The Governator in 'The Toxic Avenger'?

Like most people, when I first heard about this, I thought it was nothing more than either a joke or a rumor ... or both.

The fact that they are remaking The Toxic Avenger is strange enough news, but when word came down that Arnold Schwarzenegger was in talks to play a role? Right away, a lot of us were assuming he would be playing Toxie (how awesome would that be!), but alas, that is not the case. Arnie will not be playing the titular hero, but the roll of an exterminator, something new to the remake that was not in the original.

Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) wrote and will direct the remake of the Troma film. For those of you who never saw the original, it’s about a nerdy janitor, Melvin Junko, at a health club who falls into a barrel of toxic waste and becomes the monster superhero known as The Toxic Avenger!

-Andrew Peters