Yes, not only is a Hulk Hogan biopic on the way, but the Thunder God himself will be playing the Hulkster in the Netflix-bound feature film.
Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Hemsworth has signed on to star in a movie that will look at the early days of Hulk Hogan’s pro wrestling career. The Hangover’s Todd Phillips is on directing duties, with the picture to be “an origin story of the Hulkster and Hulkamania”.
Hogan – real name Terry Bollea – made his in-ring debut in 1977, going on to become a household name and arguably the biggest name in wrestling history.
Upon signing for Vince McMahon’s then-World Wrestling Federation in 1983, Hogan went on to lead the charge of the famed Rock ‘n’ Wrestling years that saw the WWF go mainstream and begin to utterly dominate the wrestling world.
In more recent years, of course, Hogan has had his fair share of controversy after a sex tape (yep…) surfaced in which he was found using homophobic and racist language. Following that, the now-WWE terminated his ambassadorial contract in 2015 and removed him from their Hall of Fame.
Causing further controversy, the WWE brought Hogan back into the fold late last year as they had him be a part of their Crown Jewel PPV that was held in Saudi Arabia.
As for this to-be-titled Chris Hemsworth-starring movie, Hogan himself is on board as a consultant and executive producer.
Expect more on all this as it continues to develop, brother.