Saturday, December 17, 2011
The real Toad Warrior of Mongolian legend was a Mongolia Sand Toad (Bufo roddei). The Toad is a Western Toad (Bufo boreas). In order to portray the character with authenticity, he endured three hours of makeup each day during filming. He also did his own stunts. No stunt doubles were used in the battle sequences.
The Toad stated in a recent interview that he also found the title role to be exhausting because of the burden he had to bear during long days of shooting with his heavy armored costume, weighing in at a hefty one quarter ounce.
It was an honor to be chosen to illustrate the movie poster. I can't wait to see the movie. A release date hasn't been set.
Buy the poster and t-shirt.