It looks like the God of Thunder is setting his sights into the world of wrestling! According to recent reports, Chris Hemsworth has just been tapped to play wrestling legend Hulk Hogan in an upcoming biopic.
Best known for his role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Australian actor has since appeared in several films Snow White and the Huntsman, Red Dawn, and Rush. Now he’s going to star in his own Netflix movie as the iconic wrestler.
In a Hollywood Reporter article, we read that Hemsworth is “set to portray wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan in a biopic that reunites Todd Phillips with Scott Silver, the respective director and writer of the upcoming DC Comics movie The Joker.”
John Pollono (Stronger) will also work with Silver as co-writer while the movie will be produced by Michael Sugar via his Sugar23 production along with “Phillips and Bradley Cooper, who will produce via their banner Joint Effort. Also producing will be Hemsworth and Eric Bischoff,” the report said.
As fans of wrestling would know, Hulk Hogan is “the most recognized wrestling star worldwide and the most popular wrestler of the 1980s,” as described by IGN.
In addition to his lengthy career in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now known as WWE), Hogan also wrestled in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), American Wrestling Association (AWA), New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).
So far, there are still no information about when the movie will start shooting but the entertainment website tells us that “deals are currently closing with Netflix.” The movie will be focusing on Hogan’s rise to popularity and it is being described as an “origin story of the Hulkster and Hulkamania”.
During his heyday, Hogan starred in multiple movies, video games, and even his own Saturday morning cartoon.
Freddie Mercury Loved Cats, These Photos Prove He Treated Them Like His Children
These adorable pictures will make you love the Queen frontman even more!
We already have plenty of reasons to love Freddie Mercury. The legendary Queen frontman blessed us with his electrifying stage presence, astounding voice, and gorgeous songwriting. Interestingly, it turns out that Freddie was a true cat lover and actually treated his beloved felines like his children.
Freddie Mercury fell in love with cats in the 1970s when his then-girlfriend Mary Austin brought home a pair of kitties. Freddie grew attached to the kittens, who were named Tom and Jerry, and it didn't stop there. The rock star went on to adopt more felines who became his family.
Freddie took in several cats, some of which were from animal centers.
Hugh Jackman Achieves Guinness World Record For 16-Year Career As Wolverine
“When I was a kid, I wanted to be in the Guinness Book of Records.”
If there's one role that will always be synonymous with Hugh Jackman's name, it has to be Wolverine. Besides, the actor played the character for multiple X-Men movies and so even if he has since taken various roles in other successful films, most fans still associate him with the Marvel superhero.
Now Guinness World Record has likewise recognized the Australian actor's achievement by awarding him for his impressive 16-year run as Wolverine, starring in the X-Men series of films since the year 2000. Although he has since retired from playing the character since 2017, Guinness didn't miss the chance to acknowledge the feat.
Pixar Film ‘Kitbull’ Is The Heartwarming Story Of A Sad Pitbull And A Stray Kitten
The nine-minute short film captures an unlikely friendship amidst animal cruelty.
Pixar certainly knows how to hit us in the feels. The studio's latest short Kitbull follows a pitbull being forced into dogfights and then finds an unlikely ally in a defiant stray kitten. The friendship between the two lonely creatures will warm even the coldest of hearts.
Disney Pixar released the short film as one of the featured stories on SparkShorts. Kitbull is less than nine minutes long. Nevertheless, the story of a street-wise kitten and an unfortunate pitbull is packed with subtle scenes that send you on an emotional rollercoaster. The short reveals how friendships can spark from the most unexpected places and sheds light on how animals deserve to be treated.
The kitten initially doesn't like the dog in 'Kitbull'.