Aside from his MCU appearances as most recently in “Thor 4: Love And Thunder” seems to have made Chris Hemsworth comfortable with the idea of currently producing films for the Netflix streaming service. The collaboration began with the tough action hit “Tyler Rake: Extraction”, which was released on Netflix in April 2020 – and was able to win over a considerable audience there.
To date, “Tyler Rake: Extraction” is the 6th most watched English-language Netflix film ever. Even more successful were onlyThe Adam Project”, “The Gray Man’, ‘Bird Box’, ‘Don’t Look Up’ and the frontrunner just ahead of that, ‘Red Notice’. So it’s no wonder that work began immediately on a second part – and after the less successful Netflix sci-fi chamber game “The Spider’s Head” we are also relatively certain that Hemsworth will do it all again with “Extraction 2”. will capture large Netflix audiences.
By the way, although at the end of “Tyler Rake: Extraction” it seems as if the protagonist dies, “Extraction 2” is not a prequel as long thought, but a sequel. Chris Hemsworth doesn’t knock things out that easily…
… and in order to be able to embody the apparently indestructible action hero as credibly as possible, Chris Hemsworth, who is already extremely well-trained, put on a lot of muscle mass for the sequel. This is how he presented himself during filming in wintry Prague in the following Instagram photo with the self-description “Iron Punishment”:
By the way, not much is known about the content of “Extraction 2”. Of course, Chris Hemsworth will again embody the mercenary Tyler Rake, who, together with his troupe, specializes in rescuing trapped or kidnapped people from extremely hopeless situations around the world. The series was originally based on a comic by “Avengers 4” brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, who, like the predecessor, are responsible for “Extraction 2” with their own production company.
Meanwhile, Sam Hargrave has taken his place in the director’s chair again, and he may not have provided the cleverest story in “Tyler Rake: Extraction”, but he did provide intense, high-speed action. Our conclusion at the time was: “Tyler Rake: Extraction” is always at its best when it’s just banging as loud as possible – and luckily that’s often the case despite the somewhat exaggerated running time!
Extraction 2 will come to Netflix sometime in 2023.