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Legendary hire a writer/director for their Toxic Avenger reboot. No, we’re not kidding…

March 25th, 2019 by Marc Comments

How do you know we’ve probably reached superhero over-saturation? When The Toxic Avenger is joining the fun too.

The legendary Troma character is set to be penned and directed by I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore…’s Macon Blair.

The character’s rights were bough over from Troma Entertainment by Legendary in December last year and they are wasting no time getting in on the superhero action albeit with a weirder anti-hero than most.

Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will produce as they did with the original 1984 movie which “centered on a mild-mannered janitor at a health club who’s chased out a second story window by bullies and lands in a drum of toxic waste. The chemicals cause him to transform into the Toxic Avenger, who has superhuman size and strength and stands up to bullies and corruption.”

 

The movie spawned sequels, a musical, comics and kids’ cartoon series – no, really – so you know Legendary are thinking FRANCHISE!

And who can blame them?

What say you all?

Source: Variety

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….