At the moment, fans of “Extraction” are buzzing with excitement. This is because just a few days ago, Netflix unveiled the trailer for the second installment of the famous fiction.
Shootouts, explosions, epic battles, car chases – action films are highly appreciated by the general public thanks to the spectacular scenes they offer. And in 2023, fans of this unique cinematic genre will be spoiled for choice, as there is no shortage of releases. “John Wick 4,” “Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1,” “Indiana Jones 5,” “Fast and Furious X,” “Expendables 4″… indeed, there’s something for everyone.
Several productions are underway at Netflix, but the most anticipated one is undoubted “Extraction 2“. The streaming giant made many people happy by showing the film’s trailer on Monday, April 3, 2023.
“Extraction”: A Record-Breaking Viewership
As a reminder, the first installment of “Extraction” appeared on Netflix’s catalog nearly two years ago, on April 24, 2020. Produced by the Russo brothers (Joe and Anthony), who are notably responsible for the last two “Avengers” films, the feature brings together all the ingredients of a great action film, including breathtaking fight scenes and gun battles.
Although the plot is somewhat familiar, “Extraction” still allows us to have a wonderful time in front of our screens. In any case, after its release, the film generated a lot of enthusiasm among subscribers of the platform known for its “Tudum” sound. The proof? It was watched by over 90 million households worldwide—an awe-inspiring record.
Praised by critics—it received a 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes—”Extraction” tells the story of Tyler Rake, a highly trained mercenary. In his latest mission, he was tasked with saving the son of an Indian drug lord captured by his father’s enemies. Of course, the mission was successful, but our hero ended up in pretty bad shape.
Tyler Rake is Back
Indeed, he was shot in the neck, fell from a high bridge, and disappeared under the water. Judging by the severity of his injuries, he should not have survived. However, thanks to cinema’s magic, he is alive and in better shape than ever, as evidenced by the trailer for the second installment of “Extraction.”
Thus, Tyler Rake, brilliantly played by Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, whose fame is well-established due to his multiple appearances in Marvel blockbusters, is back to take down villains. A sequel means a new plot, and for our tall hero, things should take place this time in the snowy landscapes of Eastern Europe.
His mission: “to extract a feared Georgian gangster’s family from prison.” Undoubtedly, he will carry it out well and woe to those who dare stand in his way. In any case, the trailer already sets the tone, as for over a minute, we can see the hero taking down numerous antagonists in a prison yard.
In short, one thing is sure: fans of fight scenes will not be disappointed. In other shots, we can also see the mercenary taking down a helicopter with a machine gun. Yes, it’s official—Tyler Rake is definitely back in action and promises twice as much excitement, despite the scars left by his last mission.
“Extraction 2”: Cast and Release Date
For your information, the sequel to “Extraction” is still produced by the Russo brothers. As for the direction, everything has stayed the same. Indeed, this second installment, which promises to be impressive, is still helmed by former stuntman Sam Hargrave.
Of course, Tyler Rake has not changed his face regarding the cast, as Chris Hemsworth will continue in the role. On November 17, 2022, Hemsworth publicly announced his intention to take a break from his career. The reason? He has a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease. As a result, the MCU star wants to devote more time to his family. Likely, we will not see him on the big screen for some time.
Aside from the “Rush” film star, other actors from the first installment of “Extraction” have also agreed to film the sequel. Franco-Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani, who has already starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe in “Body of Lies,” will reprise her role as Nik Kha. The same goes for Adam Bessa, the actor from “Mosul,” who will return as Yaz Kahn.
Among the newcomers, we will see actress Olga Kurylenko, who is no stranger to action films, having appeared in “Black Widow,” “James Bond: Quantum of Solace,” “Oblivion,” and “Hitman.” Also joining the cast is Daniel Bernhardt, who has already faced off against Keanu Reeves in “John Wick.”
With all these action film stars, there’s no doubt that the sequel to “Extraction,” set for release on June 16, 2023, will be incredible. In the meantime, you can enjoy other feature films available on Netflix’s catalog, such as the Russo brothers’ “The Gray Man,” “Don’t Look Up,” “Knives Out,” “Red Notice,” and more.