The Game of Thrones famed Peter Dinklage has been hired for the reboot of The Toxic Avenger.
The first movie in the franchise of The Toxic Avenger was released in 1984. Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz directed the black superhero comedy. The film was known for its gruesome violence, campy concepts, and bad taste. The Toxic Avenger grabbed the audience’s attention after the successful midnight movie engagement at the Bleecker Street Cinema in 1985. Since then, the movie has become a cult classic.
Later the franchise expanded and created a few sequels, video games, musical stage production, and children’s cartoons. After the public recognition of the first film, filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman created the sequel of the movie. He realized that he had shot too many sequences for one movie; hence he sat with the editing team and cut it into two sequels. The third sequel was an independent project titled Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV.
After almost 20 years, the production studio Legendary Entertainment announced that it would produce the movie’s reboot along with the original director of the franchise Herz and Kaufman. According to Deadline’s article, the actor Peter Dinklage will appear in the upcoming movie of the franchise The Toxic Avenger.
Peter Hayden Dinklage is an American producer and actor. The actor is known for his amazing performance in the role of Tyrion Lannister on the HBO TV series Game of Thrones. For the character, Dinklage has won a Golden Globe, four the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2020.
The brilliant actor has dwarfism and stands 4 feet 5 inches. He got his breakthrough in the comedy-drama The Station Agent. Later he appeared in other projects, including Find Me Guilty, Penelope, Lassie, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and as Hervé Villechaize in the biopic film My Dinner with Hervé.
The reboot of the franchise will be written and directed by Macon Blair, known for his roles in the movies like Green Room and Blue Ruin. He started his directorial journey with the project I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.
With the amazing team of writers, directors, and actors, the fans can expect that the reboot series will serve something hilarious and thriller to the table. The Toxic Avenger is not part of the Avenger universe and is not well known for any other franchise. However, there are a lot of superhero movies that have selected an independent path for themselves and tasted success down the road.
The first movie of The Toxic Avenger franchise received an approval rating of 70% based on 20 reviews with an average rating of 5.5/10. And on Metacritic, it got 42 scores out of 100. Fans have lots of hope with the reboot series as Blair is part of the project. It would be interesting to see if the award-winning director can do justice to the cult classic. The team has not shared any details regarding the plot and production schedule. However, it is reliving that the project is under process. Hopefully, soon the team and studio will announce the release date for The Toxic Avenger.