Elijah Wood Joins The Toxic Avenger Reboot as the Villain

According to the website The Illuminerdi Elijah Wood will be joining the previously announced Peter Dinklage and Jacob Trombley in the Legendary Pictures reboot of Troma’s The Toxic Avenger.

Wood will play a corrupt executive, Winston’s boss (he becomes The Toxic Avenger, who aims to go battle with Toxie.

Illuminerdi also has a description of his characters

Bob Garbinger (40-50) – Leonine hair and eerie plastic surgery. Evil head of the shady company Garb X. He has no regard for the well being of anyone but himself and embarks on a murderous spree to become as powerful as Toxie. His ego is bolstered by his standing amongst the towns official but in reality he lives in fear of the underworld gang he’s indebted to.

The 1984 original Toxic Avenger directed by Lloyd Kaufman has become a cult classic spawning multiple sequels from Troma and even had ended up on stage as an Off-Broadway musical.

While this remake is pulling together a cast of well known names Troma Entertainment was a launching point for many of today’s top talents including Billy Bob Thornton, Kevin Costner, J.J. Abrams, Samuel L Jackson, Marisa Tomei, Vincent D’Onofrio, James Gunn, Oliver Stone and South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

The Toxic Avenger (1984) Poster

I’ve got a signed DVD copy of the original film from Lloyd kicking around my place from when I met him, and was seated at his table, at home video awards event in Toronto.

Since seeing Star Wars on TV as a child Shane has been hooked on movies. In 2001 he decided to start up his own webpage dedicated to his new love DVD. Now, over 20-years later he continues to FEED YOUR HUNGER with the latest Theatrical, Blu-ray and DVD reviews.

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