Chris Hemsworth has talked about taking on the role of iconic WWE personality Hulk Hogan for a new biopic in production at Netflix.
The film is said to explore Hogan’s early years, charting his rise through the world of wrestling from newcomer to established star, rather than his later controversies.
In an interview with Total Film, Hemsworth said: “As you can imagine, the preparation for the role will be insanely physical. I will have to put on more size than I ever have before, even more than I put on for Thor.”
“There is the accent as well as the physicality and the attitude. I will also have to do a deep dive into the rabbit hole of the wrestling world, which I’m really looking forward to doing.”
He added: “I’m going to be blonde, probably balding and with a ‘tache.”
The film appears to be in the early stages of development, with Hemsworth revealing to Screen Rant in April that he is yet to read a finished script.
It’s unclear when filming could begin, given current difficulties faced by the film and television industry due to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as Hemsworth’s commitments to his next Marvel film, Thor: Love and Thunder.