Neither a release date nor the rest of the case has been confirmed for the film, although Joker director Todd Phillips has been slated to direct. Netflix currently owns the rights to the project, which means it will likely end up being shown on the streaming service.
He’s already here! He is ready BROTHER !!! But is he handsome enough to play me lol, lol, lol. HH pic.twitter.com/q6LLfWUGgL
– Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) November 23, 2020
Hemsworth opened up about his enthusiasm for the film, as well as the physical toll it would bring, in a recent interview with Film total.
“This movie is going to be a really fun project,” Hemsworth said. “As you can imagine, the preparation for the role will be incredibly physical. I’m going to have to put on more size than ever before, even more than I put on Thor. There is the accent as well as the physicality and the attitude. ”
“I’m also going to have to dive deep into the rabbit hole of the wrestling world, which I can’t wait to do,” he added.
Hemsworth admitted in an interview with ScreenRant in April, he was “fascinated” by the world of professional wrestling, which Hogan became synonymous with during WWF’s first boom period of the 1980s.
“Look, I haven’t read a script yet. I know it’s being written and I’m working on it. I know very little about it. It’s kind of in the process now, ”Hemsworth said. “I’m just fascinated with this world, and I think they’re pretty keen to show a side of the world that people haven’t seen before. I am as intrigued as you are. ”
Throughout his career, Hogan (real name Terry Bollea) competed in seven of WrestleMania’s first eight main events, and held 12 World Championships through his stints at WWF / E and WCW. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a solo actor in 2005 and will be part of the next Hall of Fame class as a member of the New World Order faction.