Let Me Tell You Something, Brother! CHRIS HEMSWORTH Is Set To Play Wrestling Icon HULK HOGAN In New Biopic
"Hemsworthmania" is set to run wild very soon, brother! It's just been revealed by The Hollywood Reporter that Chris Hemsworth has landed the role of wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan for a new biopic which will premiere on Netflix.
The flick is said to be documenting the humble beginnings and rise to fame of one Terry Gene Bollea, more commonly known by his ring name Hulk Hogan.
Multi-time WWE champion "The Hulkster" is arguably one of the biggest figures not only in wrestling but in pop culture as well and was responsible for bringing mainstream attention to the sport, giving birth to the wrestling boom and the "Rock and Wrestling connection" of the 1980s. He even appeared in movies such as 1989's No Holds Barred and 1993's Mr. Nanny.
Wrestling and movie fans had mixed reactions about the said biopic and the Thor star's casting.
chris hemsworth is playing hulk hogan in a movie? please say sike. pic.twitter.com/ETV81Fzl3v— 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 (@ki11monger) February 20, 2019
Chris Hemsworth as a young Hulk Hogan is one of the most generous castings I’ve ever seen 💀 pic.twitter.com/ukJnBDXlwe— Culture Crave 🎥 (@CultureCrave) February 20, 2019
Chris Hemsworth will play Hulk Hogan in a biopic from the director of 'The Hangover.' That's a lot to process, brother.— Ashley Carter (@AshleyLCarter1) February 20, 2019
So Chris Hemsworth is playing Hulk Hogan in the Hulkster’s upcoming biopic.— Michael Patterson (@michaelp93) February 20, 2019
I’m telling you, if the tagline isn’t “Well Let Me Tell You Something BroTHOR” it’s a missed opportunity.
No other details about the flick have been disclosed yet. All we know for now is that the film will be directed by Todd Phillips, who is currently working on Joaquin Phoenix's standalone Joker flick. Hemsworth, on the other hand is set to appear in Men In Black International and Avengers: Endgame.