Choo choo! The John Travolta train is rolling into the station! As you might remember, the train had been driven out of the station earlier this summer, conducted by a motley crew of enraged masseurs. The controversy swirling around Travolta has since died down, but we’d be lying if we didn’t admit it had left a bad taste in our mouth. Now that taste can be replaced with toxic slime! Oh wait…that’s still gross. Whatever, we’ll deal with the acrid burning as long as rumors about John Travolta allegedly joining the cast of the Toxic Avenger remake is true!
For anyone who is unfamiliar with the 1984 Troma Entertainment classic, IMDB’s description says it all: “The Toxic Avenger is born when mop boy Melvin Junko falls into a vat of toxic waste. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.” According to The Grid, Travolta has signed on as an actor. “Action-comedy remake in the vein of THE MASK… he’s an environmental superhero…doesn’t want it to be campy…,” the site reveals about the film. We doubt Travolta will actually be playing the Avenger himself (every action movie needs a villain, after all), but wouldn’t that be an amazing step forward on our journey to loving John Travolta again? Especially if he also never, ever, ever gets another massage as long as he lives?
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