Earlier this year Sony announced that Denzel Washington will be returning to the role of McCall for a sequel to 2014’s The Equalizer, and now producer Todd Black has confirmed to Collider that the follow-up will reunite Washington with director Antoine Fuqua and screenwriter Richard Wenk.
“The script is done,” said Black. “We start shooting right after Labor Day, maybe right before Labor Day depending on Denzel’s schedule. So Equalizer 2 will start shooting in September of next year, maybe earlier depending on another movie that we’re shooting with Denzel before that. We’re going to do a little bit more work and we’re going to go into casting right after that for his nemesis.”
Sony had originally set a September 29th 2017 release date for The Equalizer 2, so that will of course need to be pushed back.