Denzel Washington Gets Violent In First Action-Packed Trailer For The Equalizer 2

Denzel Washington Gets Violent In First Action-Packed Trailer For The Equalizer 2Sony Pictures

The first trailer for The Equalizer 2, the sequel to Denzel Washington’s blood-soaked, action cult classic, has dropped online.

Everyone’s favourite former CIA operative turned violent vigilante Robert McCall is back in a brand new adventure.

Check out the exciting action-packed trailer for The Equalizer 2 here:

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The first Equaliser film was based on the TV show of the same name and saw McCall face off against the insidious Russian mafia.

While not a massive critical success, the film sits at 60 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, it was a hit with fans and did well commercially bringing in an impressive $192.3 million against a budget of just  $73 million.

With a box-office like that, it’s clear why Sony was keen to develop a sequel to the first film, in fact, the studio was so confident in the film they greenlit it seven months before the first Equaliser movie was even released.

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The sequel was confirmed in 2015 and Denzel signed on to reprise the role of McCall just a few months later, making it his first ever sequel, along with the original director Antoine Fuqua.

Back in 2014 Fuqua addressed the possibility of a sequel in an interview with Variety in 2014, he said:

If Denzel wants to do another one, I’m there. It’s such an interesting character. It could be more international. This is a guy who could work in Home Mart one day, or go blend in while living in Italy. There’s room for development and evolution.

Can’t wait!

The Equalizer 2 bursts into cinemas on August 17 in the UK and July 20 in the US.