Chris Hemsworth ready to fight in new 'Extraction 2' image

Tyler Rake is back from the dead, and he means it.

As if lightning from the sky wasn't enough, Chris Hemsworth takes the title of action hero with 2020's epic Extraction. The Hollywood superstar best known for his role as Thor drew a staggering 99 million households in its premiere — the largest in Netflix history. Hemsworth won hearts for his role as mercenary Tyler Lake in Black Ops, on a mission to rescue the kidnapped son of a crime boss, Ovi Mahajan (Rudhraksh Jaiswal). Now, it looks like he's gearing up to do it all over again with Extraction 2 on the cards, slated for release this year. Ahead of the film's release, eager audiences were already teased with stills of Hemsworth as his action-movie counterpart.

The image shows Hemsworth in full combat gear, waving a deadly warning glance at enemies standing across from him. As they swung their weapons, he raised his hands confidently, clearly ready for battle. Clearly, he's in the midst of another intense operation, standing fearlessly inside a seemingly dilapidated prison while a blond woman (Tinatin Dalakishvili) desperately Trying to get him out of the fight. Unfortunately, the details Exactly how or why Taylor found herself in this situation was not revealed. That being said, it's clear the movie won't be shy about the action, and it's clear that a new stake in the mercenary hero is on the horizon.

While it wasn't surprising that Extraction 2 would get a sequel given the success of its predecessor, it was certainly unexpected from a plot standpoint. This is mostly because audiences seem to have witnessed Tyler being shot at the end of the first film while doing all they can to protect Ovie. In addition to the stills, Netflix has kept the plot of Extraction 2 very secretive. In fact, the only thing that is certain is that Taylor is indeed alive. A trailer released last year briefly looked back at the moments after Taylor's death, seemingly seeing him shot in the neck before falling into the ocean. Then it cuts to a clip of a fallen soldier sitting on the bottom of the ocean, and Ovie's voice echoes: "Taylor, you didn't fall into the river and drown, you stayed in the river." Taylor seemed to be charging, and then He suddenly woke up and swam to The watchface and the hashtag "#RakeLives" flashed on the screen for additional confirmation.

Despite Extraction's global acclaim, the sequel will take a different path, according to the film's writer and Avengers: Endgame director Joe Russo. "It's very different from what we like about 'Extraction 1,'" the film giant previously told Collider. "It's its own movie in that respect. It has a different color scheme. It's set in a different part of the world. It has a different pace, a different tone than the first one." He went on to joke that the movie More "surprising and unexpected" than the previous releases, so there's a lot to look forward to.

Extraction 2 is expected to land sometime in 2023. Stay tuned to Collider for further updates. You can watch a trailer for the film below.

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