Denzel Washington Returns as The Equalizer 2 Gets 2017 Release

A sequel to the The Equalizer with Denzel Washington has been green-lit. Columbia Pictures has officially set a 2017 release date for the follow-up to Antoine Fuqua’s 2014 adaptation. The sequel is set for September 29, 2017 – set almost 3 years after the first film: September 26th, 2014.
The Equalizer 2

In the first film, Denzel Washington starred as Robert McCall, a former black ops commando who faked his own death to to live a quiet life in Boston, but comes out of self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl from Russian gangsters.

Washington confirmed he would return for a sequel if it came to be (and it looks like it will), but there is no word yet on who will direct. Perhaps Antoine Fuqua will return as the two have been succesful in the past (Training Day & now The Equalizer) and are currently working together on The Magnificent Seven remake. Interestingly enough, The Magnificent Seven will be a remake of a remake (the John Sturges western classic) of a remake: Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. Not including the TV series (1998-2000).

What are your thoughts on The Equalizer movie adaptation? What do you think of a sequel being made? Would you want director Antoine Fuqua to return?

Let us know below!

6/11/2015 – 4:30 pm

by James

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8 Comments on "Denzel Washington Returns as The Equalizer 2 Gets 2017 Release"

  1. Can’t wait for the sequel, the first was absolutely brilliant!! Denzel is superb!!!

    • Thanks for the Comment Karen! I agree, Denzel is the absolute best, I can’t wait either! A perfectly executed film, the only thing I wish they do in the sequel is develop Chloe Morets Grace’s character more. Maybe he trains her to be like him? That would be cool…

      – J

  2. It will be difficult for any movie to come up behind this work of art. The lighting, suspense and juxtaposition where top shelf. Denzel is perfect in this role, and I look forward to the sequel.

    • I agree Rob, thanks for such an intelligent comment! I believe the casting of Denzel as The Equalizer is as spot-on as Hugh Jackman as Wolverine! I also think this has the potential to develop into a nice little franchise of it’s own, especially if Antoine Fuqua returns to direct. The two have such a chemistry, and you can feel it through the film.

  3. I was wondering when it would happen. They approached Denzel initially promising a franchise to him. Now he is establishing as the proper Equalizer, like in the series. I wonder if he is going to move to a better apartment or fill in his life with something more.
    I think Chloe’s character should be left in the first movie. She was great. The movie isn’t about her anymore. It’s about McCall.

    • thesecondtake | June 18, 2016 at 2:59 AM | Reply

      I can’t wait for the sequel, it has promise as a franchise! Exactly… Chloe Moretz shouldn’t continue in the next film.

  4. Excellent movie love Denzel. Can’t wait for the sequel.

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