netflix will continue expanding one of its most popular film franchises with the announcement in June 2023 that Chris Hemsworth will return as Tyler Rake for Extraction 3. We’ll keep track of everything you need to know about Extraction 3, including the plot, cast news, production updates, trailers, and the netflix release date.
First released in 2020, Extraction is among the significant investments netflix has made in the big-budget action movie genre.
Sam Hargrave has been a constant throughout the series, having served as the director for both the first and second movies, released in April 2020 and June 2023, respectively. Joe Russo wrote both films, with Chris Hemsworth starring as the lead character as the hardened Tyler Rake.
News of Extraction 3 first came during netflix’s live TUDUM event in June 2023. Below is a screenshot of the event where Hargrave and Hemsworth were on stage, announcing that a third movie was in discussion.
“Is anyone interested in seeing more of Tyler Rake in the future?” Hemsworth asked the eager audience, adding, “Between us as friends, we’re already discussing Extraction 3, thanks to the response.”
You can re-watch the Extraction 3 announcement on the netflix YouTube channel, approximately 9 minutes into the event.
Some are slightly concerned that “discussing” isn’t the same as being greenlit, but in a subsequent email, netflix clarified: “Chris Hemsworth announced this weekend at Tudum: A Global Fan Event that a third film is in the works.”
In October 2023, on The Town podcast hosted by Puck co-founder Matthew Belloni, he revealed that as part of netflix’s expansion into video games, which began in November 2021 and has since grown to over 70 titles, netflix will soon include an adaptation of the action movie into a full-fledged game.
The genre, platforms it’ll support, and the developer remain unclear.
In the first week on the service, the movie was watched for a total of 88.4 million hours. That week saw a significant change in how netflix measures its weekly top tens, introducing its new view count. To calculate the number of views, you divide the total number of hours watched by the Movie/Show’s total runtime in hours.
For Extraction 2, in its first week, you take the 88,400,000 hours watched and divide it by the movie’s 124-minute run time (2.04 hours), equating to 42.8 million views, propelling the movie straight to the top of the charts that week.
Comparing that opening week to other movie debuts in 2023, it was only outperformed by Murder Mystery and The Mother:
By the end of its first 91 days on Netflix, the movie had garnered enough views to push Spenser Confidential out of the overall Top 10, now ranking as number 10 on the list as of October 15th, just shy of the number of views the first Extraction garnered:
For now, the only cast member we can 100% confirm is Chris Hemsworth, who will be reprising his role as Tyler Rake. Given the ongoing Hollywood strikes and the current uncertainty regarding the project’s development stage, we anticipate a release window for the third entry in late 2024 or, more likely, 2025.
Other key members likely to return include the director Sam Hargrave and writer Joe Russo, although their participation hasn’t been officially confirmed.
We’ll keep this post updated over time as new information about Extraction 3 becomes available.