Peter Dinklage is the new Toxic Avenger in the upcoming reboot
Dinklage will play Toxie, the disfigured superhero who is on a mission to save his family and friends from evil and corruption.
The Toxic Avenger story centers around scrawny New Jersey teenager Melvin Ferd who becomes disfigured when he falls into a drum of highly flammable toxic waste. While he survives the accident, the toxic chemicals end up mutating his body into a bulky, horrifying deformed creature with superhuman abilities.
He renames himself Toxie and becomes an unlikely superhero who vows to protect the innocent while fighting evil.
Toxic Avenger isn't just a movie but a franchise. The original movie ended up being so popular it spawned the sequels The Toxic Avenger Part II, The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie, and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV -- as well as the children's cartoon series Toxic Crusaders and a musical.
For this upcoming version of The Toxic Avenger, filmmaker Macon Blair (I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore) is slated to write and direct the reboot. Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz will serve as producers for Troma Entertainment.
There's no word yet on other casting news or release date as of yet.