WWE Hall Of Famer and controversial pro-wrestling legend Hulk Hogan believes that Australian actor Chris Hemsworth will be able to successfully portray him in the upcoming biographical movie.
HEMSWORTH IS WIDELY POPULAR FOR HIS PORTRAYAL OF THOR IN MCU
Hemsworth is internationally famous for his portrayal of Asgardian Prince (and later King) Thor in the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he awaits his next film in the Taika Waititi directed Thor: Love And Thunder. Hemsworth, whose sibling Liam is also an actor, has also acted in the Star Trek reboot franchise. He is not new to the biopic game as well, as he played famous Formula 1 driver James Hunt in Ron Howard’s 2012 film Rush.
HOGAN POSTED A SIDE-BY-SIDE OF HIM AND HEMSWORTH ON TWITTER
“The Hulkster”, on Twitter, posted images of the Australian working out, alongside side by side pictures of his own younger self during his wrestling career. The tweet was complementary to the actor, as ‘The Hulkster’ wrote, “He’s already there! He’s ready BROTHER!!! But is he good looking enough to play me lol,lol,lol. HH.”
He’s already there! He’s ready BROTHER!!! But is he good looking enough to play me lol,lol,lol. HH pic.twitter.com/q6LLfWUGgL
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) November 23, 2020
News of the film first surfaced in early 2019, and Todd Phillips of ‘Joker’ fame was named to be the director of the film, alongside Hemsworth playing the protagonist. While Netflix, reportedly the distributor of the movie, did not divulge much news, although the leading star did reveal that the film was still in the process of being written. Hogan himself, alongside his WCW boss Eric Bischoff, are the executive producers of the project.
HOGAN HAS BEEN A MAJOR FORCE BEHIND THE POPULARITY OF PRO-WRESTLING
He began his professional wrestling career in 1977 but gained worldwide recognition after signing for World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1983. There, his persona as a heroic all-American helped usher in the 1980s professional wrestling boom, where he headlined the first nine editions of WWF’s flagship annual event, WrestleMania. During his initial run, Hogan also won the WWF Championship five times, with his first reign holding the record for the second-longest in company history. Additionally, he is the first wrestler to win consecutive Royal Rumble matches, winning in 1990 and 1991.
In 1993, he departed the WWF to sign for rival promotion World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Hogan subsequently won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship six times, and also holds the record for the longest reign in company history. In 1996, he adopted the villainous persona of “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan, leading the popular New World Order (NWO) stable. As a result, he became a major figure during the “Monday Night Wars”, another boom of mainstream professional wrestling.
He returned to WWE from WCW in 2002, and won the WWE championship for a sixth time, before departing in 2003. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and will be inducted a second time in 2020 as a member of the NWO.
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