Chris Hemsworth Responds To Extraction's Ambiguous Ending
WARNING: CONTAINS EXTRACTION SPOILERS
Chris Hemsworth has spoken out about the new Netflix movie he stars in - but more specifically, he's touched on the ending which left us with too many questions.
The 36-year-old actor plays the role of action hero Tyler Rake who undertakes a mission to rescue a young hostage called Ovi (Rudraksh Jaiswal) who is the son of India's biggest drug lord.
The film has quickly become one of Netflix's best performing films since it was released last month but now Hemmy has given his take on that ending.
Tyler manages to get Ovi to the safety of his team leader Nik Khan (Golshifteh Farahani), but even as he gets the boy to safety, Rake is first badly wounded by the leader of the Dhaka military.
Rake is then seen to plunge backwards hundreds of feet into water below the bridge. Eight months later Ovi can be seen surfacing from his school swimming pool and glances towards a blurred figure who could be Tyler Rake... is it Rake? Did he live? Is he dead? Is this his ghost? Is there going to be a sequel?
Speaking to IGN, Hemsworth said: "I love the ambiguity there and the way you could interpret it however you like. I really like what you said there Joe [writer, Joe Russo] that it represents the boy's gonna be okay, whether that's the ghost of Rake watching over him or something, it represents someone still watching him and taking care of him - I like that version. Whether that's actually him or not, we don't know."
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Earlier in the interview, Joe Russo admitted that the ending was created so that the viewers could make their minds up about whether Tyler is still alive or not.
He explained: "What we love about that ending is, you can interpret it any way you want to, which is really, for us, it represents hope for the boy that he's gonna have a future, you know, that that is the ghost of Rake that's looking over him - it's really what it means to him at the end of the movie more so than what it means to the audience.
"And there's nothing wrong with ambiguous endings, in fact, they can be quite entertaining and incite a lot of conversation which I always think is the value of a public medium like filmmaking, is that everyone can argue about it and discuss it ad nauseam - but unless there's a prequel or a sequel, that question won't be answered."
Speaking of a sequel, Hemsworth has teased the idea when he spoke to fans on Instagram and 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 available to watch on Netflix now.
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