Chris Hemsworth Makes Shift From Thor To Hulk.
Chris Hemsworth is best known for his role as Thor in the "Avengers," though he has starred in a wide variety of films to date. And the next project lined up for the Hollywood heartthrob is reportedly to take on the role of Hulk Hogan in a Netflix film.
Known also as Terry Gene Bollea, Hulk Hogan is one of the biggest stars in wrestling. This will be the gist of the said biopic 6 meaning all the drama that happened outside the ring will not be included, according to the (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/chris-hemsworth-play-hulk-hogan-biopic-1186126) Hollywood Reporter.
Among the highlights of Hogan's career included the infamous racist remarks in a sex tape back in 2015. This led to his banishment from the WWE. After several years, all has been forgiven and the Immortal One has been welcomed back into the promotion.
Hogan grew to prominence back in 1980. He was a big fan favorite at the time, a reason why WWE grew in popularity. It was his 1987 battle with the late Andre The Giant that sparked the rise of the WWF (now the WWE), and his star power was something the Vince McMahon-owned company, as well as other wrestling entertainment bodies, profited from, according to the (https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2821679-chris-hemsworth-reportedly-to-play-wwe-legend-hulk-hogan-in-netflix-biopic) Bleacher Report.
Even at 65, Hogan knows how to electrify a crowd. While he is no longer the same person who would flex and rip of his upper garment to the delight of the crowd, he remains an icon in the world of wrestling entertainment.
Hogan is expected to be on tap at Wrestlemania 35 but likely limited to a non-ring role. Such is the practice of the WWE, aware that wrestling legends still have a place and that fans want to see them.
For Hemsworth, portraying the WWE legend will be a tough task. He is likely aware of how Hogan has been a household name both in wrestling and in Hollywood. One has to wonder how Hemsworth will flex and talk like Hogan, two things most WWE fans are familiar with.
Incidentally, his "Avengers" character Thor holds an interesting relationship with the actual Hulk portrayed by Mark Ruffalo. For a change, Hemsworth steps in the shoes of a different kind of Hulk 6 something that could spur some jokes and memes moving forward.
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|Publication:||International Business Times - US ed.|
|Date:||Feb 21, 2019|
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