Chris Hemsworth Provides An Update On The Hulk Hogan Biopic
If Chris Hemsworth's planned Hulk Hogan biography with Todd Phillips ever gets made, he believes a lot of things have to fall into place
In the 1980s, when the then-WWF blossomed as a significant force in entertainment, Hogan became a tremendous wrestling star. Later in life, Hogan rose to fame as a reality star and a figure of controversy after becoming engaged in a slew of controversies, including the infamous case that brought Gawker to its knees. Despite Hogan's tumultuous history, Hemsworth seemed keen to take on the role of the famed wrestler known for his outrageous character and 24-inch python biceps. Unfortunately, there hasn't been much news regarding Hemsworth's Hulk Hogan biography in recent months, however the actor caused a sensation last June when he was photographed with unusually large arms, causing fans to believe he was getting in shape to play the enormous Hogan.
However, it appears that fans should temper their enthusiasm for Hemsworth's portrayal of Hulk Hogan. Hemsworth made an appearance with wrestling writer Chris Van Vliet to promote his new film Spiderhead, and he gave an update on the Hulk Hogan biography, revealing that things aren't looking well on the project right now.
"Todd Phillips is busy doing Joker 2 I believe, and I've been off doing other films. It's all in conversations and in development, and like a lot of things, a lot of things need to come together for it to happen. But I don't have 24-inch pythons... yet."
Indeed, it was announced. Todd Phillips, the director of Hulk Hogan, is presently working on Joker 2, a musical adaptation of the Joker/Harley Quinn combo, which will star Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix. Hemsworth, meanwhile, has a slew of projects in the go, as one would expect from a megastar. Thor: Love and Thunder and Spiderhead are both finished, but he's also working on Extraction 2 and, of course, George Miller's Furiosa, in which Hemsworth will play the major villain. Overall, it appears like Hemsworth and Phillips are both preoccupied with other projects, thus Hulk Hogan is not a priority for them right now. But, based on Hemsworth's comments, it appears that he still plans on pumping up his pythons and portraying Hulk Hogan if all goes as planned. Perhaps the more pressing question is whether the world truly wants a Hulk Hogan biography, given his present cultural prominence. Growing up as a fan of the Hulkster and his wrestling exploits is bound to bring up memories for those of a certain age. Hulk Hogan, on the other hand, comes with a lot of baggage that any honest biography will have to deal with.
Source: Chris Van Vliet