Sometimes we forget that behind every on-screen superhero there is a stunt performer. Those stunt doubles must fit seamlessly between action sequences as the counterpart of a famed actor. There’s chatter that Avengers 4 might mark Chris Evans’ last outing as Captain America. That would suggest it’s also the last time for his long-time stunt double Sam Hargrave to wield the shield. Following Avengers 4‘s wrap, Hargraves is already on to a new endeavor — directing an upcoming Netflix film starring another Hollywood Chris from the MCU, Chris Hemsworth .
Chris Hemsworth recently took to Twitter to share a first look at the film, called Dhaka. Take a look:
Chris Hemsworth will star in Netflix’s Dhaka for Sam Hargrave’s directorial debut. The Russo Brothers are also on board with writing and producing credits. They all worked together on Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4, so the project allows them to collaborate again, just in different roles. Dhaka is an action-packed drama about a worn-out mercenary named Rake (Hemsworth) hired to save the son of a businessman who has been kidnapped in the titular city in Bangladesh.
Chris Hemsworth and Sam Hargrave just celebrated wrapping reshoots on Avengers 4 last month, and look at them go! The pair began filming Dhaka in India this month, and already seem proud of their progress. Considering a stunt coordinator is helming the movie, one would expect Dhaka to be full of action choreography — and per Hemsworth’s first comments about the flick, it sure will be.
The set pictures show Chris Hemsworth posing with Sam Hargrave (with some sunburns starting to show), holding up some artillery and filming a sequence inside a car. Dhaka has the cast and crew shooting in India and Indonesia until March 2019.
Chris Hemsworth has had a hugely successful 2018 so far, with badass roles in Infinity War, Bad Times at the El Royale, and 12 Strong. In 2019, after Avengers 4, audiences will get to see him team-up with another member of the MCU when his Men in Black spinoff comes out. Tessa Thompson shared the screen with Chris Hemsworth as Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok and looks to be playing Agent M to his Agent H in the upcoming MIB film. Hemsworth also recently teased some set images for this other exciting movie as well.
Dhaka will mark Chris Hemsworth’s first collaboration with Netflix, as the streaming service continues to roll out more projects with high-profile names. Netflix has started a working relationship with movie theaters this year, to give some of their films a chance at the box office before hitting homes. Before the end of the year, Netflix will premiere Roma, Bird Box and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs in theaters. A release date for Dhaka hasn’t been released yet. Depending on how filming goes, Dhaka looks like a good contender for the big screen for Netflix.