Rather than mashing enemies with Mjolnir, the film will see Hemsworth play a weary mercenary named Rake who helps rescue a kidnapped Indian boy from the Bangladeshi city of Dhaka. Deadline reports that his character is “physically brave but an emotional coward” and a man who “has to come to terms with his identity and sense of self”.
Dhaka won’t, however, be directed by the Russo brothers. Joe Russo wrote the script, and the film is produced by their company AGBO.
Sitting in the director’s chair will be Sam Hargrave, an unsung Marvel hero. After starting out as Chris Evans’ stunt double in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, he became fight and stunt coordinator in Captain America: Civil War, before becoming second unit director in Avengers: Infinity War.