Kevin Bacon set to play villain in Toxic Avenger remake
Kevin Bacon officially joins the upcoming remake of The poisonous avenger.
Not to be confused with those other Avengers Movie is Legendary Entertainment’s reboot of the 1984 Z movie superhero comedy by Troma Entertainment. Bacon will play a villain opposite Peter Dinklage, who is expected to star in the film. So far, Jacob Tremblay and Taylour Paige have also signed for the reboot.
The original Poisonous avenger The film told the story of Melvin Ferd, an ordinary janitor who becomes a mutant after being pushed into a giant vat of toxic waste. During this unfortunate transformation, he becomes an unlikely defender of his family, friends and the community of Tromaville against gangs, drug dealers and a criminal overlord named Cigar Face, thus subverting virtually every superhero tropes. of the book.
Produced on a nearly non-existent budget, the Splatter film ultimately earned its cult classic status thanks to a long-standing engagement in a midnight film at Bleecker Street Cinema in Greenwich Village throughout 1985. The poisonous avenger then spawned three film sequels – the 1989s The Toxic Avenger, Part II and The Toxic Avenger Part III: Toxie’s Last Temptation and the 2000s Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV – as well as a children’s TV series, video game and even a rock musical from 2008.
It’s unclear whether Bacon will step into Cigar Face’s shoes or a new original villain, but the Macon Blair-led update is expected to start filming in Bulgaria later this month.
Back in December, the Free of any tie star filmed a cover of Radiohead‘s “Creep” for his menagerie of baby goats, while in June he took part in a live tribute to the late John Prine, which also included Kacey Musgraves, Bill Murray, Brandi Carlile and more again.