Netflix’s ‘Havoc’ Sounds Like Tom Hardy’s Most Exciting Flick Yet — But When Does It Release?
— 30 April 2024

Netflix’s ‘Havoc’ Sounds Like Tom Hardy’s Most Exciting Flick Yet — But When Does It Release?

— 30 April 2024
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

Back in 2021, The Raid franchise director, Gangs of London co-creator, and action auteur — Gareth Evans — inked a contract to craft thrilling content for Netflix. The first project from this partnership was Havoc starring Tom Hardy.

Immediately, we were sold on the premise. As per the official synopsis: after a drug deal goes awry, Detective Walker (Hardy) must fight his way through a criminal underworld to rescue a politician’s estranged son, while “untangling his city’s dark web of conspiracy and corruption.”

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Coupled with the fact this was being helmed by an action director as immensely talented as Evans with a stoic leading man as magnetic as Hardy (who also signed on to produce) — and the fact we’d soon be able to stream it immediately from the comfort of our homes — suffice it to say, Havoc had all the key indicators of a surefire hit.

But similar to another much-hyped project that we’d been writing about for years before it finally saw the light of day, despite having wrapped principal production in Wales within the same year it was announced — October 22nd, 2021, to be exact — Netflix’s Havoc still hasn’t been released.

So what exactly happened to it in the years since?

Delay After Delay After Delay

Whatever Happened To Netflix's Havoc Starring Tom Hardy?

Timing is everything, and let’s just say between the odd bout of COVID-19, the industry strikes of 2023 (which also impacted promotional tours), and the undoubtedly packed schedules of the cast members (beyond Tom Hardy alone)… it hasn’t been smooth sailing.

At the opening of the year, Gareth Evans revealed Havoc required some reshoots which were delayed by a combination of the above via Instagram story. But by all accounts, it’s currently on track to slot in these new scenes and premiere on Netflix with its revised release date.

This leads us to the next section.

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Netflix’s Havoc Release Date (Australia & International)

At the time of this writing, Netflix’s Havoc starring Tom Hardy does not have a confirmed release date, only a release window: 2024.

Hardy has been joined by the likes of Xelia Mendes-Jones, Forest Whitaker, Timothy Olyphant, Justin Cornwell, Jessie Mei Li, Yeo Yann Yann, Quelin Sepulveda, Luis Guzmán, Sunny Pang, Richard Pepper, Tony Parker, as well as UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson.

Havoc marks the second official collaboration between Gareth Evans and Netflix. In 2018, the Welsh filmmaker produced the folk horror Apostle starring Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, and Lucy Boynton for the streaming platform. Also shot entirely in Wales, Evans’ unofficial audition tape for the crimson N’s talent stable followed a man who attempts to recuse his sister from a sinister religious cult.

Stay tuned for updates.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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