Buckle up, folks, because here comes a dose of disappointment. While Chris Hemsworth is set to reprise his role as Tyler Rake in the confirmed Extraction threequel, it seems that his Netflix Hulk Hogan biopic is not making the progress we had hoped for.
The Aussie star, who's been getting jacked up for the part, had a chat with Chris Van Vliet to discuss the recently released action flick, Extraction 2. During the conversation, when questioned about the latest developments on the Hulk Hogan biopic, this is what he had to say:
Let’s hope. I don’t know what’s happening with it at the moment, but there’s a good story there. I’d love to tell it. I know Todd Phillips has been deep in the world of The Joker, but we’ve had conversations, and yeah, fingers crossed.
First announced in 2019, the Hogan biopic was initially thought to be delayed because of COVID restrictions. However, Hemsworth set the record straight last year, stating that Todd Phillips was tied up with the Joker sequel and that he himself had his plate full with other projects.
Sadly, it appears that not much has changed even after a year, and the chances of seeing Hulkmania run wild on the big screen anytime soon are growing slimmer by the day.
The upcoming biopic has been shrouded in mystery, but here's what we've gathered so far. Eric Bischoff, who collaborated with Hulk Hogan on some not-so-impressive TNT films back in the '90s, will be taking on the role of producer. The script will be written by Scott Silver and John Pollono, and the visionary Todd Phillips will take charge of the project as director.
Meanwhile, Hemsworth will be juggling a hefty load with a slew of exciting projects on the horizon. Aside from Extraction 3, the 39-year-old actor is gearing up to take a deep dive into George Miller's Mad Max universe with the eagerly awaited prequel, Furiosa. On top of that, he'll lend his voice to the iconic Optimus Prime in the Transformers prequel, Transformers One.