Chris Hemsworth has shared the intense action he experienced on the set of the upcoming action film Extraction.
No stranger to big action movies as his role as Thor in the Marvel films saw him handle his fair share of action, Hemsworth was pushed to where he had never been before while filming his scenes in Extraction.
Directed by Sam Hargrave, the film stars Hemsworth as Tyler Rake, a fearless black market mercenary who embarks on the deadliest mission of his career when he is recruited to rescue the kidnapped son of an international crime lord.
The Thor actor and director Hargrave spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the action scenes and stunts in Extraction, and from every indication, it was pretty intense.
“The way Sam wanted to shoot, with a lot of continuous takes and minimal editing, meant there weren’t moments where a stunt guy could jump in. So, it was nice to step up to that challenge.
I’d never experienced this amount of action before. It was exhausting, but one of the most rewarding things I’ve been a part of because at the end of it we’d run a marathon.”
“In my opinion, Chris has never been pushed. He has a lot of physical ability, and I’ve seen flashes of brilliance in the Thor movies, so I wanted to test him. I still don’t think we got to his full potential, but we pushed him further than he has ever been and it really shows on screen.”