Director Macon Blair took to Twitter to confirm that production on Legendary’s upcoming reboot of the classic superhero comedy The Toxic Avenger has officially been completed in Bulgaria, after nearly two months of filming. The film will be led by Golden Globe and Emmy winner Peter Dinklage as he takes on the titular role, previously portrayed by Mitch Cohen and Mark Torgl in the 1984 original film.
That’s a wrap. Blagodarya, Bulgaria. #TheToxicAvenger pic.twitter.com/0RUW10C8Ib
— MaconBlairAlso (@AlsoBlair) August 13, 2021
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The Toxic Avenger reboot is described as a contemporary reimagining of Troma Entertainment’s 1984 cult classic dark comedy that subverts the superhero genre akin to Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool. Joining Dinklage are Jacob Tremblay (Room, Good Boys), Taylour Paige (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Kevin Bacon (X-Men: First Class), Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings films), and Julia Davis (Camping).
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According to Deadline, the remake will center around a struggling everyman transformed into a mutant freak after being pushed into a vat of toxic waste. He must become an underdog hero to save his son, his friends, and the community from the forces of corruption and greed.
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The upcoming Toxic Avenger reboot is written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Macon Blair (Green Room, Logan Lucky, Hold the Dark). It is produced by original directing duo Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz for Troma Entertainment, with Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter to oversee development for Legendary.