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Chris Hemsworth displays his bulging biceps in a tight T-shirt while shopping in Byron Bay

He’s been transforming his physique to play ’80s wrestling legend Hulk Hogan in a new Netflix biopic.

And Chris Hemsworth’s efforts at the gym have clearly been paying off, as the Australian actor was looking particularly buff as he stepped out in Byron Bay, New South Wales on Friday. 

The 36-year-old displayed his bulging biceps and muscular chest in a tight brown T-shirt as he went shopping in the trendy coastal town. 

Hard work pays off! Chris Hemsworth, 36, displayed his bulging biceps in a tight brown T-shirt while shopping in Byron Bay on Friday

Hard work pays off! Chris Hemsworth, 36, displayed his bulging biceps in a tight brown T-shirt while shopping in Byron Bay on Friday

Clutching his car-keys and a canvas tote bag, the father-of-three completed his look with skinny black jeans and a pair of black-and-white sneakers. 

The sighting comes as Chris undergoes his biggest physical transformation yet to play wrestling legend Hulk Hogan.    

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

Musclebound: Chris, who has been transforming his physique to play '80s wrestling legend Hulk Hogan in a new Netflix biopic, showed off the fruits of his labours in the gym

Musclebound: Chris, who has been transforming his physique to play ’80s wrestling legend Hulk Hogan in a new Netflix biopic, showed off the fruits of his labours in the gym 

Casual look: Clutching his car-keys and a canvas tote bag, the father-of-three completed his look with skinny black jeans

Casual look: Clutching his car-keys and a canvas tote bag, the father-of-three completed his look with skinny black jeans 

‘I will have to put on more size than I ever have before, even more than I put on for Thor,’ Chris said.

He continued: ‘There is the accent as well as the physicality and the attitude.’ 

Chris said he’s excited about ‘deep diving into the rabbit hole’ of the wrestling world. 

'I will have to put on more size than I put on for Thor': Chris (pictured) previously revealed he will undergo his biggest physical transformation in order to portray Hulk Hogan in his upcoming Netflix biopic

New adventure: Chris said he's excited about 'deep diving into the rabbit hole' of the wrestling world. Pictured: Hulk Hogan

‘I will have to put on more size than I put on for Thor’: Chris Hemsworth (left) previously revealed he will undergo his biggest physical transformation in order to portray Hulk Hogan (right) in biopic

While Chris is looking forward to transforming into Hulk, he said the film has ‘quite a way’ to go before production begins, as he hasn’t even seen a script yet. 

Earlier this year the wrestling world reacted in anger after it was revealed the Australian star to play will portray the 80s icon in the upcoming Netflix biopic.   

Wrestling commentator Bryan Alvarez, 43, said Chris was not buff enough to play Hogan, and he thought the actor was of ‘regular size’. 

Bryan, himself a semi-retired professional wrestler, said: ‘Chris Hemsworth just looks like a normal guy’ and remarked that he had a similar body type to Brad Pitt in 2004 film, Troy. 

‘He’s big, and yes he’s got long blonde hair, but… have you seen Hulk Hogan in the ’80s? He’s at least twice the size of Thor,’ he continued.  

'He's just a normal guy!' Earlier this year, the wrestling world was left furious after the Australian hunk was cast to play Hulk Hogan (pictured) in the biopic

‘He’s just a normal guy!’ Earlier this year, the wrestling world was left furious after the Australian hunk was cast to play Hulk Hogan (pictured) in the biopic

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