[Photo Source: Pakistan-born martial artist and stuntman Umar Khan will be seen in Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated film, “Captain America: Civil War.” (Umar Khan/Facebook photo)]
By: India West Staff
International actor and seasoned stuntman Umar Khan will be showing off his dynamic moves in the highly anticipated star-studded mega film, “Captain America: Civil War.”
The film, which stars big Hollywood names such as Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Tom Holland, will hit the theaters May 6.
Khan, known for his roles in the two-time Primetime Emmy nominated TV series, “Bones,” and HBO’s series, “The Brink,” will be essaying the role of Hero Mercenary. No details of his character have been revealed as yet, but there are reports that one of his most important scenes in the film involves an intense battle with Johansson.
Khan was one of the lead stuntmen in the recently released film, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” starring Tina Fey (“30 Rock,” “Saturday Night Life”) and Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Big Short”).
Armed with professional martial arts training, the Pakistan-born actor-stuntman has impressed fans with his skill set in films ranging from the 2014 horror film, “Deliver Us From Evil,” to the 2015 action film, “Close Range,” to “Veracious Perception,” where he took on the leading role of Robert Martinez.
Apart from prepping actors for shows such as “NCIS: Los Angeles,” the accomplished stuntman has performed daredevil stunts on shows such as “Scorpion,” “Rush Hour” and “Bones.”
His resume also includes a role in the TV miniseries, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – District Voices.” As an action designer on the popular show, Khan also choreographed the show’s high-octane fight sequences.
This story was originally published on India West.