Chris Hemsworth will undergo 'insanely physical' training for Hulk Hogan biopic

Chris Hemsworth will undergo 'insanely physical' training for Hulk Hogan biopic

Chris Hemsworth's preparations for the Hulk Hogan biopic will be "insanely physical".

The 'Thor: Love & Thunder' actor signed up to portray the wrestling legend last year and though the movie is a long way off going into production, the 36-year-old star is already thinking about the body transformation he'll need to undergo to look the part.

Speaking to Total Film, he said: "This movie is going to be a really fun project. As you can imagine, the preparation for the role will be insanely physical.

"I will have to put on more size than I ever have before, even more than I put on for Thor.

"And then there is the accent as well as the physicality and the attitude. I will also have to do a deep dive into the rabbit hole of the wrestling world, which I'm really looking forward to doing."

Chris is also excited about getting to sport Hogan's iconic moustache.

He said: "I'm going to be blonde, probably balding and with a 'tache. It's going to be fun to see."

However, the Australian star admitted getting started on the movie is still "quite away a way" and he hasn't even received a script.

He said: "I haven't even seen a script yet. The project is deep in development. Todd Phillips and I met to chat about it maybe a year or two ago. We talked about the idea for the film, which I think was going to be a TV series at one point.

"There were a few different ideas about what portion of his life it was going to be set in, so we spitballed about what it could be and what I thought it might be.

"Thankfully, they ran with a few of those ideas and the script is in the process of being written - but Hulk Hogan is still quite a way away."

But as soon as he gets a script, Chris will be diving straight into research.

He said: "As a kid, I remember seeing Hulk Hogan as this larger-than-lie character. He was everywhere, including in the 'Rocky' films. Bac then, I wasn't a die-hard wrestling fan. However, I will be educating myself the moment we get a green light. I will be obsessing over Hulk Hogan as soon as I get that script. I can't wait."