The Chris Hemsworth action film is headed to becoming Netflix’s most-watched feature film ever. With that in mind the film’s writer, Joe Russo, has closed a deal to write another instalment of the high action film with the hopes of Sam Hargrave returning as the Director and Hemsworth reprising his role as Tyler Rake.
“The deal is closed for me to write Extraction 2, and we are in the formative stages of what the story can be,” Russo told Deadline. “We’re not committing yet to whether that story goes forward, or backward in time. We left a big loose ending that leaves question marks for the audience.” Russo said
Netflix original debut projected to rake in 90 million households within the first month of release. According to Deadline, it eclipsed Spenser Confidential (85 million), 6 Underground (83 million), Bird Box (80 million), and the Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston comedy Murder Mystery (73 million).
“There was always a simple drive to the story, a balletic execution of action where you take a damaged character who made an egregious mistake in the past and has a shot at redemption which might be fatal,” Joe Russo said. “What was key is that we needed a muscular action director like Sam to be the main creative force in the execution of the action.”
Russo said he expects Extraction director Sam Hargrave (a longtime collaborator with the Russos) to be back at the helm.
However, Russo said that he will first show Chris Hemsworth the screenplay first. The actor recently expressed excitement to return for any possible follow-ups.