Kevin Smith recently revealed that he was offered the opportunity to direct a reboot of The Toxic Avenger, but passed due to creative differences. The revelation took place on an edition of Smith’s Fatman on Batman podcast, which he co-hosts with Marc Bernardin. On the surface, the famously geek-friendly Smith seems like a logical choice to helm a modern attempt at telling Toxie’s tale, especially with his forays into weird horror films in recent years.

Definitely the most well-known film to ever come out of notorious indie studio Troma Entertainment, The Toxic Avenger hit theaters in 1984. Its initial theatrical release was far from a hit, ...

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