Joe Russo Makes Deal to Write ‘Extraction 2’ for Netflix


It appears that badass mercenary Tyler Rake will be back on our screens in an all new adventure.

Extraction screenwriter Joe Russo (also known as one half of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame helmers the Russo brothers) has officially signed a deal with Netflix to write a script for a second film. No surprise, really, since Extraction is set to become Netflix’s most-watched film ever.

“The deal is closed for me to write Extraction 2, and we are in the formative stages of what the story can be,” Russo has said to Deadline, the outlet that broke the news.

As for whether the film will be a sequel or prequel, Russo is keeping tight lipped. “We’re not committing yet to whether that story goes forward, or backward in time. We left a big loose ending that leaves question marks for the audience.”

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The expectation from Russo’s end is that Extraction‘s debut director Sam Hargrave will return at the helm, although no official deal has been made on his end as of yet. Hargrave worked with the Russos as a stunt double and stunt coordinator on Winter Soldier, Civil War, Infinity War and Endgame.

And Chris Hemsworth, who recently said that he would “pretty stoked to jump back into” another chapter,  is expected to be back as Rake. But seeing as Netflix isn’t willing to draw up dotted lines until the screenplay is ready, nothing contractual has been set on his end either.

On the directing side of things, the next film for Joe and Anthony Russo is Cherry, a drama that reunites them with MCU star Tom Holland. It’ll certainly be taking Holland far away from his web-slinger persona; the film will have the actor playing a PTSD-ridden Army medic who becomes a serial bank robber after an addiction to drugs puts him in debt. No release date for Cherry has yet been announced, with Anthony Russo saying, “we’ll evaluate what to do with Cherry in July.”

Joe Russo on the set of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ | Marvel Studios


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