The director described Elijah Wood's look as a blend of Riff Raff from 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' and the Danny DeVito Penguin.
His new part is unlike anything he's ever done before.
Entertainment Weekly released a sneak peek of the 42-year-old actor as Fritz Garbinger in Macon Blair's remake of the 1984 superhero cult hit The Toxic Avenger on Wednesday.
Wood has dark hair around a half-bald head, dark eyes, and blackened teeth in the photo.
According to Blair, Wood's appearance was influenced by Riff Raff from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Batman Returns' Danny DeVito Penguin "mixed together."
"The look came about by discussions I had with our designers and Elijah," the director said. "I wanted it to seem like a Peter Sellers performance
where he disappears. Lose track of Elijah from Lord of the Rings or elsewhere."
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