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The Equalizer 3 (2023, D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

Looks like Denzel is saying this is his next movie. Sony hasn't officially announced it yet.

https://collider.com/equalizer-3-den...qua-directing/

Director Antoine Fuqua's The Equalizer and The Equalizer 2 both belong in the rare but hallowed subgenre of "Denzel Washington beating the shit out of people," so needless to say we've eagerly kept our ears to the ground for any news of a third entry. The trail has been cold for a few years now, with The Equalizer 2 hitting theaters in 2018, until Collider's Steve Weintraub sat down with the Oscar-winner to discuss The Tragedy of Macbeth and learned, uh, The Equalizer 3 might be Washington's very next film.

Here's exactly what the actor told us about his post-Macbeth plans for 2022:
"They have written the third Equalizer, so Iím scheduled to do that. So I gotta get in shape and start beating people up again. I get to beat people up again. The tragedy of Macbeth and then going and beating some people up. Canít get any better, right?"
Additionally, sources have told Collider that Fuqua is currently in talks to direct the third film. Negotiations are ongoing, but we don't expect there to be any hold-ups. This would most likely make The Equalizer 3 the filmmaker's feature follow-up to 2021's The Guilty starring Jake Gyllenhaal.



Loosely based on the 1980s thriller show starring Edward Woodward, The Equalizer premiered in 2014 and saw Washington take on the role of Robert McCall, a former Marine who cuts a violent path through the Russian mafia to protect a teenage prostitute, Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz). A follow-up debuted four years laterĖthe first sequel for both Washington and Fuquaówhich sees Washington's lead character seeking revenge for the murder of a close friend, Susan Plummer (Melissa Leo).

The Equalizer 3 still hasn't been officially confirmed, but we know Fuqua has ideas. When Collider spoke to the filmmaker in 2018, he told us he'd love to take Robert McCall overseas.


In my mind, thereís a European adventure, absolutely. In my mind, thatís what Iíd like, to see him in Europe, in the future. God willing."
You can currently see Washington in the Shakespeare adaptation The Tragedy of Macbeth, directed by Joel Cohen and co-starring Oscar-winner Frances McDormand. Look for our full interview with Denzel Washington in the coming days.

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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

I just re-watched the first one a few weeks ago and wondered if we would be getting a third one. Denzel is probably getting too old for this though. Then again he's 2 1/2 years younger than Neeson.
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

As long as he’s physically able, I hope he keeps making these. I just love him in this role.
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

Dug the 1st one, but the 2nd one had me checking the time repeatedly...expectations for any future sequels are low
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

The second one sucked. Hopefully, this will be an improvement.
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

He's already been to Eastern Europe and Turkey.

Spoiler:
BTW, it's not on the pre-production schedule yet.
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

Iíve liked both films so far. The first is better, but the second one has its moments too.
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

I like this series so I'm in
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

I liked them. Enjoy seeing old men kick ass.
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

I love Denzel's Equalizer movies. They're friggin' awesome!

I didn't see Man on Fire until after I watched them, and after those I didn't much like Man on Fire. It was OK, but I really enjoyed the Equalizer movies a lot more. I love the character as Denzel portrayed him.

I didn't think we'd get a 3rd movie, either. I'm pleasantly surprised!
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

The first film is cool but part 2 was trash. It would have been better if he had spent the entire film as the Lyft driver dishing out punishment instead of the segue it went through.
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

While the 2nd Equalizer wasn't very good, I could still enjoy it for the most part.
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

I love Denzel... but the premise that a guy, albeit highly trained, can see a credit card on the floor and connect the dots that the perps not only killed a hooker last Tuesday but also bought a 12 pack of burritos with it earlier in the day, is kinda ridiculous. That said, I'll rent this.
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

Huh. While the 2nd one wasn't as good as the first I still liked it a lot. It's a good movie.

I love Denzel's take on the character. It really works for me.
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

I enjoyed the first movie. Iím pretty sure the second one is still goingÖ

Iím down for a third movie of itís more in line with the first one.
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

Finally.......

Looking forward to it. Love the first two.

Then we need to get the ultimate crossover with Hutch, Mc Call and Wick.
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Hopefully he will pass the torch to the Queen...






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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

Officially announced by Sony




Sony has also officially revealed “The Equalizer 3,” another installment in Denzel Washington’s action franchise. While Washington and series director Antoine Fuqua have both recently teased a follow-up to 2018’s “The Equalizer 2,” this marks the first official acknowledgement from Sony regarding the project. “The Equalizer 3” is set to hit theaters on Sept. 1, 2023.

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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

Glad to see itís confirmed and has a date set. Too bad itís still a ways down the line though.
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

Well good news is Denzel Washington does not age
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1 was good, 2 was garbage, so it could go either way.
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

Denzel will be a few months away from turning 69 when this is released. Hell, Stallone is still making action movies at his age. Denzel can still pass for someone in his mid 50s IMO.
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

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Denzel will be a few months away from turning 69 when this is released. Hell, Stallone is still making action movies at his age. Denzel can still pass for someone in his mid 50s IMO.
Mid 50s? Hell, I could buy him as someone in his early 50s!
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They need to go the Death Wish III route and make it bonkers.
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Re: The Equalizer 3 (2023, D: Fuqua) -- S: Denzel Washington

I didnít realize heís that old, but I guess it makes sense.

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