Kevin Bacon Joins Toxic Avenger Cast As Villain

Kevin Bacon is playing yet another bad guy in Legendary's reboot of the environmental superhero cult classic.


Kevin Bacon is no stranger to cinematic villainy, and he'll be playing the bad guy once again in the upcoming Toxic Avenger film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

No other information for the role is available just yet, but if it's a Toxic Avenger character you can bet it'll be an over-the-top performance.

Bacon joins previously cast Peter Dinklage, who will play the titular character as well as Jacob Tremblay (Good Boys). The original Toxic Avenger is a cult classic; the film bombed at initial release, but captured a huge following on the midnight movie circuit that allowed it to spawn sequels, a cartoon, toys, and even video games, and helped turn its low-budget but gory visuals into a trademark of Troma Entertainment. The original film explored environmental themes through the lens of a super-gory superhero comic.

Bacon's other villainous roles include X-Men: First Class, R.I.P.D., James Gunn's Super, Hollow Man, and more. Macon Blair is set to direct this new take on the Toxic Avenger, while Troma founders Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz are producing. Legendary has not yet set a release window for Toxic Avenger.

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