Troma’s “The Toxic Avenger” franchise has come a long way since its humble origins as a series of low-budget, ultra-violent, schlocky B movies. It’s also produced a children’s cartoon (“Toxic Crusaders) and a self-titled musical, but Macon Blair’s upcoming film will be the saga’s most mainstream outing yet.
That being said, horror fans needn’t worry about the reboot being a cookie-cutter superhero movie. While speaking to Bloody-Flicks, Blair promised a movie that will appeal to Troma fans and general audiences alike. “[We] want to make a movie that will connect with contemporary audiences who may not have heard of Troma or Toxie, who are coming into it without that context, so it can’t all be winks and nods and rehash of the original.” The movie has also been described as a modern reimagining as opposed to a remake.
“The Toxic Avenger” will premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 21, 2023. However, its general release date has yet to be announced, though it should arrive in the near future. Related – Remembering Mark Margolis: A Tribute to the Legendary Actor