The first Toxic Avenger film hit screens all the way back in 1984 and introduced audiences to Melvin Ferd. The film followed a short and scrawny janitor at a health club who fell into a vat of chemicals and was malformed into the titular hero, The Toxic Avenger. Melvin was forced out from the shadows to faces an evil corporation to save his community from corruption in order as well as his son. The upcoming reboot of the project previously cast Peter Dinklage as Toxie alongside Jacob Trembley whose set to play his son. With progress on the film moving steadily forward, it seems the film has found the face of its evil corporation
The Illuminerdi is reporting that Elijah Wood, best known for his work in the Lord of The Rings franchise, has joined the upcoming project as the main antagonist. Alongside the casting is a breakdown of Woods’s character who is described as a 40-50-year-old man named Bob Garbinger “with Leonine hair and eerie plastic surgery. The 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 town’s officials but in reality, he lives in fear of the underworld gang he’s indebted to.”
The original Toxic Avenger franchise spawned 4 sequels following the first reaching cult status and even at one point got its own Marvel Comics Title. The upcoming film has yet to set an official release date. The project is set to be written and directed by Macon Blair, with Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz serving as producers.