Chris Hemsworth Hints There Could Be An Extraction Sequel Or Prequel
Chris Hemsworth hasn't ruled out returning as Tyler Rake for a follow-up to hit movie Extraction. He talks about the possibility in the clip below:
The film has quickly become one of Netflix's best performing films since it was released last month.
According to figures released by the streaming service, tens of millions of people have now seen the gruesome action flick.
In a tweet, Netflix said: "Extraction is well on its way to becoming the biggest-ever film premiere on Netflix - with a projected 90 million households getting in on the action in the first four weeks. Thanks to everyone who watched so far!"
The film sees Hemsworth star as mercenary Tyler Rake, who is sent to Bangladesh to rescue a drug lord's kidnapped son.
As you might expect following the film's success, fans are gagging for a follow-up and the star of the show hasn't ruled anything out.
Speaking to fans on Instagram, Chris Hemsworth said: "I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who checked out Extraction, you've made it the number one film on the planet right now, and it looks like it's going to be Netflix's biggest feature film of all time, which is absolutely mind-blowing.
"There's been a lot of talk and questions about sequels and prequels and all sorts of things, and all I can say is - who knows? But with this amount of support, it's something I will be pretty stoked to jump back into."
Extraction is directed by Sam Hargrave, who has previously worked as a stunt coordinator within the Marvel Cinematic Universe - meaning the film is full to the brim with action-heavy sequences.
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This includes an intense 12-minute scene, which Hemsworth has since said was 'by far the most complicated action sequence' he's ever been a part of.
Speaking to LADbible, Hargrave explained that he filmed the sequence to make it look like it was one long shot, saying: "The intention was to take the audience, grab em by the scruff of the neck and say, 'Hey, you're coming with me!' from the moment of the escape, the extraction.
"You're with them in real time, experiencing this with the characters, and the camera is part of the sequence - you are in it with them."
Despite Hemsworth confessing he found the shoot something of an intense experience, Hargrave assured us that the actor never once complained, and gave his all to the production.
By far the most complicated action sequence I've ever been part of, and if it wasn't already complex enough, our director decided to shoot it as a "oner" - almost 12 minutes long and it's about as exhausting to watch as it was to film. Strap in folks! pic.twitter.com/zQZtzm7tRW
- Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) April 14, 2020
Hargrave added: "We pushed him. He and I talked about it and he was really wanting to have a movie and a sequence that highlighted [his abilities].
"He's a very talented martial artist and action guy, and he gets a lot of good stuff as Thor and all those other movies. But I felt that he felt that he had a lot more to offer audiences, and so we pushed him.
"We put him through the wringer on this one and he was right there every step of the way. He never complained.
"After 10-12 hour days, he'd come home from shooting these extremely strenuous sequence and he would ask for two more hours of rehearsal with the stunt teams, so he was more prepared for the next day of shooting. He was an animal.
"Without him and his commitment to the role and the physicality and the rehearsal process, the sequence would not have been as exciting as it is."
Extraction is available to watch on Netflix now.
Featured Image Credit: Netflix