'Thor' Actor Chris Hemsworth Set to Play Hulk Hogan in Netflix Film

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As noted on Wednesday, actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor) has signed on to play WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan in a new biopic from Netflix.

Producers are Michael Sugar, along with Joint Efforts' Phillips and Bradley Cooper, Eric Bischoff, and Australian star Hemsworth.

Hulk Hogan, a multi-time wrestling champion, will be played by Hollywood superstar Chris Hemsworth in a brand new biopic.

Hogan, one of the most decorated legends in the history of the wrestling industry, was arguably one of the most popular athletes on the planet during the 1980s and 90s. I'm not very familiar with wrestling or Hogan himself personally, but Hemsworth definitely seems capable of doing justice to the hammier side of wrestling. The two actors are slated to appear in Avengers: Endgame releasing this April but their futures with the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains unknown, reported comicbook.

Hogan enjoyed a long career with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE, formerly World Wrestling Federation) until consecutive sex tape and racism scandals ended his wrestling career in 2015.

Deals for the project are said to be in the midst of closing with streaming giant Netflix.

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Hogan himself will serve as a consultant on the movie as well as executive producer, alongside Sugar23's Ashley Zalta who will also executive produce.

Per THR, the untitled Hulk Hogan biopic will be developed over at Netflix.

Set to direct the film is Todd Phillips, director of The Hangover trilogy and of the upcoming Joaquin Phoenix-starring The Joker.

How do we know we won't see the seedier sides of Hogan's life? Let us know your thoughts down below! Do you think he'll be able to accurately portray the Hulkster?

Chris Hemsworth may have to beef up a bit more and take loads of energy boosters, as Hulk Hogan's no lightweight in the world of WWE.



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