Denzel Washington’s upcoming action film The Equalizer 3 finally has a release date, so here’s everything we know.
The Equalizer 3 filming has begun on the Amalfi Coast, with guns a-blazin’. In honor of the occasion, Sony Pictures has shared a few photos from the set, revealing our first glimpse of Denzel Washington reprising his role as Robert McCall (Fences, Training Day), who won two Academy Awards for his performance.
Several photos reveal the film’s leading actors: Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Gaia Scodellaro, and the franchise director, Antoine Fuqua. In addition to keeping us up to date regarding casting announcements, an important detail must be included in the information.
In addition, if you believe today’s photos will provide us with anything in the way of a storyline, you will be highly mistaken. Nevertheless, it’s exciting to see the stars of the film, together with the director, smiling and posing together; no one is striking a pose in character, leaving us with only one answer among all the questions surrounding Antoine Fuqua’s third film in his trilogy.
Earlier this year, Washington subtly revealed that he would return to Robert McCall during an interview with Joel Coen about his title role in The Tragedy of Macbeth. A few months later, in June, we received the news that Fanning would have the opportunity to star alongside Washington in the film.
The project will mark the duo’s first collaboration since almost 20 years ago when they worked together on Tony Scott’s action-based thriller Man of Fire. As we can see from the newly released photos, there is plenty of smiles between them, and they will likely be able to catch up on a lot after all these years.
Scodellaro has been cast in the highly anticipated action flick You Me and the Apocalypse, rounding out the cast with the You Me and the Apocalypse star in the past week.
Based on characters Richard Lindheim and Michael Sloan created, The Equalizer is a reboot of the iconic 1980s television show of the same name. Although we are unaware of many plot details, the film will certainly involve much butt-kicking.
The franchise features the tale of Robert McCall, a retired intelligence agent who transfers his honed skills to the world of private investigation in the series. In addition, Queen Latifah currently stars as Robyn McCall on CBS’s third season of the series.
This is the second film in Fuqua’s series, and the first was released in 2014. The second is scheduled to be released in 2018. Richard Wenk has served as the writer on the three productions, a role he will continue to perform for the third production. In The Equalizer 3, as in The Equalizer 2, Robert McCall takes on the Russian mafia and tracks down the bad guys who murdered his friend. We are unsure of where Wenk and Fuqua will take us.
There have been mixed reviews for the Equalizer franchise among critics, but it has been a fan favorite with audiences, with the first film grossing over $192 million at the box office and spawning a sequel a few years later.
This follow-up to The Equalizer landed in theaters in 2018 and was again met with a mixed response, except this time, the film went on to gross $190 million worldwide. The Equalizer franchise will continue with a third installment, thanks to its no-nonsense action movie styling and reliable performance from Denzel Washington, making it popular with audiences.
Who’s in The Equalizer 3 Cast?
As of writing, only Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning are confirmed. In the film, Washington plays Robert McCall, a former Marine who turns DIA agent and uses his knowledge of hitting thugs to help the vulnerable. Washington told Collider: “They have written the third Equalizer, so I’ll be doing that.”
It is time to get back in shape so I can begin beating up people once again. After Macbeth’s tragedy, it is time for me to start beating people up again. There is no better feeling, is there? According to Deadline, Fanning will play a role in the film, which also stars Washington.
Given the previous entries, everyone from Equalizer 1 and 2 will likely return for the third installment. You can always say yes to this since it’s early days.
The Equalizer 3 Release Date
Look at the photos below to see the cast and director of The Equalizer 2. You can also get a taste of the action via the trailer for The Equalizer 2. It is expected that The Equalizer 3 will hit theaters on September 1, 2023.