What? You didn’t think a bullet to the neck and a dunk in the water could finish Chris Hemsworth, did you? Extraction was one of Netflix’s biggest action hits from summer last year, and it wasn’t long before there was talk of a sequel. One problem: Hemsworth’s character, mercenary Tyler Rake, was shot and seemingly killed at the end. Well, the needs of a franchise make for a pretty good tonic.
Netflix held their TUNDUM fan event yesterday, and among the treasure trove of news and promos (another reason I think events like SDCC are dead) came the official announcement for Extraction 2…and the return of Tyler Rake.
Hemsworth is definitely coming back as Tyler Rake is still among the living. Director Sam Hargrave, who made the successful leap from stuntwork to filmmaking, will also return behind the camera. He’ll be joined by writer Joe Russo, with the Marvel vet back to pen Rake’s latest mission.
In the promo we also hear the voice of co-star Golshifteh Farahani, which leads me to believe she’ll return as Rake’s partner, Nik Khan. I’m curious whether they’ll find a way to flashback to David Harbour as Rake’s former pal, Gaspar, as he’s been teased as part of a possible Extraction cinematic universe if everything went according to plan.