Avengers director Joe Russo provided an update on the Extraction sequel which will see Chris Hemsworth return to play Tyler Rake.
After Chris Hemsworth’s Extraction was a hit on Netflix earlier this year, it was no surprise to hear that a second film was quickly greenlit with Avengers director Joe Russo signing on to write the sequel. The first film’s incredible stunts and action sequences blew audiences away, so Russo will have an interesting job topping the previous instalment, especially after it left fans on an ambiguous ending with Tyler Rake’s fate.
When speaking to Entertainment Tonight about a number of projects he’s working on with his brother Anthony, Joe Russo gave an update on the Extraction sequel, explaining that he’s already started writing the second film. He was careful not to confirm whether it was direct sequel or if it took place before the first film. The Avengers director also praised Chris Hemsworth, also saying that he’s trying to write a film that raises the emotional and physical stakes.
“I started writing the sequel (prequel?) three weeks ago. It’s a great character to write for, with a fantastic performance from Hemsworth. So it makes my job easier. I think the mission is to up the scale on this one, both emotionally and physically.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Extraction:
Tyler Rake (Hemsworth) is a fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose when his skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord. But in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers, an already deadly mission approaches the impossible, forever altering the lives of Rake and the boy.
Directed by Sam Hargrave from a script written by Joe Russo, Extraction stars Chris Hemsworth, David Harbour, and Derek Luke.
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