Fans of Tyler Rake, affectionately known as the Rake Heads, worldwide are eagerly anticipating the arrival of “Extraction 2.” Despite previous assumptions of Chris Hemsworth’s character meeting his demise after enduring gunshot wounds and falling off a bridge, he makes a triumphant return in the sequel.
Once again assuming the role of the formidable mercenary with the peculiar moniker, Hemsworth brings his ass-kicking skills to the forefront.
According to the film’s official synopsis, Rake, having miraculously survived the events of the first movie, takes on a new perilous mission—rescuing the imprisoned family of a merciless Georgian gangster, thus plunging himself into another adrenaline-fueled adventure.
The decision to create a sequel rather than a prequel for “Extraction 2” has left me somewhat perplexed. Given the apparent demise of Tyler Rake at the conclusion of the first film, a prequel would have been a more logical choice. Nevertheless, perhaps Tyler Rake possesses an exceptional ability to heal rapidly.
Regardless, the highly anticipated “Extraction 2” is set to premiere on Netflix this month. While a few clips and trailers have already been unveiled, it appears that the film still holds some surprises in store.
One such revelation is the exciting news that Hemsworth will reunite with a co-star from the “Thor” franchise, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the upcoming release.
Who could it be?
It’s Idris Elba
Indeed, it is none other than Idris Elba, renowned for his portrayal of Heimdall in the “Thor” movies.
In a revealing clip, it becomes evident that Elba has joined the cast of “Extraction 2,” assuming the role of the enigmatic character known as the Man in the Suit.
The clip playfully acknowledges the unusual name of Chris Hemsworth’s character, Tyler Rake, as Elba’s character emphasizes, “Rake. That’s such a fun name to say!” It is undeniably true.
Given the vast number of actors involved in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s almost expected for reunions to occur. However, it would have been quite thrilling if the creators of “Extraction 2” had managed to keep this particular reunion under wraps.
Just imagine watching the film and suddenly finding Idris Elba standing in your living room, asking you, “Hey, what are you watching?” And in that very moment, Idris Elba also appears on the TV screen. It would be a truly magical movie experience!
Although I was not particularly fond of the initial “Extraction” film, finding it reminiscent of countless other action movies and rather forgettable like many Netflix originals, I’m still willing to give “Extraction 2” a chance. I’m curious to see if it surpasses its predecessor.
The sequel appears to be striving for a higher level of intensity, boasting a remarkable 21-minute single-take action sequence that involves setting Hemsworth ablaze in the process. It sounds quite intense, to say the least.
“Extraction 2” marks the return of director Sam Hargrave, while AGBO, headed by Joe and Anthony Russo, takes on the production role, with Joe Russo handling the scriptwriting duties.
The film’s ensemble includes Golshifteh Farahani, reprising her role from the first installment, along with notable additions such as Adam Bessa, Olga Kurylenko, Daniel Bernhardt, and Tinatin Dalakishvili.
Prepare for the thrilling action as “Extraction 2” is set to premiere exclusively on Netflix on June 16, 2023. Don’t forget to gear up with your Tyler Rake merchandise!