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Scenes From Chris Hemsworth and Sam Hargrave's Manila Visit For "Extraction 2"

The Hollywood star and the director kicked off their "Extraction 2" global tour in the Philippines

Chris Hemsworth and Sam Hargrave in Manila for Netflix's Extraction 2
Chris Hemsworth and Sam Hargrave in Manila to promote Netflix's newest action thriller film "Extraction 2" | Photo courtesy of Netflix


Chris Hemsworth, who plays Tyler Rake in Netflix’s EXTRACTION 2, and director Sam Hargrave were in Manila for the APAC premiere of their newest action thriller film. The first time for both in Manila, they were welcomed warmly and met regional celebrities, press, influencers and fans over a two-day program, which included a press conference and red carpet premiere for the film.  


In the upcoming film, Chris stars as Tyler Rake, who after barely surviving the events of the first movie, is back as the Australian black ops mercenary tasked with another deadly mission: rescuing the battered family of a ruthless Georgian gangster from the prison where they are being held.


“I feel excited to be here. Thank you very much for the warm welcome,” Chris said at the press conference on June 5. Sam was equally thrilled to be in the country and expressed how proud he was of his follow-up film. “This is even bigger and larger and more exciting,” he said, referencing the sequel to one of the most watched films on Netflix. 


"Extraction 2" lead star Chris Hemsworth
"Extraction 2" lead star Chris Hemsworth | Photo courtesy of Netflix
"Extraction 2" director Sam Hargrave
"Extraction 2" director Sam Hargrave | Photo courtesy of Netflix


The pair spoke about the standout scenes in the second film, one of which is a “oner” coming in at 21 minutes and 7 seconds. Chris also revealed “Probably one of the craziest things we did in EXTRACTION 2 was land a helicopter on a moving train.” “We look at each other and we say how can we push each other to do something we will be proud of 10 years from now and try to make it something memorable for the fans,” said Sam.


For the APAC Premiere of the film and fan event, Chris and Sam headed to SM Mall of Asia where over 800 fans were invited to see their favorite stars walk the red carpet. Both stars stepped out to the red carpet to huge cheers from the crowd and spent time signing posters and taking photographs. One lucky superfan even managed to get on stage for a snapshot with the stars. 


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Local celebrities and influencers like Alden Richards, Alodia Gosiengfiao-Quimbo, and Miguel Tanfelix also made an appearance on the red carpet. Famous action stars from Asia, including our very own Derek Ramsey, Malaysia’s Aaron Aziz and Iedil Dzuhrie Alaudin, and Thailand’s Ananda Everingham and Nawat Kulrattanarak also had a special photo moment on stage with Chris and Sam.


Before leaving, Chris gave a special message to his fans: “Thank you so much for all your support and love for the first film. We appreciate your enthusiasm and excitement for the second one. We wouldn’t be here without you.” 


Check out the gallery below for more photos of Chris Hemsworth and Sam Hargrave for Netflix's EXTRACTION 2's APAC premiere:


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In Extraction 2, Chris reunites with director Sam Hargrave, with Joe and Anthony Russo's AGBO producing and Joe Russo writing. The cast also includes Golshifteh Farahani, Adam Bessa, Olga Kurylenko, Daniel Bernhardt, and Tinatin Dalakishvili.  


This is a sequel to the first film that was based on the graphic novel Ciudad by Ande Parks, from a story by Ande Parks, Joe Russo & Anthony Russo, with illustrations by Fernando León González. EXTRACTION 2 is produced by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Angela Russo-Otstot, Chris Hemsworth, Patrick Newall and Sam Hargrave, with Jake Aust, Benjamin Grayson, Steven Scavelli, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely as executive producers. 


EXTRACTION 2 premieres on June 16, only on Netflix. 


Photos courtesy of Netflix