Chris Hemsworth has certainly made a name for himself by playing the Nordic god Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
But he’s about to take on a role that is arguably even bigger and stronger than that: Hulk Hogan.
Yep – the Aussie actor has been reportedly confirmed to be portraying the wrestling legend in a biopic produced by Bradley Cooper and directed by The Hangover’s Todd Phillips.
The Hollywood Reporter says the film’s writer will be Scott Silver who has been behind brilliant movies like 8 Mile and been in the visual effects team for Deadpool, The Maze Runner and Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.
The biopic will reportedly not focus on Hogan’s later years, the ones which dominated the headlines for all the wrong reasons: his sex tape scandal, racial slurs and his subsequent legal battle with website Gawker.
It will instead zero in on the reason why we knew him in the first place: wrestling.
The famous red and yellow attire, coupled with his unforgettable catch phrases made him a global megastar, propelling WWE to new heights.
In 1994 Hogan left WWE, jumping ship to WCW where he would create even more history, joining the NWO, who would help change not only WCW, but the wrestling business itself.
Eventually, after Vince McMahon bought WCW and all its rights, Hogan, along with original NWO members Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, would return to the company that created him, beginning a new era.
He was originally inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame in 2005, along with Rowdy Roddy Piper, Cowboy Bob Orton, the Iron Sheik, and more.
Hogan was later removed from the Hall of Fame in 2015 after a video surfaced in which he used the N word multiple times while referring to his daughter’s black boyfriend.
The former wrestling champ made several apologies and, after a three year ban from the HoF, he was reinstated.
In a statement, WWE said: “After a three-year suspension, Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame.
“This second chance follows Hogan’s numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake.
It’ll be exciting to see a film about Hulkmania, especially when Hemsworth is involved, and how one man captivated an entire wrestling audience.