The Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington, caused a stir when it was first released in 2014 and became a box office success, paving the way for a sequel. The Equalizer 2 hit theaters in 2018, and now, after four years, we eagerly await The Equalizer 3.
Equalizer 3 Release Date
We finally have the release date for The Equalizer 3! The movie will hit theaters on September 1, 2023. Unfortunately, we don’t have any information about the plot of the upcoming movie yet. However, we do know that the third film will also be directed by Antoine Fuqua.
Equalizer 2 Recap
At the beginning of The Equalizer 2, we see McCall searching for the nine-year-old daughter of a bookstore owner in Istanbul. Her violent Turkish father has kidnapped the little girl. After confronting the father, McCall kills the father and his thugs.
An elderly Holocaust survivor looking for a picture of his sister is also helped by McCall. The siblings have been torn apart in Nazi concentration camps. Finally, McCall helps his apartment building by hiring a young painter to repaint some of the graffiti-covered walls.
Susan is asked to join Dave York in investigating the suicide of an agency member and his wife in Brussels. After investigating the scene, she’s attacked and killed in her hotel room. The agency describes it as a robbery gone wrong. McCall launches an investigation and concludes that the murder was intentional because the stabbings were skillfully executed. He also concludes that the death of the agency employee was a homicide and not a suicide because he believes there is a connection between the two cases.
He then contacts York, who is overcoming shock to learn that his old friend is still alive. McCall learns from York that he will discreetly investigate the deaths. Miles is forced to join a small gang in Boston, where McCall rescues him. When Miles reads Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, McCall will hire Miles to paint his kitchen again.
The assassin then shoots McCall while pretending to be a passenger. McCall abandons the car and burns it after killing the victim and stealing his cell phone. He discovers York’s phone number was on the caller ID. McCall confronts York at his home, using his family as a shield against reprisals. York admits that he turned to mercenary work because he felt mistreated and abandoned by the government. He also admits that he killed Susan because he believed she would find out that he was responsible for the murder in Brussels.
Kovac, Ari, and Resnik, members of York’s mercenary team, show up to assist York. McCall and York’s unwitting family leave York’s house.
Later, Resnik and Ari travel to Susan’s house to assassinate Brian. However, McCall intervenes and helps Brian escape. While Miles is painting the walls in McCall’s apartment, York and Kovac break in. Miles uses his phone to call McCall, who explains to Miles how to get into his panic room. McCall calls his ex-partner to mock York when he tries to find the panic room. York and Kovac then leave the apartment, and Miles emerges from his hiding place. He is taken into custody by York as he tries to flee the apartment.
York realizes that McCall has been visiting his home on the coast. As a hurricane approaches, the community is evacuated, but McCall hides there anyway. Miles travels to the town with York and his group. York takes a sniper position on the watchtower and waits for the rest of his group to conduct a search. Kovac enters a fishing store and McCall kills him with a harpoon gun. After using pictures of Susan to distract the mercenary, McCall stabs Ari with knives. Resnik is lured to the former bakery of McCall’s late wife, where he is then killed by a flour explosion.
McCall learns that Miles is in the trunk of his car. York fires on the trunk to draw McCall out. McCall then confronts York in a hand-to-hand fight. York is slain by McCall and the mercenary’s body is subsequently kicked over the tower. McCall frees Miles, who remains unharmed.
Upon his return to Boston, Susan uses her knowledge of Sam’s painting to help McCall connect Sam with his long-lost sister. After completing the mural on the apartment building, Miles goes back to school so he can focus on his art. After facing his problems, McCall returns to his former home on the coast.
Equalizer 3 Cast
There’s not much information about The Equalizer 3 cast yet, but we do know that multi-award-winning actor Denzel Washington will return for the third part. Also, Dakota Fanning has been cast in a supporting role. Washington and Fanning already worked together in the 2004 film Man on Fire, when Fanning was only 10 years old.