You’ve probably seen all of the photos and videos by now, but we’re here to tell you again that Chris Hemsworth and Sam Hargrave are in Manila to kick off Extraction 2. (In case you’ve been living under a rock, Extraction is a Netflix action thriller movie that was a massive hit during the pandemic, and the sequel is finally coming soon!)
We were lucky enough to be part of their first time here and we are still so hyped up after the APAC premiere yesterday! So many regional celebrities, press, influencers, and fans showed up to support the press conference and the red carpet premiere of the film.
At the press conference, Chris shared his excitement, “I feel excited to be here. Thank you very much for the warm welcome” 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 teased.
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,” added Sam.
Chris Hemsworth and Sam Hargrave are in Manila to Kick Off “Extraction 2”
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 onto 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 them!
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.”
Extraction 2 premieres on June 16, only on Netflix.
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