Thor star Chris Hemsworth is getting back into shape for Extraction 2, the sequel for which will soon begin its filming for Netflix soon. Netflix has already confirmed the star’s return in a recent teaser aired during the TUDUM event by Netflix last month. The footage showed Hemsworth’s character Tyler Rake surfacing from a river with the hashtag #RakeLives. Scripted again by Joe Russo, the film was helmed by Sam Hargrave before it became the most-watched Netflix film when it was released in April last year. Ahead of the shooting for Extraction 2, the Marvel star posted on Instagram to reveal the latest look on his training for the film:
“Six weeks out from shooting on Extraction 2 feelin good and ready,” Hemsworth wrote with the latest look at his Tyler Rake workout routine.
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It was announced by Endgame director that Extraction 2 that it’s still unknown that the sequel will go forward or backward in time.
“The mission is to up the scale on this one, both emotionally and physically,” Russo previously teased about Extraction 2. A total of 99 million households streamed Extraction in its first four weeks, as per Netflix.
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Endgame director also said, “The sequel had yet to commit to whether Extraction 2 “goes forward or backward in time,” telling Deadline: “We left a big loose ending [in the first movie] that leaves question marks for the audience.”
However, Hemsworth seems to be back for another mission after putting his life in danger to protect Ovi Mahajan, the son of an Indian crime lord.
“To have this be my first directing job and to have audiences receive it so positively and have the feedback be so seemingly heartfelt and overwhelmingly positive is a dream come true,” stuntman and filmmaker Hargrave previously told EW about the blockbuster success of Extraction. “You imagine, hopefully, when you make a movie, people don’t hate it, but for it to be viewed as often and by as many people as this one has is kind of hard to believe. I still pinch myself. Looking back, it’s like, ‘Wow, we made a movie that we set out to make and that people really enjoyed it and it does feel good.'”
“That’s why I’m in the business. I think the biggest compliment is passing someone on the street and if they know you made the movie they’re like, ‘Oh, I watched that five times,'” Hargrave added. “As a film director, you can’t ask for much more than that.”