Extraction 2: Release date, cast and trailer for Chris Hemsworth’s Netflix sequel as reviews land

Thor isn’t the only hard man in Hemsworth’s arsenal…

Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2. Cr. Jasin Boland/Netflix © 2023
Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2. (Jasin Boland/Netflix) (Jasin Boland/Netflix)

Putting Mjolnir aside, Thor star Chris Hemsworth is due to once again head to Netflix in Extraction 2, the follow-up to his hugely popular first outing as action star Tyler Rake.

Released in 2020, Extraction was directed by stunt-man-turned-director Sam Hargrave and written by Joe Russo, one half of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame directorial duo the Russo Brothers.

Based on Andre Parks' graphic novel Ciudad, Extraction saw Hemsworth star as a mercenary-for-hire tasked with the perilous mission of extracting the kidnapped child of an imprisoned crime lord.

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Packed with plenty of popcorn explosions, the movie emerged as one of Netflix’s most popular original releases and as such, Rake is back for another nail-biting adventure.

Where’s he off to this time? Here’s everything we know about Extraction 2 ahead of its streaming release.

Extraction 2 release date

Fans don't have to wait long to find out what happens in Extraction 2: It will be released on Netflix on Friday, 16 June.

Extraction 2 reviews

Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2. (Netflix)
Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2. (Netflix) (Jasin Boland/Netflix)

Reviews for Extraction 2 are in and by all accounts, Hemsworth has established himself as the lead of a promising new action thriller franchise.

Jason Bourne better watch out - in fact, some of the movie's critiques make this direct comparison, with The Telegraph saying that the Thor star is now the proud owner of his own Bourne Supremacy-type actioner.

Meanwhile, The Wrap praised the movie's fleet-of-foot storytelling, with IndieWire making the argument that the movie is too explosive to be contained on mere tellies - instead suggesting that Extraction 2's true home is on the big screen.

As it stands, the film has a stellar Rotten Tomatoes rating to boot, clocking in at 84% audience score.

The Telegraph: Chris Hemsworth gets his very own Bourne Supremacy (3 min read)

Digital Spy: Netflix's Extraction 2 delivers even more impressive action with a commanding Chris Hemsworth (3 min read)

The Wrap: Chris Hemsworth’s Brawny Mercenary is Back for a Nimble, High-Wire Sequel (5 min read)

Daily Beast: ‘Extraction 2’ Has an Epic, Ultra-Violent 21-Minute Action Sequence (6 min read)

IndieWire: Netflix’s Brutally Entertaining Action Sequel Belongs on the Big Screen (5 min read)

Extraction 2 plot

Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2. (Jasin Boland/Netflix © 2021)
Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2. (Jasin Boland/Netflix) (Jasin Boland/Netflix © 2021)

Following his last mission which took place largely in Bangladesh, Rake is deployed on a new black-ops adventure that will take him across Europe.

After being hired to extract a family from the clutches of a ruthless Georgian gangster, Rake heads inside the brutal prison in which they are being held. However, when he finally reaches them, things don’t exactly go to plan, plunging him into an extra level of danger, action and suspense.

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Filming for Extraction 2 began in late 2021 and lasted until spring 2022, shooting extensive action sequences across Prague.

Part one director Hargrave returns to direct a script once again penned by Joe Russo, with Anthony Russo joining his filmmaking brother for producer duties.

Extraction 2 cast

Golshifteh Farahani as Nik Khan and Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2. (Jasin Boland/Netflix © 2023)
Golshifteh Farahani as Nik Khan and Chris Hemsworth as Tyler Rake in Extraction 2. (Jasin Boland/Netflix) (Jasin Boland/Netflix)

Joining Hemsworth’s Rake is Adam Bessa, who reprises his role from the first film as Yaz, with fellow returning actor and Maleficent: Misstress of Evil player Rayna Campbell as Ruthie.

Golshifteh Farahani also returns, once again playing Rake’s mercenary partner Nik Kahn, while Georgian actress and model Tinatin Dalakishvili is also due to make an appearance.

On Monday 5 June it was revealed that Idris Elba will also appear in the film, and the actor retweeted a clip from the movie and replying to Hemsworth: "Yes brother."

Soon afterwards, Hemsworth shared the same clip. While little is known about Elba's role, we do know that he's cryptically called The Man in the Suit and is responsible for sending Hemsworth's Rake on new missions.

"Rake. You are a legend," says Elba's character in the short clip. "I have to say, mate, you're living up to the hype.

"Rake. That's such a fun name to say."

Extraction 2 trailer

The dramatic trailer for Extraction 2 was released in May, giving us an glimpse inside Rake's latest mission and the hands-on action that ensues.

In the clip, we see Hemsworth's character reflecting on the events of the first film, before fighting his way through a crowd of attackers and trying to shoot down a helicopter.

Extraction 2 debuts on Netflix on 16 June.