Toxic Avenger rides into the 21st Century
Back in 1984, The Toxic Avenger was created by Troma studios, he was lovingly known as 'Toxie', and is set to return in all new adventures thanks to a seemingly unlikely source – producer Akiva Goldsman.
The Toxic Avenger spawned films, comics and cartoon series, originally created by Troma founders Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, the camp icon has his origin story in Melvin, a gentle wimp who cleans at the Tromaville Health Club. A lonely target for jocks and other tough types, he gets his chance at payback – and heroism when he’s immersed in a vat of toxic waste.
Sources say the producing team of Akiva Goldsman, Richard Saperstein and Charlie Corwin intends to turn Toxie into a green superhero for these environmentally conscious times.