Denzel Confirms “Equalizer 3” Is His Last

Denzel Confirms “Equalizer 3” Is His Last

Denzel Confirms “Equalizer 3” Is His Last
Sony Pictures

Though Sony Pictures shifted a bunch of its release slate around on Friday, one of the films that is not moving is Antoine Fuqua’s “The Equalizer 3” which is still slated to arrive on September 1st.

The project is being touted as Denzel Washington’s final appearance as his character Robert McCall which he played in the 2014 film co-starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Marton Csokas, and its 2018 sequel co-starring Pedro Pascal and Ashton Sanders.

Though he’d been in remakes like “The Manchurian Candidate,” “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Taking of Pelham 123,” 2018’s “The Equalizer 2” marked Washington’s first ever sequel.

The new entry sees Washington reunite with his “Man of Fire” co-star Dakota Fanning. Speaking with Empire, Washington confirms this is the end for Robert McCall:

“I don’t want to say he’s found happiness, and I don’t want to give it all away, but he meets someone lovely, he’s in a lovely town and he seems to be at peace. That seems to be a good place to stop.”

Fuqua concurs, indicating this third instalment – and his fifth collaboration with Washington marks the end of a trilogy:

“This is it. Robert McCall, the working-man hero, at some point he’s got to walk away from it. At some point, someone else has to pick up the ball and serve justice. He’s served his justice. He’s in a foreign place, [and] he’s trying to find a home, find a place in the world. That’s really what’s important.”

In the new film, McCall (Denzel Washington) finds himself surprisingly at home in Southern Italy. He soon discovers his new friends are under the control of local crime bosses and soon takes on the mafia.

David Denman, Gaia Scodellaro, Sonia Ben Ammar, Remo Girone, Andrea Dodero and Eugenio Mastrandrea co-star. “The Equalizer 3” opens in cinemas on September 1st.

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