Chris Hemsworth will play Hulk Hogan in new biopic
Chris Hemsworth is set to take on another big, muscly, macho gig next year. He’ll be taking on the role of Hulk Hogan – aka Terry Bollea – in a new biopic slated for theatres next year.
Hogan began his journey to the squared circle through the CWF – a professional wrestling organization based in Florida. Eventually, he debuted in Vincent J. McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation way back in 1979.
Hogan went on to become one of wrestling’s juggernauts, and one of the world’s biggest stars through the 1980s. His biggest claim to fame (for this writer, anyway) is the seminal film Mr. Nanny).
Hemsworth is best known for his role in the Marvel Universe as Thor, the God of Thunder. And while he is set to take on Thanos in this summer’s Avenger’s Endgame, he will be up against another massive threat as Hulk Hogan: Andre the Giant.
There have been rumours circling that Hemsworth might play the Hulk for a while now, which appear to have been started my Hogan himself. Speaking to Florida’s Cape Breton Post back in 2013, he said that the actor would be a good fit to play him in a future film.
It’s unclear which periods of Hulk Hogan’s life will be shown in the film, but there’s plenty to choose from. From defending his WWF World Heavyweight Championship against Andre the giant, to his life outside the ring (need we go into detail about Bubba the Love Sponge?), him being kicked out of the WWE (and then quietly let back in again).