With the future of many Avengers members up in the air right now, with almost everyone eagerly waiting next year’s Avengers 4 for conclusive details, one of the stars is making sure he’ll have plenty of work even if he’s no longer swinging a magic hammer.
Chris Hemsworth is set to star in action-thriller Dhaka, which will be produced for Netflix and set in India. Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo will be producing (so Hemsworth can’t escape the MCU juggernaut completely), while it will mark the directorial debut of Sam Hargrave, a longtime stunt coordinator who has also served as a stunt double for Chris Evans.
Per THR, Dhaka “tells of a weary mercenary named Rake who is hired to save the son of a businessman in India”. It sounds somewhat similar to the path taken to get us to the John Wick franchise, which was also co-directed by stunt performers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch.
Funnily enough, Stahelski had previously been John Wick star Keanu Reeves‘ stunt double on The Matrix, and Leitch went on to direct Atomic Blonde, which had stunts coordinated by Hargave.
Obviously Hargave is untested at the helm of a major film, so we’ll wait and see whether Dhaka turns out to be the surprise hit like John Wick was.