Denzel Washington plans to return to acting in Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Equalizer 3’

After a cutting-edge performance and a tender directorial debut, Denzel Washington seems eager to once again open up another brutal box of criminal screaming. According to a report by Collider, the illustrious actor is ready to make his return to action films with Equalizer 3.

The report draws details from a separate interview with ColliderEditor-in-Chief, Steven Weintraub. At one point in the encounter, Washington notes that the next installment of the vigilante franchise has a completed storyline, though his character’s destination is still under wraps. Washington’s first spin with the property came in 2014. Skeptics nodded to one of Hollywood’s top players, Gun Fu, but the series has so far grossed nearly 400 million dollars worldwide. Who says you can’t teach a veteran actor to sink some teeth?

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According to the report, sources familiar with the project say Washington won’t be the only star to make a comeback. Antoine Fuqua, who directed the first and second films in the series, is being courted for the final feature. The equalizer marked the first collaboration between Washington and Fuqua in over a decade; the pair previously worked together on the director’s gritty crime drama, training day, which launched several careers and won Washington the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Since then, Fuqua has forged his career on a balance between thrillers and action films (Shooter, Olympus has fallen, The Magnificent Seven). He is also coming off a busy year, having made two Infinite and The guilty Last year. Apple TV+ will release Fuqua’s next film, Emancipation, This year.

Equalizer 3 does not have a confirmed release date at this time.

What do you think? Are you interested in seeing Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua take down a few more crooks? Let us know in the comments below!

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