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Everything you need to know about ‘Extraction 2’

If you're a fan of action adventure movies (or of oggling Chris Hemsworth) you no doubt will have binge-watched Extraction over the weekend.

The film follows Tyler Rake (Hemsworth) – a “fearless black market mercenary with nothing left to lose.” With shades of Liam Neeson’s Bryan Mills, Tyler’s very particular set of skills are solicited to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned crime lord.

“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,” Netflix teases.

Directed by Sam Hargrave and produced by the Russo Brothers, the film is currently on track to become the streamer’s most-watched feature feature of all time, with 90 million households projected to stream it in its first four weeks.

But if you already have, and you’re craving more, then fear not! Because Netflix is bringing us a sequel.

Here’s everything we know so far about Extraction 2…

Extraction became a Netflix smash hit almost instantly (Credit: Netflix)
Extraction became a Netflix smash hit almost instantly (Credit: Netflix)

Is Extraction 2 in production? 

Good news. Extraction 2 isn’t just a wild rumour. A second part of the Taken-meets-Rambothriller has now been confirmed to Deadline and is officially going ahead.

Joe Russo told the publication he’d already started conceptualising the new series, and it is now in the early stages.

“The deal is closed for me to write Extraction 2, and we are in the formative stages of what the story can be.

“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.”

What is the plot of Extraction 2?

Extraction 2’s plot is still to be decided, but we can make some pretty educated guesses about what’s to come.

For one, the film could further follow Tyler Rake as he watches over Ovi (played by Rudhraksh Jaiswal).

Or, maybe, it will see Tyler hired for an exciting new role somewhere yet to be disclosed. Like James Bond, or any other action adventure franchise, the possibilities are endless.

Extraction 2 is currently being written (Credit: Netflix)
Extraction 2 is currently being written (Credit: Netflix)

Another theory is that Tyler actually died at the end of the last film – something many fans questioned after the ambiguous ending.

“We had a version of the movie [where he died], and we tested it a lot, and it was not surprising that a lot of people wanted the character to live, and some people wanted him to die,” screenwriter Sam Hargrave told Collider.

“People were torn; it was almost down the middle. We want to appeal to as many people as possible without compromising the integrity of the story. And so, we think a pretty good compromise is to make an ambiguous ending.”

Hmmm. We’re going to guess this is pretty unlikely now the movie is returning for a sequel. But if he isn’t dead, how will he make a comeback? That should present a pretty interesting storyline in itself – even if a little outlandish!

Who will be cast in Extraction 2?

Seeing as it’s still being written, Extraction 2 hasn’t been cast yet.

But, according to Deadline, Hemsworth is poised to return as Tyler Rake, meaning the chances of his character dying are *pretty* slim.

Nothing is confirmed officially yet, but he certainly didn’t sound opposed to the idea when posting about it on his social media. “You’ve made it the number one film on the planet right now,” Hemsworth said on Instagram as he thanked fans for supporting the first movie.

“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.”

Assuming the sequel takes place after movie 1, and sees Tyler survive, we can expect the likes of Nik Khan (Golshifteh Farahani), his partner, to return too.

Plus, Nik’s brother Yaz (Adam Bessa) looks likely to make a comeback alongside Ovi.

Chris Hemsworth is likely to return to the sequel (Credit: Netflix)
Chris Hemsworth is likely to return to the sequel (Credit: Netflix)

When will Extraction 2 be released?

There’s no official release date for Extraction 2 yet, as it’s still being written and developed, so – based on a typical schedule – we can safely say it’s going to be at least a year and a half to two years away. Sorry!

The coronavirus pandemic may way delay or impact filming, too, meaning we shouldn’t expect this sequel to be pulled together sharpish.

We’ll update you when we know more. 

When can we expect an Extraction 2 trailer?

Once again, we’re afraid it won’t be soon.

When the movie has been shot and edited we can expect a trailer. So, basically, hold your horses.

And if you need a Tyler fix in the meantime, you might just have to watch the first movie again!

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