Chris Hemsworth will be saying his prayers and eating his vitamins, brother.
The 35-year old Aussie best known for portraying Thor in numerous Marvel films including the upcoming ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is expected to portray Hulk Hogan in an upcoming biopic that will be directed by Todd Phillips.
Phillips will direct the feature about Hulk Hogan’s life with Scott Silver attached to write the script after the two just worked together on the upcoming ‘Joker’ movie starring Joaquin Phoenix.
The news comes courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter.
The film is expected to be made for Netflix with Academy Award winning producer Michael Sugar behind the project alongside Phillips, Bradley Cooper and former WCW executive Eric Bischoff on board as producers as well.
Hogan came to prominence in the early 1980’s as part of the World Wrestling Federation under the guidance of Vince McMahon.
Hogan became a pop culture icon during the 80’s with his All-American theme and frequent battles against the likes of the Iron Sheik, Andre the Giant and “Macho Man” Randy Savage.
In recent years, Hogan has stayed in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons including an infamous sex-tape scandal as well as racist remarks that were made by the former WWE superstar that essentially got him booted from any association with the company.
The biopic isn’t expected to dig into Hogan’s issues outside the ring over the past few years, however, and instead will stay focused on his rise to fame and the explosion of ‘Hulkamania’ during his prime years in the 1980’s.
Hogan is also expected to serve as a consultant on the project.
This will be the latest big budget project for Hemsworth after his starring role in three ‘Thor’ movies as well as four ‘Avengers’ films with the latest due out in April. Hemsworth also stars in the upcoming ‘Men in Black: International’, which comes out in June.