The Toxic Avenger remake starring Macon Blair has been given a R rating for language, severe violence and gore, graphic nudity, and sexual themes.
The Toxic Avenger remake has been officially graded R for graphic nudity and gore. The Poisonous Avenger is a 1984 film that depicts the story of a quiet adolescent who falls into a vat of toxic waste and transforms into a hideous superhero. Many have praised the film’s chaotic and campy B-movie tone and severe violence, and it has since become a cult classic.
The Toxic Avenger remake is continuing forward at Legendary Entertainment, with original creators Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman returning as producers, according to Universal. Macon Blair, who is most known for his directorial debut, I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore, wrote and directed the Toxic Avenger adaptation. Peter Dinklage, who plays Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, has already stated that the future film will be “over-the-top” and “wild.” The picture also stars Elijah Wood, Kevin Bacon, Jacob Tremblay, and Julia Davis, in addition to Dinklage.
According to a new report from THR, the upcoming Toxic Avenger remake has received an R-rating from the Motion Picture Association, which will no doubt thrill long-time fans of the franchise. The film received the same rating and material as the original, with “intense violence and gore, swearing throughout, sexual themes, and brief graphic nudity.” In terms of adult-oriented superhero material, The Toxic Avenger joins Deadpool, Logan, The Suicide Squad, and Blade with its new R-rating.
The film’s R-rating hints that the remake of The Toxic Avenger will be closer to the original in tone than previously imagined. When the Toxic Avenger remake was first announced in 2010, the makers promised that the picture would be a family-friendly PG-13 adventure, which would have been met with disapproval from fans. Although it may be impossible to capture the campy character of the original Toxic Avenger, given that it was shot on a shoestring budget, the newly revealed rating suggests that Blair’s remake will be authentic to the original, at least in terms of visual content. Fans of the character may be in for a major treat, as Kaufman recently stated that the script for the Toxic Avenger remake is better than the original.
Although R-rated superhero films are sometimes seen as excessively dangerous, films like Deadpool and Logan have proven that adult-oriented superhero flicks can be tremendous hits. The Toxic Avenger’s box office performance is unknown, however it should be noted that, despite Dinklage’s star power, the film lacks the box office appeal of Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman. While no trailer for the film has been published, fans of the 1984 cult movie can now be assured that the remake of The Toxic Avenger will be just as wild and gory.