Netflix’s Extraction is getting a sequel, with the first film’s scripter Joe Russo — he of Avengers directing fame — returning to write the screenplay for the next installment.
Deadline reports that as the Chris Hemsworth-starring action thriller heads towards becoming the most-watched feature film ever for the streaming service, Russo has closed a deal to pen a follow-up. AGBO, Russo’s production company with his brother (and fellow Avengers director) Anthony, is said to be “putting the pieces together and are optimistic that Sam Hargrave returns as director, and that Chris Hemsworth will reprise as mercenary Tyler Rake, though those deals won’t be made by Netflix until the script is ready.”
Slight spoilers follow for Extraction 1…
Owing to the open-ended finale of the first film, the exact setting of Extraction 2 remains up in the air.
“We’re not committing yet to whether [the] story goes forward, or backward in time,” said Joe Russo. “We left a big loose ending that leaves question marks for the audience.”
There’s no deal yet for Hemsworth to return for a sequel, and it sounds like the once and future Thor’s involvement won’t be broached until after Russo has figured out the story and written a script to share with his Avengers actor.
Last week, Russo, Hargrave, and Hemsworth joined IGN for our WFH Theater to view the film with fans and provide commentary, answer questions, and just generally have a good time. You can watch the Extraction WFH Theater here. You can also check out our Extraction ending explained here, where Hemsworth himself weighs in on the film’s final moments.
What would you like to see in Extraction 2? Should Hemsworth return, or should a different actor lead the charge this time out? Let’s discuss in the comments!