Action movie fans are in for a treat this year. IT IS the film Rescue 2 (Extraction 2), a Netflix work that is already one of the most anticipated of 2023 on streaming. And the good news is that the production has just won an official premiere date: June 16th. The film is directed by Sam Hargrave and stars Chris Hemsworth, the Thor of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
- Chris Hemsworth compares Rescue 2 action scenes to Marvel movies
Produced by the Russo brothers (Occult Agent), Rescue 2 is a direct sequel to the first film in the saga, which was released in 2020, also on Netflix. The plot will again follow the skilled mercenary Tyler Rake (Hemsworth), a former member of the special forces of Australia, who will embark on a new dangerous mission.
After surviving his apparent death in the first feature, Rake is sent to a remote and extremely cold and inhospitable location. There, the mercenary is tasked with rescuing a family from a powerful gangster, who are being held prisoner by other criminals. With this plot, it’s safe to say that we’ll see a lot of explosions, deaths and breathtaking scenes on screen.
“I don’t want to sound like I’m badmouthing Marvel movies, but because of the special effects, you have a lot of help in post-production to make scenes exciting. For example, I can’t fly, so they help me with that. Rescue 2, the action is grounded in reality and a lot of it is done on camera. So it’s a different energy that requires a lot more preparation,” Hemsworth said about the release in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
- Rescue 2: sequel should not follow the same formula as the first film
Accordingly, the film’s director, Hargrave, has said that this will be the most intense mission of Rake’s assassin career. He stated that it “will be bigger, tougher, and deadlier, and more dangerous than anything Rake has ever faced”.
The main cast of Extraction 2 will have Chris Hemsworth, Golshifteh Farahani, Daniel Bernhardt, Tinatin Dalakishvili, Sinead Phelps, Jenn Kirk, Justin Howell, Adam Bessa and Patrick Newall.
Remembering, therefore: Resgate 2 premieres on June 16, 2023.