Denzel Washington is back as the retired CIA black ops operative Robert McCall in the highly anticipated “The Equalizer 3.” The official red band trailer has been released, giving fans a glimpse of what’s to come in the latest installment of the franchise. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the movie promises to be an action-packed thrill ride, as McCall takes on a dangerous Italian mafia.
Synopsis: Robert McCall (Washington) is now retired and living a quiet life. But when he learns that his former partner, Susan Plummer (Melissa Leo), has been killed while investigating a case in Italy, he springs into action. McCall travels to Italy to seek revenge and uncover the truth about Plummer’s death. Along the way, he teams up with Plummer’s daughter, Susan (Dakota Fanning), to take on the Italian mafia.
The trailer for “The Equalizer 3” has been met with excitement from fans of the franchise. The action-packed footage showcases McCall’s skills as a former CIA operative, as he takes on a group of heavily armed Italian gangsters. The trailer also features Fanning’s character, who appears to be a skilled hacker and McCall’s partner in taking down the mafia.
The evolution of the franchise
“The Equalizer” franchise began in 2014 with the first movie directed by Fuqua and starring Washington. The movie was a box office hit, grossing over $190 million worldwide. The success of the first movie led to a sequel, “The Equalizer 2,” which was released in 2018 and grossed over $190 million worldwide.
With “The Equalizer 3,” the franchise continues to evolve, as McCall takes on a new challenge in a new location. The addition of Fanning’s character adds a new dynamic to the story, and the inclusion of the Italian mafia as the main villain promises to provide a fresh take on the franchise.
Release Date and Cast
“The Equalizer 3” is set to be released on August 18, 2023. In addition to Washington and Fanning, the movie stars Queen Latifah, who plays a former colleague of McCall’s. The movie is directed by Fuqua, who has worked with Washington on several other movies, including “Training Day” and “The Magnificent Seven.”
Fans of the franchise will surely be excited for the release of “The Equalizer 3.” With an all-star cast, thrilling action sequences, and a new location and villain, the movie promises to be a hit. The trailer has already generated a lot of buzz, and it will be interesting to see how the movie performs at the box office when it is released later this year.