getting word that Elijah Wood has been cast as the lead villain in Macon Blair’s upcoming Toxic Avenger reboot. Woods will join previously announced cast members Taylour Paige, Peter Dinklage, and Jacob Tremblay.

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Our friends at The Illuminerdi got the exclusive, reporting that Woods will play “a corrupt executive, and Winston’s boss, who aims to go toe to toe with the Toxic Avenger.” Their story also included a character description:

Bob Garbinger (40-50) – Leonine hair and eerie plastic surgery. Evil head of the shady company Garb X. He has no regard for the well-being of anyone but himself and embarks on a murderous spree to become as powerful as Toxie. His ego is bolstered by his standing amongst the town’s officials but in reality, he lives in fear of the underworld gang he’s indebted to.

Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz are producing for Legendary.

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Kaufman tells us here at Dread Central: “Macon Blair knows Troma better than I do. He’s seen everything. He’s seen the cartoon, he’s seen the Halloween special, he’s seen everything… I’ve read the script and it’s better than the original and I leave it to him. If I’m called upon, I’d be happy to jump in. I learned on the musical to leave the creative to the creative. I learned to let them ask so if they want me, I’m there.

Read our full epic interview with Kaufman right HERE.

Described as a contemporary reimagining, this Toxic Avenger reboot will subvert the superhero genre a la (Deadpool). The first flick followed a dude who gets disfigured after falling into toxic waste and then fights bad guys like a superhero.

Michael Herz directed the original The Toxic Avenger from a screenplay written by Lloyd Kaufman (credited as Samuel Weil) and Joe Ritter. The film spawned three film sequels including The Last Temptation of Toxie and Citizen Toxie.

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The cult classic Troma flick sports a surprisingly solid 70% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s the Critics Consensus that reads: A silly and ribald superhero spoof, Toxic Avenger uninhibited humor hits more than it misses.

Stay tuned for all your Toxic Avenger-releated news as details emerge. Stay tuned and check back often!


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