'Extraction' Is Getting a Sequel Thanks to Its Massive Netflix Debut

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Chris Hemsworth definitely knows how to bring in an audience, and his latest Netflix offering, Extraction, is already getting a follow-up.

After the high-octane action thriller exploded in its debut -- and is on its way to possibly earning the title for most-watched Netflix original movie -- the film's screenwriter, Joe Russo, has been tapped to write a sequel, according to multiple  reports.

"The deal is closed for me to write Extraction 2, and we are in the formative stages of what the story can be," Russo said in a statement to Deadline on Monday.

"We’re not committing yet to whether that story goes forward, or backward in time," Russo added. "We left a big loose ending that leaves question marks for the audience."

Russo -- who is best known for co-directing Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, alongside brother Anthony Russo -- told Deadline that he expects director Sam Hargrave to return for the second installment, however no deal has been confirmed. The same goes for Hemsworth.

In Extraction, Hemsworth stars as an emotionally haunted mercenary named Tyler Rake, who is hired by an Indian drug kingpin to rescue his 14-year-old son from a rival crime lord. In the process, Rake is forced to run and gun through an army of goons and trained killers to keep his ward alive.

"There was always a simple drive to the story, a balletic execution of action where you take a damaged character who made an egregious mistake in the past and has a shot at redemption which might be fatal,” Russo said of the project. “What was key is that we needed a muscular action director like Sam to be the main creative force in the execution of the action."

Netflix revealed the film's success on May 1, a week after its April 24 debut, in a tweet celebrating its viewership.