The Equalizer 2 hits theaters July 20
Denzel Washington is back on the big screen for The Equalizer 2 in July. The first movie — based on the ’80s TV series of the same name — came out in September 2014 and was directed by Antoine Fuqua.
The original Equalizer followed Washington as Robert McCall, an ordinary employee at a Boston Home Mart. He has OCD and seems to live a normal life, but also has a secret history with violence as a retired CIA agent and trained killer who helps fight for the people who can’t fight for themselves. One example: Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young prostitute under the control of Russian gangsters, who ends up in the ICU from their abuse. Most notably, McCall times how long it takes to assassinate his targets.
“They killed my friend. So I’m gonna kill each and every one of them. And the only disappointment is that I only get to do it once,” Denzel Washington’s Robert McCall says in the first trailer for “The Equalizer 2.”
The movie, directed by Antoine Fuqua, follows Washington’s “high-level paid government assassin” as he seeks revenge for his friend’s murder. His journey takes him around the world, particularly to Turkey to save a young girl who was kidnapped from her American mother, as detailed in the opening sequence of the trailer.