By: John M Jerva
I wasn’t able to see it today because I was working but apparently at the Netflix TUDUM Global Fan Event, Netflix announced that Chris Hemsworth is officially a go for EXTRACTION 2! The teaser that was launched today at the event ended with the hashtag of #RakeLives so it looks like it’s going to be a true sequel. We also get a brief shot of Rake coming to after he falls in the water thus confirming that the Merc is still kicking. Oh. Happy. Day.
Hemsworth, himself, introduced the new teaser which is basically footage of the finale where he gets shot and falls off the bridge. Then we get the aforementioned brief footage that teases his return.
For those of you not on the know, Extraction was one of the most watched movies on Netflix last year which probably was due to the fact that it came out right when COVID-19 started running rampant but hey we’ll take what we can get. The first film was helmed by stunt maestro Sam Hargrave who is best known for doubling Chris Evans in the MCU. It was his directorial debut and a great one at that which proves my point that the best action directors are the ones who literally sweated and bled for the genre.
A follow up has been teased by the Russo Brothers for some time now and there’s been even talk of expanding the universe set forth in the movie.
To wet our appetites even more, Netflix released a special teaser for the announcement which features the aforementioned footage of Rake’s resurrection which you can see below!
In the original:
The freshman film also starred Rudhraksh Jaiswal, Manoj Bajpayee, Randeep Hooda, Pankaj Tripathi, Derek Luke, Marc Donato, and David Harbour. Joe Russo wrote the screenplay and is also penning the second.
Hargrave is also set to return which is a good thing and hopefully the action set pieces outdo the original. It’s a tricky thing to do when one makes a sequel but with this level of talent involved, things are looking stellar.
Keep it locked and loaded right here for more details to come.