Extraction 2: Avengers Director Joe Russo Reveals When The Movie May Start Filming

Joe Russo also discusses where the script is in the development process right now.


Extraction, the Chris Hemsworth-starring action movie for Netflix written by Joe and Anthony Russo (The Avengers), is getting a sequel, and now we know when it may begin shooting. Joe Russo told ComicBook that the plan, as it stands currently, is to start cameras rolling at some point in 2021.

Plans could change, of course, and it all depends on when the script is finished--which it is not currently.

"We're in the script phase right now but we're hoping to shoot that sometime next year. And then you know ... I'm super excited, Hemsworth's super excited, Netflix is excited, so it's really just a function of getting the script done," Joe Russo said.

Extraction, which was produced by the Russo brothers' AGBO production company, debuted on Netflix in April and it was a gigantic success. According to Netflix's data, 90 million homes worldwide watched the movie in its first four weeks, which makes it the biggest original movie release of all time for the streaming company.

Hemsworth is expected to return for the next movie, while a previous report said director Sam Hargrave will come back as well.

Whether or not Extraction 2 will be a sequel or a prequel remains to be seen. Anyone who has seen Extraction knows that it ends with a very ambiguous tease for what might happen next.

The first Extraction did not perform so well with critics, but the action scenes were very impressive, including an 11-minute one-shot where the director strapped himself to the front of a car, risking his life, to get the shot. Check out the behind-the-scenes video above to see how they filmed that scene.

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