The red band trailer for Legendary Entertainment’s The Toxic Avenger plunges us back into a world of grotesque misadventures and dark humor, reminiscent of Troma Entertainment’s 1984 cult classic created by Lloyd Kaufman. Under the direction and script of Macon Blair, this contemporary rendition appears to stay true to the bizarre essence of the original, while offering a fresh narrative arc.
At the heart of the story is Winston Gooze, a down-on-his-luck janitor whose life spirals into the extraordinary following a disastrous toxic accident. The aftermath? A newfound identity as The Toxic Avenger, armed with super-human strength and a glowing mop, now a symbol of unconventional heroism against malevolent forces.
Peter Dinklage steps into the oversized shoes of the titular character, leading a robust ensemble that includes Jacob Tremblay, Taylour Paige, Julia Davis, Jonny Coyne, Elijah Wood, and Kevin Bacon. Together, they navigate a narrative filled with grim yet comedic tones, encapsulating the whimsical horror that The Toxic Avenger franchise is celebrated for.