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Joe Russo Signs Deal To Start Writing Extraction 2

Joe Russo Signs Deal To Start Writing Extraction 2

He says it's not clear whether it will be a sequel or prequel.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

It looks like we're definitely getting a follow-up to the wildly successful Netflix film Extraction.

One half of the Russo brothers, Joe, has revealed he's signed a deal that will allow him to start writing the next stage of the movie franchise.

The original film, released on the streaming service last month, sees Chris Hemsworth star as mercenary Tyler Rake, who is sent to Bangladesh to rescue a drug lord's kidnapped son.


It's on track to be the largest film premieres in Netflix history.

The movie ending certainly didn't look good for Tyler Rake, however, as we know in the movie industry, nothing is certain.

Speaking to Deadline, Joe Russo said it's not yet clear what the sequel will look like, but he's excited to start working on it.

"The deal is closed for me to write Extraction 2, and we are in the formative stages of what the story can be," Russo said. "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."


He added that Extraction has plenty of characters to dive into if they want to pursue a sequel, or they can explore Hemsworth's character's origins.

Russo added: "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.

"What was key is that we needed a muscular action director like Sam [Hargrave] to be the main creative force in the execution of the action."

It seems like Hemsworth is definitely keen to get back into Tyler Rake's shoes if that's the direction the second instalment takes.

He's uploaded a video to Instagram thanking fans for their support of the film and hinted that he might have already been asked to come back for a sequel.

He 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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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film