Chris Hemsworth to play Hulk Hogan in Netflix biopic

Lawrence Kim
July 7, 2020

Talking about the film Hemsworth said - "As you can imagine, the preparation for the role will be insanely physical".

The 36-year-old told Total Film: "This movie is going to be a really fun project".

We can't wait to see the end result. It seems that Hulk Hogan is even more physically imposing than Thor.

The "Thor" star said he was particularly eager to take a "deep dive" into the inner world of wrestling and described the research as something he was "really looking forward to" adding that he'll be pulling out all the stops in order to ensure his portrayal of Hogan is spot on - including dying his hair blonde and switching up the look of his facial hair. The project was first announced back in February previous year, with Joker's Todd Phillips rumored to direct, though as of now this is unconfirmed, with the rest of the cast remaining unknown. "Look, I haven't read a script yet". The project is deep in development.

"There were a few different ideas about what portion of his life it was going to be set in, so we spitballed about what it could be and what I thought it might be".

There are very few superstars who rose above the brand of WWE, and Hulk Hogan is definitely one of them.

He's set to play 80s wrestling legend Hulk Hogan in a new Netflix biopic.

The as-yet-untitled movie will follow Hulk Hogan's rise through the Wrestling ranks during the 1980s, and will likely cover the explosion of Hulkamania in the WWF during the Rock "n" Wrestling Era. It will be the origin story of the "Hulkster", whose was born as Terry Gene Bollea. The actor also reportedly said that there is a lot of time for the film to start its production work. The term "Hulkmania" was coined to denote his mainstream popularity throughout this period.

The Hulk, born Terry Gene Bollea, was embroiled in a sex tape scandal in 2012, a clip of which was later published by the website Gawker. Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman will serve as co-producers.

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