What happened to the Hulk Hogan biopic starring Chris Hemsworth?

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In the realm of cinema, the potential for a biopic often arises in direct proportion to the number and scale of controversies surrounding an individual. This was the rationale behind the conception of a Hulk Hogan biopic, with Chris Hemsworth slated to play the lead role. However, it appears that initial enthusiasm did not translate into sustained progress.

The project was initially announced in 2019, with writer John Pollono and director Todd Philips, known for “The Joker,” attached to the film. Hemsworth was cast as the famous wrestler. The preparations commenced with great enthusiasm, and Hemsworth, in 2020, expressed eagerness about delving into the world of wrestling and embodying Hulk Hogan, even though he hadn’t received a script at the time.

Hogan not only gave his blessing to Hemsworth but also expressed confidence in the actor’s ability to portray him accurately. In 2021, Hogan praised Hemsworth’s physique in a picture from the sets of “Thor: Love and Thunder.”

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However, despite the positive responses following the film’s announcement, it has been conspicuously absent from the limelight.

As of 2023, Hemsworth has indicated that the project’s status remains uncertain. He mentioned that there have been discussions about the film, but development has slowed down as both Phillips and Hemsworth are occupied with their respective projects.

The fate of the Hulk Hogan biopic, especially with Hemsworth still attached to the role, remains uncertain. Even if the project eventually moves forward, it is likely to be a while before it gains traction, given the busy schedules of both Hemsworth and Phillips.