Chris Hemsworth and Sam Hargrave Kicks Off "EXTRACTION 2" Global Tour in Manila

Chris Hemsworth, who plays Tyler Rake in Netflix’s upcoming action film "EXTRACTION 2", and director Sam Hargrave landed in Manila, Philippines for the start of their global world tour to promote their 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 on the event of June 5, 2023. 

“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. 

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. 

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.

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.” 

The global tour heads off to Madrid, Spain as its next destination and to these other locations:
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • New York, USA
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
"EXTRACTION 2" premieres on June 16, only on Netflix. 
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