Chris Hemsworth is cast to play wrestler Hulk Hogan in a biopic being developed by director Todd Phillips (Hangover, Joker) and writer Scott Silver (Joker).
This project is in full swing and moving forward and it will focus on the rise of Hogan and tell the story of the Hulkster and Hulkamania. The movie will not include his whole life or any of the drama or scandals that he’s been through in recent years.
In a recent interview with ScreenRant, Hemsworth unveiled his excitement for playing Hulk Hogan, saying:
“Look, I haven’t read a script yet. I know it’s being written now and worked on. I know very little about that. It’s sort of in the process now. I’m just fascinated by that world, and I think they’re pretty keen to show a side of the world that people haven’t seen before. I’m as intrigued as you are.”
Hogan actually tossed the idea of Hemsworth playing him in a movie back in 2017, saying, “You know who I thought would be good? That guy that did that action move, Thor.” It’s going to be exciting to see Hemsworth in the role and Hogan got his wish. Hogan was an energetic guy in his WWF days, that’s why fans liked and adored him! He was my favorite wrestler in my younger days and I’m curious to see Hemsworth bring that power to life on the screen.
Born Terry Gene Bollea, Hogan began his career in the late 1970s in the Florida wrestling circuit, and when he started in the WWF, he frequently squared off against Andre the Giant as a villainous fighter. When Vince McMahon took over the company and began expanding it into a national presence, Hogan was its face and by then a hero persona. By the end of the ’80s, he was one of the Me Decade’s key personalities, gracing magazine covers, appearing on nightly talk shows and even headlining a Saturday morning cartoon.