The Equalizer 3 has begun filming with the cameras rolling! The third episode of the vigilante action franchise has officially started filming, and Sony Pictures has verified this and shared the first set stills, fueling fan excitement.
Starring in the movie is Gaia Scodellaro, Dakota Fanning, and Denzel Washington. The sequel will be helmed by Antoine Fuqua, who also directed the first two movies in the series. Continue reading to see the first images and learn more about the movie.
The Equalizer 3 Filming is Officially Underway in Italy
With Dakota Fanning and Gaia Scodellaro joining Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua for #TheEqualizer3, Sony Pictures announced the start of production on social media. Currently being produced in Italy’s Amalfi Coast.
They additionally shared four photos taken on the set, in which the cast members and director Fuqua were seen grinning and posing for the camera. The movie will be set against the backdrop of Italian seaside communities, according to the images.
Although the movie’s plot is unknown, Fuqua revealed some details in a prior interview, saying, “Hopefully, show a bit more about Robert.” Yes, I believe learning more about Robert McCall is the key.
When will Equalizer 3 be Released?
The movie’s release date was previously set by Sony Pictures as September 1, 2023. Since then, there have been no updates on the release date. However, given that filming has already begun, we may presume that Sony will be able to achieve the deadline.
The franchise’s earlier films have enjoyed tremendous box-office success. In 2014, the first Equalizer movie was released, grossing $101 million domestically and $192 million internationally. The second movie was released in 2018 and made $190 million worldwide while taking in $102 million in the US.
Director Fuqua indicated an interest in continuing the series in a foreign country in August 2018. Denzel Washington was set to reprise his role as the protagonist in the third movie, which was formally confirmed in January of this year.
Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning Reunite After 18 Years
Dakota Fanning will make her cinematic debut in The Equalizer 3, while Washington has appeared in all of the previous installments. After collaborating in the 2004 thriller Man on Fire, the two actors will be reuniting for the first time.
Fuqua claimed that after seeing Washington and Fanning’s 2004 movie, she had the notion to put them together. Apparently, Dakota [Fanning] and [late director Tony Scott’s] birthdays were discussed while I was on the phone with Denzel, and Man on Fire came up while we were just talking about [The Equalizer 3] and [his] upcoming birthday.
I then wondered, “How old is Dakota now?” We said, “Oh sure, she’s about the appropriate age,” after that. She’s about the right age, we agreed, and I remarked that it would be cool to bring her back. So that’s kind of how it went, he said, and when I met her, I knew I loved her the moment I walked into the room and saw her.
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