‘Extraction’ Director Sam Hargrave On Sequel Plans, Talks Building A Cinematic Universe

Netflix took big steps into the blockbuster market last year while theaters were sidelined by the pandemic. And now the next evolution of that success is the creation of a cinematic universe, which the streamer thinks they’ve found with Extraction, the mercenary action flick starring Chris Hemsworth and directed by first-timer, Sam Hargrave.

We now that plans include not just sequels, but prequels and spinoffs of Extraction, creating what would be Netflix’s first cinematic universe. According to Hargrave in a conversation with Collider, the plan is to go begin shooting on Extraction 2 this fall to be released next year.

“[That’s] still the case, COVID-pending,” said Hargrave. “That’s kind of everyone’s little caveat right now, but we’re moving forward on it as if we’re shooting in the fall. Joe [Russo] is still finalizing the script. We’re all excited to read it. I’ve read different iterations, but I’m excited to read what he turns in. We’re all looking forward to getting back in the saddle and hopefully bringing another action-packed adventure in the ‘Extraction’ universe.”

Hargrave credits the Russo Brothers and their experience with Marvel Studios for the universe-building they started with the first Extraction movie…

“I think Joe and Anthony [Russo], that whole AGBO team, are brilliant in that building upon the Marvel universe aspect where a lot of these films connect and intersect in their journeys with characters. They’re building on that model in the ‘Extraction’ universe and there is a lot of opportunity to follow characters that people have shown an affinity for and sounds like they want to know more about.”





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