Denzel Washington in a recent interview revealed he’s gearing up to return for “The Equalizer 3,”A sequel to his action film franchise was made with director Antoine Fuqua. Two people with knowledge of the project said that Fuqua was also in discussions to return to the role as director.
Washington said Collider that he’s scheduled for the third “Equalizer” film and that he’s getting back into action star shape after most recently starring in “The Tragedy of Macbeth.”
“They have written the third ‘Equalizer,’ so I’m scheduled to do that. So I gotta get in shape and start beating people up again,”He stated. “I get to beat people up again. ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ and then going and beating some people up. Can’t get any better, right?”
For this project, no screenwriter was revealed. “The Equalizer 3.”
“The Equalizer”First was released in 2014. Starred Washington as Robert McCall (a former marine who tries rescue a young girl of violent Russian mobsters). The original film made $192 million worldwide, and the follow-up, released by Sony’s Columbia Pictures in 2018 and Denzel’s first ever sequel, also made $190 million. The franchise, which was originally based loosely on an ’80s TV series, has also been more recently adapted as a series on CBS starring Queen Latifah.
Fuqua was the last director to Jake Gyllenhaal for the thriller “The Guilty” for Netflix, and he’s also meant to direct a filmed adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”
ColliderFirst reported the news of “The Equalizer 3.”