Never two without three. After the first two films “Equalizer”, released in 2014 and 2018, Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua should put the cover back for a third opus in 2022. Excellent news for fans of the vigilante, always ready to make themselves violently useful.
Denzel Washington will take up arms again
In 2014, Denzel Washington took on the role of Robert McCall, a former secret agent with an inevitably mysterious past, who now works in a DIY store in Boston. Methodical, calm and helpful, he will come to the aid of a young prostitute played by Chloë Grace Moretz and dismantle a pimping network. As much to expiate the sins of his old life as to make himself useful, he will become “The Equalizer”, a vigilante of modern times. Violent action thriller, directed by Antoine Fuqua, Equalizer is a success – it garners $ 192 million at the global box office -, followed by a second opus in 2018. And if nothing has yet been formalized, the actor has however declared that a third film is on his program for 2022!
It is indeed in an interview given to Collider that the famous actor, currently with the poster of the film of Joel Coen The Tragedy of Macbeth on Apple TV +, made the announcement.
The third “Equalizer” has been written, so it’s in my schedule. So I have to prepare myself to hit people again. (…) “The Tragedy of Macbeth” and now back to the fight. We can’t ask for more, can we?
Comfortable in all genres, one of the most gifted and prolific actor of his generation, Denzel Washington has already proven that he is also a master of violent action. The first two Equalizer apart, we think for example of Training Day or Man of fire. And as Liam Neeson shows, there is a strong demand today for action by “veterans”.
Antoine Fuqua in negotiations to return to directing
To complete the project, still according to Collider, the director of the first two films Equalizer Antoine Fuqua will be there to ensure the staging of this third opus. He should get started right after Emancipation, historic action thriller starring Will Smith whose production has been long delayed by the pandemic. We can’t wait to reunite with the pair Fuqua and Washington, assuming that they will provide the audience with pleasurable action scenes like the one below.