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Guess who’s back on the big screen? Can you tell from the photo beneath the Hollywood transformation?
None other than our favorite hobbit, Elijah Wood! But hold on to your wizard hats because he’s not looking anything like Frodo Baggins. Nope, he’s got a whole new look that’s sending shockwaves through the world of film fans.
You see, Elijah Wood has been busy making his mark on the small screen lately, with shows like “I’m a Virgo,” “Yellowjackets,” and the Apple+ TV hit, “The Afterparty.” But now, he’s making a grand return to the silver screen, and he’s bringing some seriously talented buddies with him.
Joining Elijah in this cinematic adventure are none other than Peter Dinklage from “Game of Thrones” and the legendary Kevin Bacon. The trio is teaming up for Macon Blair’s upcoming black comedy movie, “The Toxic Avenger.” Hold onto your popcorn, folks, because this film is a remake of the 1984 cult classic, and it’s the fifth installment in The Toxic Avenger series.
Now, here’s the scoop on the story: There’s this janitor named Winston Gooze (played by Peter Dinklage), and he’s just going about his business when a crazy industrial accident turns him into a mutant. Yep, you heard that right. Mutant janitor on the loose! But here’s the twist – this accident gives Winston some super strength and super abilities, and he decides to become a sort of unlikely superhero in a world gone bonkers.
And guess who’s not wearing the hero cape in this one? That’s right, Elijah Wood is stepping into the shoes of Fritz Garbinger, the villain of the story.
According to Macon Blair, the mastermind behind this epic transformation, the idea was to make Elijah look so different that you’d forget he’s the same guy who once carried the One Ring in “The Lord of the Rings.” Think Peter Sellers going incognito – that’s the vibe they’re aiming for.
Now, let’s talk fan reactions, shall we? When the first images of Elijah’s dramatic makeover hit the internet, the fans couldn’t contain themselves. One fan hilariously said, “He is looking more Penguin than Penguin.” Yep, we can totally see it! Another one chimed in with, “Smeagol just before he went full Gollum.” Ouch, that’s some epic transformation comparison right there!
But amidst all the shock and awe, there’s excitement in the air. As one fan put it, “Can’t wait for this! Such a bizarre story, and the cast makes this that more exciting.” And someone else perfectly summed it up, saying, “Elijah Wood went from Frodo Baggins to Grima Wormtongue in just 20 years.” Talk about a career evolution!