Even from the get-go, Extraction debuted on Netflix with some fairly lofty expectations.
For one, it featured the God of Thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth, within the function of Tyler Rake, a hardened mercenary tasked with discovering Ovi Mahajan (Rudhraksh Jaiswal), the son of an imprisoned Indian crime lord. Toss in Netflix’s appreciable assets, Joe Russo’s writing chops, and director Sam Hargrave, whose Stunt Coordinator credit span Captain America: Civil Warfare, Infinity Warfare, and final 12 months’s Avengers: Endgame, and you’ve got all of the makings of a bona fide hit.
And positive sufficient, Extraction delivered (after which some), propelling Hargave’s feature-film debut to the tip-top of the streaming charts. In truth, there’s even been chatter of a sequel, with Hemsworth dropping hints a few potential return as Tyler – you already know, even supposing he fell off a bridge in the course of the finale, having mowed down half of India’s prison underworld.
Nevertheless it appears Extraction is hiding a Thor Easter egg earlier than our very eyes. As noticed by one Reddit consumer (h/t ScreenRant), the massive prong-like tattoo on Tyler Rake’s again intently resembles Vegvisir, a “Nordic magical stave meant to assist the bearer discover their means by way of tough climate.”
“Within the film “Extraction” (2020) Chris Hemsworth performs a mercenary,” writes the Reddit consumer. “He removes his shirt to disclose a norse tattoo on his again much like the Helm of Awe or The Viking Compass. A Nod to his function as a Norse God in Thor and an emblem to guard warriors in battle.”
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Thor additionally hails from Norse mythology, although Chris Hemsworth’s Marvel character is technically known as an alien throughout the parameters of the MCU. And whereas Joe Russo’s involvement actually lends credence to this hyperlink, it’s extra probably that this reference to Vegvisir is meant so as to add a bit extra character to Tyler Rake himself, given the image has change into a well-liked tattoo as The Viking Compass.
Extraction is now obtainable to stream on Netflix, however be warned: it’s each bit as brutal as you’ve heard. Assume John Wick ranges of motion and bone-crunching violence.