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Real Australian Chris Hemsworth Is Going to Play Real American Hulk Hogan

There are a lot of movies and TV shows about pro wrestling going on right now. It probably started with Max Landis’s Wrestling isn’t Wrestling, which, if you’re confused about why people like wrestling, is a great short film that really goes into what makes pro wrestling fun. But there’s also GLOW on Netflix about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling promotion from the 1980s, as well as ESPN’s 30 for 30 on Ric Flair called Nature Boy and HBO’s Andre the Giant that go behind the scenes on some of the most popular wrestlers of all time. And the comedy biopic about Paige, Fighting with My Family, is in theaters right now. Basically, Pro Wrestling is a hot subject for film right now.

So it was only a matter of time before we got a film about the most popular pro wrestler of all time, Hulk Hogan. And Chris Hemsworth is playing him, because he’s tall and Australian and that’s basically the same as being from Florida. Giant bugs, everyone is tan and drunk, you can’t walk ten feet before your balls stick to your legs from the humidity… it’s basically the same place.

You might not realize how massive a dude Hogan is because he spent his career standing next to guys like Andre the Giant and Kevin Nash, but Hogan is 6’7″ and 300 pounds of muscle, casual racism and tanning cream, which is impressive considering how little of that weight is hair. Yeah, if you thought Chris Hemsworth looked better with his long hair as Thor, wait until you seem him with half his head shaved and a tan the color of a leather chair in shrink’s office.

THR, who broke the story, said that the movie wasn’t going to detail the time Gawker went out of business for showing everyone his 24-inch python, saying “The biopic will not delve into those years or attempt to encompass Hogan’s entire life. Instead, sources say it will focus on his rise and is described as an origin story of the Hulkster and Hulkamania.”

I feel like this is going to be really fun, honestly. I’m more excited for this than I am for Marvel Movie 54: The Coming of Paste Pot Pete.

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