The February news that Thor Odinson himself, Chris Hemsworth, was attached to star as Hulk Hogan in a movie about the Hulkster generated a lot of buzz for the Netflix project. This despite the fact the biopic has no planned release date. It didn’t even have a production start date - and that was before COVID-19 shut down almost every production in the world (being wrestling-related didn’t get the Hogan flick included as an essential business).
Interest is still high, though, which is why Screen Rant asked Hemsworth about it while they were interviewing him about Extraction - his Netflix movie that launched on the streaming service today (Fri., April 24). They asked him “what part of Hulk Hogan’s personality are you most excited for fans to see that they may not know about?”
The Australian superstar had to give them some bad news...
“Look, I haven’t read a script yet. I know it’s being written now and worked on. I know very little about that. It’s sort of in the process now.
I’m just fascinated by that world, and I think they’re pretty keen to show a side of the world that people haven’t seen before. I’m as intrigued as you are.”
Scott Silver will be writing the movie for director Todd Phillips, so that’s good news for fans of Joker, since they were the same men behind the hit that earned Joaquin Phoenix an Oscar. Word is Silver’s script will remain in the 80s - Hollywood Reporter called it “an origin story of the Hulkster and Hulkamania” - so don’t expect the nWo or any of the drama Hogan’s been in the middle of this century.
Maybe that’s why Hulk was eager to sign on himself. On their subscription-required Elite site, PWInsider reports Hogan has officially joined the project as a consultant and executive producer. He joins Eric Bischoff as wrestling names associated with the movie.
Hopefully that’s enough to tide you over, because it looks like this bad boy is still a couple years away - at best.