Script is in place: Denzel Washington is shooting The Equalizer 3
Fans must have been waiting for this for a long time. Now Denzel Washington announced in an interview that he will soon be shooting "The Equalizer 3".
A BIG HIT In 2014 With Equalizer 2
In 2014, director Antoine Fuqua and leading actor Denzel Washington landed a respectable box office hit with the action thriller "The Equalizer", loosely based on the TV series of the same name "The Equalizer". The film was released during the period when the "Geriaction" subgenre was booming thanks to Liam Neeson's "96 Hours: Taken".
Suddenly everyone wanted to see hard action films with old men in the center who were allowed to really crank it up again. Not all of the films released along the way have been good, few of the characters have come close to Neeson's iconic character Bryan Mills - Washington's Robert McCall was one of them. The sequel “The Equalizer 2” followed in 2018. Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting another sequel. And it looks like they won't have to wait much longer. In an interview with Collider, Denzel Washington spoke about his next film project. And that will probably be “The Equalizer 3”:
"They wrote the third 'Equalizer' so I'm going to shoot that one next. So I need to get in shape and start beating people up again. I can hit people again. 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' and then go and beat people up. Can't get any better, can it?"
One can definitely only agree with the 67-year-old.
His "Equalizer" films were both great fun and spectacularly executed by director Fuqua. And unlike Liam Neeson, Washington didn't keep reusing Robert McCall's character type under a different name. In this way, the anticipation of the deadly and precise ex-special agent is maintained. These other characters in our video are also deadly.
So the only question left is whether Antoine Fuqua will return as a director, after all he directed both films with Denzel Washington. The filmmaker is currently working on action thriller Emancipation, starring Will Smith and Ben Foster, and has plans for a series, Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation. Collider says he's already in talks to direct The Equalizer 3. In addition, in a 2018 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he revealed that he would very much like to have Robert McCall go to war against his enemies for a third time:
“Personally, I would love it if it works. I mean the audience has spoken. Sony brought it to the table and talked about it. It would be great to do it again. It would be great to do it again with Denzel Washington. I'm looking forward to 'The Equalizer 3' if it works. I would love it if it was an international thing, I think Denzel is a great James Bond guy."
Fuqua fleshed out his plans to Collider. So he would like to let the third part of the action series take place in Europe. The two previous films played mainly in the USA. Perhaps Robert McCall will go to Germany for his next mission? In any case, in our interview for the second part, Denzel Washington already held us accountable.
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