By: John M Jerva
There’s no denying that Extraction was one of the biggest hits of the year and it is probably Netflix’s largest success to date. The movie, which stars the MCU’s Chris Hemsworth as a mercenary who tries to protect a boy, released at the right time as theaters were shutting down due to COVID and with audiences needing something new, they gobbled it up.
A sequel, or perhaps prequel, was almost automatically greenlit and there has been much speculation as to whether Hemsworth’s character of Tyler Rake was dead or alive at the end of the film. The Russo Brothers, who are producers on the franchise, have been tight lipped as to what the follow up movie will be but now we have some fresh 411 on it courtesy of Joe Russo who spoke with Comic Book.com.
In the article, Russo stated “Yeah we’re still working on two. We’re in the script phase right now but we’re hoping to shoot that sometime next year. And then you know, say I’m super excited, Hemsworth’s super excited, Netflix is excited so it’s really just a function of getting the script done.”
Even though the next installment is still in the early phases, it’s exciting know that it’s finally gearing up and I for one can’t wait. It doesn’t matter if it’s a follow up or a plot that takes place in the last, the action will most certainly be off the hook like the first film which was helmed by stunt maestro turned filmmaker Sam Hargrave.
In the first movie, “Extraction (which was once titled Dhaka) takes place in an underworld of weapons dealers and traffickers and follows a young boy who becomes the pawn in a war between notorious drug lords. After being trapped by kidnappers inside one of the world’s most impenetrable cities, his rescue beckons the unparalleled skill of a mercenary named Tyler Rake. But Rake is a broken man with nothing to lose, harboring a death wish that makes an already deadly mission near impossible.”
Hemsworth so far is the only star attached to the project but hopefully more news will drop soon. At any rate, you’ll know it when it hits as we are your destination for everything action!
In the meantime, check out one of the blistering action set pieces from the first movie!
Source: Comic Book- https://comicbook.com/movies/news/extraction-2-filming-next-year-netflix/