Once more, the formidable duo, Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua, collaborate for the concluding chapter of The Equalizer saga, ‘The Equalizer 3’. The storyline finds Robert McCall seeking solace and satisfaction in Southern Italy. However, his peace is disturbed when the Mafia interferes with his life. Washington and Fuqua mutually agree that it’s time for McCall’s narrative to conclude, with the character achieving a sense of joy and closure.
Denzel Washington has been personifying Robert McCall for nearly a decade. He first collaborated with Antoine Fuqua in 2014 on ‘The Equalizer’, a partnership which reignited their successful professional relationship first established in 2001 with ‘Training Day’— a film that earned Washington an Academy Award. Their project brought back to life the popular suspense-filled television series from the 80s.
In this series, McCall, a retired intelligence operative with a hidden past, chooses to repent for his previous deeds by leveraging his exceptional abilities to aid those with no one else on their side. Taking on the alias “The Equalizer”, he functions as a mercenary vigilante. In the film adaptations, namely ‘The Equalizer’ and its sequel, ‘The Equalizer 2’, Washington portrays McCall as a solitary avenger striving to rectify the injustices faced by those he meets, despite grappling with his own emotional challenges.
Now, Washington and Fuqua are back for what they perceive to be the concluding episode of the saga they started unfolding in 2014 — ‘The Equalizer 3’. The storyline now follows Robert McCall to Southern Italy where he hopes to spend his remaining years in serenity after achieving peace and satisfaction. Yet, this proves challenging when the Mafia intrudes into McCall’s life.
Washington sees this as the appropriate moment for McCall’s cinematic journey to end, with the character gaining a semblance of happiness. The actor confessed to Empire that he was astonished that his stint as McCall has lasted longer than initially expected.
“I don’t want to say he’s found happiness, and I don’t want to give it all away, but he meets someone lovely, he’s in a lovely town and he seems to be at peace. That seems to be a good place to stop. I didn’t know that there were going to be three. Definitely didn’t know that when we did the first one. I didn’t know how it would end.”
Meanwhile, Fuqua feels a sense of closure regarding McCall’s final showdown. The director remarked, “This is it. Robert McCall, the everyday hero, has to retreat at some point. It’s time for someone else to take the mantle of justice. McCall has done his part. Now, he’s in a foreign land, trying to find his place in the world. That’s really what’s important.”
Without a doubt, he’ll still confront and overthrow several menacing Mafiosos along the way – and that’s exactly why audiences remain captivated. The release date for ‘The Equalizer 3’ has been disclosed, with the movie set to premiere on September 1st, 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about ‘The Equalizer 3’
Who are the key collaborators in ‘The Equalizer 3’?
The key collaborators in ‘The Equalizer 3’ are Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua. They have worked together multiple times, notably on ‘Training Day’ and previous installments of ‘The Equalizer’ series.
Where is the setting for ‘The Equalizer 3’?
‘The Equalizer 3’ is set in Southern Italy. The protagonist, Robert McCall, portrayed by Denzel Washington, is seeking peace and contentment there, but his plans are disrupted by the Mafia.
Is ‘The Equalizer 3’ the final installment in the series?
Yes, both Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua have expressed that ‘The Equalizer 3’ is intended to be the final chapter of Robert McCall’s story.
When is ‘The Equalizer 3’ set to be released?
‘The Equalizer 3’ is expected to hit screens on September 1st, 2023.
What is the character Robert McCall’s background?
In the series, Robert McCall is a retired intelligence agent with a mysterious past. After leaving his dangerous life behind, he uses his unique skills to help those who have no one else to turn to. He operates as a vigilante for hire, known as ‘The Equalizer’.