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First images and details from new Toxic Avenger movie starring Peter Dinklage and Elijah Wood ooze out

September 20th, 2023 by Marc Comments

Well, of all the movies I didn’t expect to be interested in in the coming months, The Toxic Avenger would have been top of the list.

But, here we are… a new Toxic Avenger movie and this time it’s from Legendary Entertainment, picking up from the multiple movies, games, animated series and more that come when Toxic Avenger came from Troma Films in the 1980s.

A staple of cult gore classics, the original movie focused on a janitor who fell into a vat of toxic waste, returning as the titular (anti) hero, however, this time out, the creature is layed by Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage and is his own new version of the Lloyd Kaufman creation.

Directed by Green Room’s Macon Blair, the movie sees Peter Dinklage playing “downtrodden janitor Winston Gooze who, after falling into a vat of toxic waste, becomes none other than The Toxic Avenger. This timely reimagining is up to its eyeballs in environmental themes as Winston goes up against the evil forces of greed and corruption to save his son, his friends, and his community.”

So… Peter Dicklage is the new Toxic Avenger

The movie also stars Elijah Wood, Julia Davis, Taylour Paige, Kevin Bacon and Jacob Tremblay.

Wood, pictured below with Dinklage, plays the villainous Fritz Garbinger who, if you couldn’t guess, is partly inspired by Danny DeVito’s take on Batman villain The Penguin in Batman Returns.

However, fans are assured that just because this is no longer a Troma movie, the horribly over the top violence and gore will be present and correct.

There’s no word when the movie will get released but it will debut at Austin’s Fantastic Fest, which runs between September 21st – 28th, so expect a trailer and word of mouth to reach us soon.

I must admit, this is not a genre I really have any affection for but the cast of Dinklage, Wood and Bacon has me interested for sure,

Check out all the images over at ET

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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….