Sam Hargrave, the director of Extraction 2 revealed that he had to completely redesign the intro part of the sequel from scratch. Extraction 2 is a sequel to the 2020 film and focuses on the story of Tyler Rake who is recovering from his previous mission.
After the release of the first movie, the Russo brothers (Anthony and Joseph Russo) were hired to write the script for the movie. Extraction 2 sees Chris Hemsworth return to his former role as Tyler Rake, a former Australian SAS Operator turned mercenary and pick-off from the original film.
The movie was praised for its action sequences and was the top-streamed item on Netflix in its debut weekend. An estimated 90 million viewers watched the movie and became the fourth watched streaming title of 2020. Following the success of Extraction, Extraction 2 was soon underway.
Extraction 2: Director’s take
*Spoilers Ahead for Extraction 2*
Extraction ends with Ovi in a swimming pool and as he comes out of the pool for a fresh breath of air, he sees a figure that very much resembles Tyler. Director Sam Hargraves wanted to include this in the sequel but decided against it to avoid confusion. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he revealed the reason behind it.
“There was a draft of the script [with Ovi], and we even shot a piece in the hospital where we brought the character of Ovi back into the story,” Hargrave says. “Ultimately, because Tyler is going to save a family with another teenage kid, we didn’t want to add too much confusion for someone who hasn’t seen the first movie. And so to take Tyler away from the main story of saving this family from a prison and having him do a detour to revisit that swimming pool scene from his point of view, it was just too much for this movie.”
Sam also confirmed that a third movie is in the works.
“It is definitely something that is a desire for Netflix. I know Hemsworth wants another one, so I definitely think that’s happening. Now, how it’s going to go, what the story is exactly, and when that will happen, a lot of that is based on the reception of Extraction 2.”
Extraction 2: Plot
The new movie shows Tyler leaving the hospital 9 months after the events of the previous movie. Tyler is recuperating from his injuries in a remote cabin in Austria when he is approached by a stranger named Alcott who asks Tyler to rescue his ex-wife Mia’s sister Ketevan and her two children Sandro and Nina.
Extraction 2 is now streaming on Netflix.