A sequel to Village Roadshow’s The Equalizer is on the way! Columbia Pictures has officially set a 2017 release date for the follow up to director Antoine Fuqua’s 2014 adaptation of the 1980s television series. The Equalizer 2 will hit the big screen September 29, 2017. That’s almost exactly three years after the first film opened.
In the first film, Denzel Washington stars as McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds are stacked against them, and they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
Washington should definitely be returning for The Equalizer 2, although no director or additional cast has, as of yet, been confirmed. Washington is currently reteaming with Fuqua, however, for The Magnificent Seven, a remake of the John Sturges western classic that, in turn, was a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai.
The Equalizer 2 is the first film to claim that September 29, 2017 date.