Chris Hemsworth says he will undergo his biggest physical transformation yet to play Hulk Hogan on biopic – and promises to be BIG than he was in Thor
He will play 80s crime legend Hulk Hogan in a new bioflap from Netflix.
On Sunday, Chris Hemsworth, 36, revealed that he will undergo his biggest physical transformation ever to turn into the icon.
Speaking to Total Film, the Australian actor said: ̵
“I will need to put on more size than I put on for Thor”: Chris Hemsworth (pictured) has revealed that he will undergo his biggest physical transformation to produce Hulk Hogan on biopic
“I’m going to have to put on more size than I’ve ever done, even more than I put on for Thor,” Chris said.
He continued: “There is both the accent and the physique and the attitude.”
Chris said he is excited about “deep diving in the rabbit hole” in the wrestling world.
Transformation: Speaking to Total Film, Chris said: ‘This movie will be a really fun project. As you can imagine, the preparation for the role will be crazy physically ”
While Chris looks forward to turning into Hulk, he said the film has “a really long way” to go before the production begins, as he hasn’t even seen a script yet.
Earlier this year, the crime world reacted in anger after it was revealed that the Australian star would be playing will feature the 1980s icon in the upcoming Netflix movie.
Wrestling commentator Bryan Alvarez, 43, said Chris was not buffer enough to play Hogan, and he thought the actor was “of normal size.”
“He’s just an ordinary guy!” Earlier this year, the crime world was left furious after the Australian hunk was cast to play Hulk Hogan (pictured) on the biopic
Bryan, himself a semi-retired professional wrestler, said: ‘Chris Hemsworth looks just like a regular guy’, pointing out that he had a similar body type to Brad Pitt’s 2004 film, Troy.
“He’s big, and yes, he has long blond hair, but … have you seen Hulk Hogan in the 80s? He’s at least twice as tall as Thor,” he continued.
In June, Chris told Popsugar to speak candidly about the complicated process of gaining muscle and shedding fat to play Thor in the upcoming Marvel movie Thor: Love and Thunder.
‘I put on a lot of weight – I put on about 20 pounds at one point. It was clean eating, eating, eating, exercising and exercising, trying to sleep as much as you can – that’s the second third of the equation, he said.
“Of his strict diet, Chris said he ate: ‘Chicken breasts and protein shakes, cooked chicken … pure meat, the right carbohydrates. Sick stuff.’
Not big enough? Wrestling commentator Bryan Alvarez, 43, said Chris (pictured) was not buffer enough to play Hogan, and he thought the actor was of “normal size”