Netflix’s movie “Extraction” has already been slated for a sequel, after the first saw “Thor’s” Chris Hemsworth trading his magic hammer in for a different kind of nail driver: a high powered rifle.
“Extraction” is a fast-paced action movie that doesn’t skimp on plot, even if many of the story’s pinnacle points are pretty predictable in today’s world. Hemsworth plays a “black market” mercenary by the name of Tyler Rake. Rake is a former soldier (Australian Special Air Service Regiment) who tragically lost his son years prior. Now, the emotionally broken man takes dangerous and often seemingly questionable contracts that, as one of the characters is polite enough to point out, are likely to kill him eventually. It soon becomes clear that dying in the fight is exactly what Rake is after, he’s just too damn good at the fight to seem to die.
The first movie felt a bit like it could exist in the hugely successful “John Wick” universe, with Hemsworth and Indian actor Randeep Hooda each playing seemingly Wick-level badasses in a world largely comprised of low level, armed henchmen. Keanu Reeves demonstrates more fast-paced tactical prowess in the Wick films, but Hemsworth’s quick reloads and comfort with a firearm in his hands clearly demonstrate some pretty solid training prior to filming.
Without getting into any spoilers, the end of the film did leave a number of questions unanswered, and could arguable be called a bit ambiguous in some regards… and now we know why. Netflix has already given the go-ahead to “Extraction’s” writers (and Hemsworth’s fellow Marvel alums) the Russo brothers to begin writing a script for the sequel. It’s unclear at this point whether that sequel will see the return of members of the original cast, or where it might take place in relation to the first movie (a prequel, or a sequel).
“The deal is closed for me to write Extraction 2, and we are in the formative stages of what the story can be,” Russo said in an exclusive interview with Deadline. “We’re not committing yet to whether that story goes forward, or backward in time. We left a big loose ending that leaves question marks for the audience.”
For his part, Hemsworth has said publicly that he’d be willing to revisit the role in any capacity the Russo brothers come up with.
“You’ve made it the number one film on the planet right now,” Hemsworth told fans on Instagram. “We are blown away by the response and the support. There’s been a lot of talk about sequels and prequels and all sorts of things. All I can say is, ‘Who knows?’ But with this kind of support it’s something I’d be stoked to jump back into.”