Extraction 2’s Major Character Death Explained By Director

Warning! Spoilers ahead for Extraction 2.

Extraction 2 director Sam Hargrave explains why one of the film’s major character’s was killed off. Serving as a sequel to the 2020 Netflix hit, Extraction 2 sees Chris Hemsworth return as mercenary Tyler Rake for a new mission in Eastern Europe. The film gives bigger roles to two supporting characters from the original film with Nik (Golshifteh Farahani) and Yaz Khan (Adam Bessa), but the latter sibling doesn’t reach the end of the movie alive.


In a recent interview with Collider, Hargrave explains why the choice was made to kill Yaz. Ultimately, it strengthens the other characters and makes Extraction 2‘s ending fight even more high-stakes. Check out Hargrave’s full comment below:

“We went back and forth. I mean, there’s only so many characters that would affect Tyler in the way that you need him to be affected. Because you need that moment there for the team where you lose something valuable, you take a risk, you’re making this big move to take this family away from these super powerful people. You have to lose something, at least to raise the stakes for the third act. That’s what was my feeling.

So yeah, we played with some different characters but ended up with Yaz being the one to choose because we thought that helped motivate two beloved characters, which was Tyler Rake and Nik Khan. People are huge fans of Nik. She has garnered such a following from these movies that we wanted to make sure that she was serviced as well, meaning that her character had some really meaty stuff to hold on to.

“So we figured we landed with Yaz because it did two for the price of one, basically. We have the guilt that Rake feels of bringing them into this, his close friend and brother basically, and then the actual blood brother of Nik dies, so that she’s conflicted, like, what is she doing here?”

More to come…

Source: Collider

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