Kevin Bacon is the villain in the Toxic Avenger reboot

Kevin Bacon set to take on Toxie in Legendary’s upcoming reboot The poisonous avenger. Currently in production with writing and directing Macon Blair, the reimagining of the classic from Troma Entertainment will feature Game of Thrones favorite Peter Dinklage as the new incarnation of “New Jersey’s first superhero.” Jacob Tremblay and Taylour Paige are also in the film, and the cast are preparing to begin filming later this month.

Kevin bacon was selected to play “a skillful (and probably overdone) villain”. As recently as last week, rumors were reported that Elijah Wood would embark on the project to play the antagonist, described as the head of a shady business who “sets out on a murderous madness to become as powerful as Toxie. “. It’s unclear if this is the role Bacon was cast in, but since the call sheet doesn’t include Wood’s name, his cast may not have worked out or the report may have been cast. original is wrong.

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The new movie’s plot is similar to the original, but it does make some changes to Toxie’s origin story. According to the new report, The Toxic Avenger reboot follows “a struggling common man who, when pushed into a vat of toxic waste, transforms into a mutant monster who must grow from a rejected outcast to a neglected hero as he runs to save his son, his friends and his community from the forces of corruption and greed. “

Bacon is no stranger to playing baddies, so his cast is certainly great news for The Toxic Avenger. He’s played villains in superhero movies like James Gunn’s Super and X-Men: First Class. The Toxic Avenger is partly horror, but that’s not a problem for Bacon either, as the actor started his career getting killed on Friday the 13th. He is also known to have starred in the film. classic killer worm Tremors and actively tried to reprise the role in a new TV series.

Directed by Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman, The Toxic Avenger was released by Troma Entertainment in 1984. It follows an intimidated janitor (Mark Torgl) who turns into vigilante Toxie (Mitch Cohen, Kenneth Kessler) and begins to eliminate criminals. of the city, all following an accident involving toxic waste. The cult classic would spawn several sequels and the popular Toxic Crusaders cartoon series, but the original remains a favorite with many fans.

Remaking the film would be a challenge for any filmmaker, but Herz and Kaufman are on board as producers to make sure everything is done right. It’s not for lack of trying that a remake hasn’t happened at this point, either. For years, there have been stalled attempts to restart Toxie in recent years. At one point, Arnold Schwarzenegger was in talks to play the radioactive superhero in a potential reboot, but gave up to focus on Terminator: Genisys.

The restart of Toxic Avenger is expected to begin production in June in Bulgaria. A release date has yet to be set by Legendary. This news comes to us from the Hollywood Reporter.

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