Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington’s 2014 film The Equalizer, based on the dimly remembered 80s TV show of the same name, was a surprise sleeper hit, which is why there’s now a whole new crop of bad guys that are about to get Equalized. And The Equalizer 2 also represents something of a milestone for Washington’s career as well, as some official studio ad copy explains:
“Denzel Washington returns to one of his signature roles in the first sequel of his career. Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed – but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?”
Personally, as Denzel sequels go, I would have preferred a Malcolm X 2, but I guess The Equalizer 2 will have to do. And you can take a look at the newly released trailer for the sequel below:
The Equalizer 2 hits movie theaters next month, on July 20th, 2018.