WWE Star Hornswoggle Taking Lead Role in 'Leprechaun: Origins'

April 3, 2012
Source: Variety


For the past few years, fans of WWE Studios have been treated mostly to family-friendly movies like Legendary, Knucklehead, and The Chaperone starring some of the biggest names in wrestling like John Cena, The Big Show, and Triple H. But the studio has heard feedback from the fans and decided to return to making PG-13 and R-rated films, and recently we reported that they're planning a reboot of Warwick Davis' Leprechaun series titled Leprechaun: Origins (not a joke). According to Variety, Davis' replacement will be WWE star Hornswoggle, who portrays a mischievous leprechaun in and out of the ring on television.

You can read all about Hornswoggle's exploits at Wikipedia, but it seems like a piece of no-brainer casting for the WWE to involve one of their own in a film like this. I don't think anyone expects Hornswoggle to have the sort of star power that Dwayne Johnson has, since he was one of the few wrestlers able to transition from the ring to mainstream feature films with relative ease, but it seems like WWE is rebooting Leprechaun specifically for die-hard fans of ridiculously terrible movies anyway.

Also worth noting is a film called No Holds Barred, set to be released on DVD and VOD this July and featuring the return of Hulk Hogan to action filmmaking. The Hulkster starred in a film with that same title back in 1989, and had quite the run back in the 90s with movies like Suburban Commando, Mr. Nanny, Santa With Muscles, and 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain before effectively ruining his life with a reality television series. No word on a Hornswoggle reality series just yet, but I honestly wouldn't be surprised if it happened. Anyone actually pumped for a Leprechaun reboot?

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There's no one like Warwick Davis that could play a sinister leprechaun. This, on the other hand, is another alumnus from the Ted Dibiase/John Cena, so-called acting circle= direct to DVD! YAWN! PASS! 

Blue Silver on Apr 3, 2012


hey alex, No Holds Barred isn't a remake with Hogan, they are just now releasing it on dvd

buckles96 on Apr 3, 2012


the moment i heard the wwe was involved i knew this would happen

Donavan Correa on Apr 3, 2012


wow you have got to be shitting me...

LosZombies on Apr 3, 2012


Fun Fact: Mark Pellegrino, who portrayed Hulk Hogan's brother Randy in No Holds Barred is probably best known as Jacob, the ghost/prophet on Lost.

Akirakorn on Apr 3, 2012


WRONG. Better known as Lucifer on Supernatural.

Velocirapstar on Apr 4, 2012

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