Elijah Wood has reportedly addressed The Toxic Avenger, the next reboot of the cult classic Troma in the works at Legendary Pictures. Previously, it was announced that Peter Dinklage (game of Thrones) would star in the title role as a new incarnation of the titular vigilante. An unconfirmed report from The Illuminerdi now claims that Wood has been cast as the film’s villain, a corrupt executive, and the boss of Dinklage’s character.
According to the report, here is the character description for the role Elijah Wood he is said to be playing: “Leonine hair and creepy plastic surgery. The evil boss of the shady company Garb X. He has no regard for the welfare of anyone but himself and embarks on a murder spree to become as powerful as Toxie. His ego is bolstered by his position among city officials, but in reality he lives in fear of the underworld gang to which he is indebted. “
While nothing has been confirmed at this time, the rumor is plausible given Wood’s relationship with the reboot’s director, Macon Blair. The couple previously collaborated on the Netflix movie. I no longer feel at home in this world. Later Peter dinklage Cast in the lead role as Winston, the man who becomes Toxie as a result of a chemical accident, Wood also took to Twitter to express his enthusiasm. It would not be surprising that he will also reportedly star in the film alongside Dinklage.
A new logline for the reboot reads: “Based on the 1984 cult classic of the same name. Set in a fantasy world following Winston, a stereotypical wimp who works as a janitor at the Garb-X health club and is diagnosed a terminal illness that can only be cured with costly treatment that his greedy and power-hungry employer refuses to pay for.After deciding to take matters into his own hands and rob his company, Winston falls into a toxic waste pit and is transformed into a deformed monster who sets out to do good and take revenge on all the people who have wronged him. “
Meanwhile, Jacob Tremblay has also been cast as Winston’s son. The character’s origin story is very different from how he was presented in the original film, starring Mark Torgl as Melvin Ferd, a young bachelor who still lives with his mother. The circumstances surrounding how he falls into toxic waste have also changed, as in Melvin’s case, it was a joke gone wrong. What Melvin and Winston de Dinklage have in common is that they both have jobs as a gym janitor and are depicted as total wimps until their respective transformations into the mutated vigilante.
The Toxic Avenger reboot will reportedly begin filming later this month in Bulgaria. Macon Blair wrote the script in addition to serving as a director. Original Toxic Avenger Creators Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment are also on board as producers. A release date for the film has not been set yet, but if the rumors are accurate, we will likely discover more information officially soon. This news was first published by The Illuminerdi.
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