THE EQUALIZER 2 in the Works at Sony

Sony Pictures Sequel

If you were surprised at how enjoyable The Equalizer movie was, then you won’t be surprised to learn that Sony confirmed plans for The Equalizer 2.

Yesterday, during their CinemaCon presentation, the studio announced that it was pressing ahead with a sequel to the Denzel Washington-starring action thriller.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the sleeper hit went on to gross $192.3 million worldwide on a $55 million budget. No word on if Fuqua will return in the director’s chair, but he is teaming up again with Washington who will star alongside Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke in Fuqua’s Magnificent Seven remake.

For now, there’s still no release date set for The Equalizer 2. I wonder what they plan on doing with the sequel. The first film set it up perfectly and ended right at the point of where the CBS crime series of the same name began.

Variety