While filming his Netflix sequel Extraction 2, Chris Hemsworth is working hard to keep in shape, documenting an especially difficult workout on Instagram.
Chris Hemsworth posted a photo to Instagram from a particularly difficult Extraction 2 workout. The short is a prequel to his upcoming action picture Extraction, which will be released on Netflix in April 2020. Tyler Rake, a mercenary recruited to rescue the kid of an international crime lord, was played by Hemsworth in the original film.
Extraction drew an early epidemic audience eager for entertainment during extensive theatre closures, rising to become the second-most-watched Netflix film of all time before being pushed to third place by the star-studded Red Notice last year.
With those kinds of figures, it was clear that Extraction would get a sequel, even if the film’s confusing finale left Tyler Rake’s destiny in doubt. However, it was confirmed at Netflix’s global fan event TUDUM in September 2021 that Hemsworth will return for Extraction 2 and that Rake did indeed survive the events of the first film.
The film is now in production, with returning filmmaker Sam Hargrave directing from a script written by Joe Russo, who co-wrote the original graphic novel Ciudad with his brother Anthony, Ande Parks, Fernando León González, and Eric Skillman. In a behind-the-scenes set video, Hemsworth stated that filming for Extraction 2 began in December 2021.
Veins popping out of Chris Hemsworth Arms
Hemsworth has now resorted to Instagram to show off some of the hard work he’s putting in to get into ‘Tyler Rake’ condition. The actor struggles with two pull-down levers in the photograph, causing him to close his eyes and strain his neck in the process. Hemsworth appropriately defines the workout as “Iron Punishment” in his description.
Extraction 2, which is now under production in the Czech Republic, has a completely unknown plot. There hasn’t been any word on who will join Hemsworth’s Rake on his quest, or if any of the original characters will return. However, Tyler Rake expanded his geographical scope by visiting a snowy environment in the first image from Extraction 2.
Since his early parts in films like the 2011 horror-comedy The Cabin in the Woods, Hemsworth has been known for his shirtless sequences. Since taking on the character of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Australian actor has appeared in a number of similar sequences.
Following the success of Chris Evans‘ post-serum reveal in Captain America: The First Avenger and Hemsworth’s fish-out-of-water shirtless encounter with Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster in Thor, both in 2011, Marvel has practically codified the rule of featuring at least one shirtless male actor per film.
It’s understandable that Extraction 2 would want to carry on the tradition, and the fans who are anticipating it are pleased he’s putting in the effort to do so.