Chris Hemsworth To Play Hulk Hogan In New Film

Chris Hemsworth will be portraying wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan in a new biopic. The film will reunite Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, who were the director and writer for the upcoming DC Comics movie The Joker.

The film will broadcast on Netflix. The Academy award winning producer Michael Sugar will join the team as well as Phillips and Bradley Cooper, Hemsworth, and Eric Bischoff.

Hogan is one of the biggest names when it comes to wrestling. He was a fixture on TV sets during the 80s as he was a part of the World Wrestling Federation. His notoriety came from his great leg drops. He was cast for many movies as well as TV shows. Hulk had many endorsements as well as features in video games.

Chris Hemsworth Will Be Staring As Hulk Hogan In New Netflix Movie

Real name Terry Bollea, Hogan’s career began in Florida during the 1970s. While a part of WWF, he was often matched with villainous fighter Andre, the Giant. After Vince McMahon’s takeover of the company, Hogan became the face of the franchise as a hero persona.

However, during the 21st century, Hulk Hogan wasn’t able to keep the same fortunes that he had once before. Personal conflicts such as a sex tape were the cause for his demise. In the tape, he was with the wife of one of his friends.

With that in mind, the biopic will not cover the years of his spiral. It will also not showcase his entire life before becoming Hulk Hogan. Sources claim that the film will focus on the rise of Hogan as a star wrestler as well as Hulkamania.

It took months for the deal to come together. Bollea will be a consultant as well as an executive producer for the movie. Chris Hemsworth has two tentpole pics in the works that are coming out this summer. He will be in Avengers: Endgame, that comes out April 26, and Men in Black: International that comes out June 14.