There is a sizable demand for action films starring mature Hollywood superstars, as Taken with Liam Neeson established in 2008, and The Equalizer franchise is no exception. Pedro Pascal is the main bad guy in The Equalizer 2, and while McCall cut out Pascal’s character near the end of the movie, the third act will almost probably include an entertainer of comparable type in the scalawag role. Unfortunately, Washington does not say when The Equalizer 3 will begin filming this year, but considering the time frame, a release date of 2023 seems realistic.
Washington is widely regarded as one of the most talented entertainers working in Hollywood now, and it’s fortunate that, despite his more acclaimed films, fans get to see him for no specific reason, activity planned jobs. The Equalizer films aren’t likely to win Washington any awards, but they do deliver thrills, realistic cruelty, and a significant amount of well-planned action. Despite the fact that Washington is approaching 70 years old, it is likely that The Equalizer 3 will be his final performance as Robert McCall, and that the picture will serve as a send-off for the character.
Then again, Harrison Ford is nearly 80 years old and still plays Indiana Jones, so perhaps Washington has a few more Equalizer movies in him.
Denzel Washington has confirmed that The Equalizer 3 will begin filming in 2022, sooner or later. The Equalizer, based on the 1980s television series of the same name, features Robert McCall (Washington) as he attempts to save a young woman from the clutches of Russian gangsters. The film was moderately successful with critics and audiences, and it did well in the box office, resulting in a sequel in 2018.
While The Equalizer 2 didn’t quite have the same impact on critics as the first picture, it nevertheless did well in the box office. Antoine Fuqua, who directed both parts of The Equalizer, stated shortly after the second film’s release that he was interested in making a third film in the franchise, but there have been few updates on the project as of late. Since The Equalizer 2, both Fuqua and Washington have remained busy, with Fuqua directing Infinite and The Guilty and Washington appearing in The Little Things and, most recently, Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth.