THE TOXIC AVENGER: A First Look At Peter Dinklage In Full Toxie Makeup Has Leaked Online

THE TOXIC AVENGER: A First Look At Peter Dinklage In Full Toxie Makeup Has Leaked Online

We've had an obscured glimpse of Peter Dinklage as Toxie in the upcoming The Toxic Avenger remake, but a first look at the Game of Thrones star in full makeup has now leaked online...

By MarkCassidy - Sep 26, 2023 01:09 PM EST
Filed Under: Movies

We're still waiting on a trailer for The Toxic Avenger (it should be released fairly soon, so keep an eye out), but the movie had its world premiere at FantasticFest over the weekend, and we have a first glimpse of Game of Thrones alum Peter Dinklage in full make-up as Toxie.

The image was leaked online as part of a brief video, and while it's not the clearest shot, we can make out that this new take on the grotesque hero of the title retains the overall design of the original, with a few minor changes.

Director Macon Blair recently revealed that this version of Toxie will actually take influence (in part, at least) from The Toxic Crusaders animated series, which is evident from the more green-than-brown colouring.

The first reviews for the remake are also online, and it's currently sitting at a very impressive 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Check out the image at the link below, and click here to see a batch of previously-released stills spotlighting the supporting characters.

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“While the original film (which premiered in 1984 – almost 40 years ago!) followed the fate of Melvin Ferd Junko III (Mitch Cohen), who goes from zero to toxic hero in a case of bullying gone awry, Macon Blair’s contemporary take follows a hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength all his own.

Peter Dinklage stars as downtrodden janitor Winston Gooze who, after falling into a vat of toxic waste, becomes none other than The Toxic Avenger. This timely reimagining is up to its eyeballs in environmental themes as Winston goes up against the evil forces of greed and corruption to save his son, his friends, and his community. Even as this story exists on its own terms, the spirit undoubtedly remains connected to the original. Troma fans old and new will be pleased to know that the film has been rated “R” for violence and gore – as per Troma tradition.”

The Toxic Avenger was first introduced in the 1984 movie of the same name from indie studio Troma Entertainment, and has since gone on to achieve cult status with several sequels, a comic book series and even a short-lived 1991 children's animated show called The Toxic Crusaders.

No theatrical release date has been announced.

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