Netflix teases a look at Chris Hemsworth in ‘Extraction 2’
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Netflix teases a look at Chris Hemsworth in 'Extraction 2'

Netflix has released a thrilling trailer showcasing their upcoming 2023 feature releases, including a sneak preview of Extraction 2, directed by Sam Hargrave, as the sequel to the 2020 film, both starring Marvel star Chris Hemsworth.

The upcoming action thriller film was written by Marvel writer and director Joe Russo, adapting from his graphic novel Ciudad, which he co-wrote with Ande Parks and his brother Anthony Russo. Hemsworth will reprise his role as Tyler Rake, a former SASR operator now working as black ops mercenary who was presumed dead following the first film. Extraction 2 also stars Golshifteh Farahani and Adam Bessa in reprised roles. 

The official synopsis reads: “After barely surviving his grievous wounds from his mission in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tyler Rake is back, and his team is ready to take on their next mission. Tasked with extracting a family who is at the mercy of a Georgian gangster, Tyler infiltrates one of the world’s deadliest prisons in order to save them. But when the extraction gets hot, and the gangster dies in the heat of battle, his equally ruthless brother tracks down Rake and his team to Sydney, in order to get revenge.”

Development for the project began in May 2020, just a month after the predecessor’s release, with immediate reports that Russo was hired to write the screenplay. Later that year, the Russo brothers confirmed hopes that the sequel, due for a summer release, would lead to a series of films within the Extraction universe. 

Considering the first film is reportedly the most-watched original film in Netflix’s history, according to Netflix, with a reported viewership of 99 million households in its first four weeks, there are high expectations for the anticipated sequel. Netflix’s latest 2023 releases trailer showcases Rake sharing that he feels like he has “come out of retirement” as he tosses axes and shoots at enemies in snowy mountains. 

Extraction 2 will be released on Netflix on Friday, June 16th.