Chris Hemsworth says a lot of things still have to come together if his proposed Hulk Hogan biopic starring Todd Phillips is ever going to happen.
Chris Hemsworth offers an unencouraging status report on his Hulk Hogan biopic. Hemsworth has played Thor the God of Thunder in the MCU since 2011. In 2019, news broke that he would be playing another larger-than-life character, as it was announced he would star in a Netflix biopic of legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan joker Director Todd Phillips at the helm.
Hogan, of course, became a massive wrestling star in the 1980s, when what was then the WWF was becoming a major force in the entertainment industry. Later, Hogan became a reality star and a controversial figure when he became involved in various scandals, including the infamous lawsuit that paralyzed the site gazers. Despite Hogan’s complicated legacy, Hemsworth seems eager to portray the famous wrestler, known for his over-the-top personality and 24-inch python biceps. Sadly, there hasn’t been much news lately on the status of Hemsworth’s Hulk Hogan biopic, although it caused a bit of a stir last June when the actor was spotted with unusually large arms, leading fans to believe he was in Shape was massive Hogan to represent him.
Now, however, it seems fans should dampen their excitement over Hemsworth playing Hulk Hogan. Appears with wrestling journalist Chris Van Vliet to promote his new movie spider head, Hemsworth offered a Hulk-Hogan biopic update and pointed out that things aren’t looking good for the project right now. He said (via CBR):
“Todd Phillips is busy making Joker 2 I think and I’ve been out doing other films. It’s all in talks and in development, and like many things, a lot of things need to come together for it to happen. But I don’t have 24″ Pythons…yet.”
Actually announced Hulk Hogan Director Todd Phillips is currently working on the slightly better-known project joker 2, which will bring Lady Gaga together with Joaquin Phoenix in a musical version of the Joker/Harley Quinn pairing. Hemsworth, meanwhile, has several irons in the fire, as one would expect from a star of his magnitude. Both Thor: Love and Thunder and spider head are completed, but he also has extraction 2 is coming up and is of course currently working hard on George Millers furiosa, in which the ever good Hemsworth plays the main villain. And there are undoubtedly other unannounced and unreported projects that Hemsworth is helping to start as well.
All in all, that’s what it sounds like Hulk Hogan is not currently a priority for either Hemsworth or Phillips as both are involved in larger projects. But Hemsworth’s remarks certainly make it seem like he still has his eye on pumping up his pythons and playing Hulk Hogan if things go the way he hopes. Perhaps the bigger question is whether the world really wants a Hulk Hogan biopic given his current status in culture. People of a certain age undoubtedly have feelings of nostalgia growing up as fans of the Hulkster and his wrestling exploits. but Hulk Hogan also comes with plenty of other baggage that might be difficult to handle in any honest biopic.
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Credit: Chris Van Vliet/YouTube (via CBR)
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