Netflix was one of the biggest entertainment winners during the pandemic (and continues to be), but it is in particular Chris Hemsworth who triumphed when the movie he starred in for the streaming giant became one of his biggest hits in the service’s history. . Following a well-known action film formula, the Australian actor played a mercenary in a film whose potential as a blockbuster was translated into millions of views by people who have access to the service.
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In Mission Rescue – 82%, Hemsworth plays the role of a black market mercenary tasked with rescuing the kidnapped son of an Indian drug lord from the clutches of his rival. The debut feature has been breaking records for the streaming service since it debuted late last month. In this Netflix foray into blockbuster cinema, a Chris Hemsworth Bloodied and heavily armed in a gunfight, he begins a story with great energy and then sees how the film makes a jump in time, which means that it took only two days for his character to be as he was found at the beginning.
Sam Hargrave’s debut feature remains at number one as the best debut in the streaming service’s history, though Netflix has yet to get one of its original films to reach 100 million households in the first few days after its release. Rescue Mission It reached 99 million homes, and from there other movies have come close, but none have jeopardized its record. Bird Box: Blind – 66% is number two with 89 million and third is Spenser Confidential with 85 million. At the time, it had been Mystery On Board – 53% that ranked first with 83 million (via Variety).
The backing of brothers Joe Russo and Anthony Russo should have helped with a little push. They contributed the story and Joe russo wrote the script for this adaptation of the graphic novel Ciudad. Both the filmmaker brother duo and the Thor: Ragnarok star – 92% were also the producers of the film, which actually debuted by being viewed in 99 million households during its first four weeks in the service’s catalog.
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Thanks to how well it did, the streaming company has been preparing to exploit the universe that could be created after Rescue Mission. A sequel was already being filmed with Chris Hemsworth back, and one of the last details we learned is that their production was moving out of Australia as a result of the ongoing lockdowns in Sydney due to COVID-19. A person close to the production told The Wrap that the decision to move filming for the sequel was not made lightly, but due to health restrictions and production deadlines, the film had to find a new location.
The same medium said that Rescue Mission II It was also destined to shoot some of its scenes in Prague, which would force the production team to have to make another trip and abide by the rules of another country for everyone’s safety. Netflix seems not to want too many delays to get in the way of meeting the dates it surely set for the release of the film that, if the public likes it, could even exceed the 99 million homes reached mark set by the first. in 2020.
There have been rumors about other productions from Rescue Mission. The platform would be developing an action spin-off with a female protagonist and the company’s intention would be to have an actress as well known as her male counterpart in Hollywood, but who could be the candidate for paper.
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