Fans of the iconic vigilante Robert McCall, portrayed by Denzel Washington, are in for a treat as they get an early glimpse of The Equalizer 3. IGN reports that the highly-anticipated digital premiere of the third installment in the franchise is just around the corner, set for October 3. Viewers can now enjoy the gripping opening sequence where McCall takes on Sicilian gangsters in a vineyard, setting the tone for a visceral cinematic experience.
A Masterpiece of Violence: The Equalizer 3’s Intense Start
Director Antoine Fuqua’s promise of a “masterpiece of violence” is evident from the outset. The film kicks off with McCall facing off against Lorenzo Vitale’s (Bruno Bilotta) ruthless gang in Sicily, seemingly in a life-or-death situation. However, McCall’s tactical prowess and lethal skills quickly turn the tables, setting the stage for a high-octane narrative.
The Final Chapter: McCall’s Confrontation With the Sicilian Mafia
The Equalizer 3 marks the conclusion of McCall’s journey as a former DIA operative who seeks solace in southern Italy but gets entangled with the Sicilian Mafia. As McCall battles to protect the disadvantaged, his newfound friends become pawns in the hands of the crime organization. This leads to gripping and bloody confrontations that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
Box Office Success and Critical Acclaim
The Equalizer 3, which debuted on September 1, has found success both critically and commercially. With a global box office gross of $158.3 million against a $70 million budget, it may be the lowest-earning entry in the trilogy, but it has garnered the highest critical acclaim, boasting a 75% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Denzel Washington’s Farewell to The Equalizer Franchise
Denzel Washington has confirmed that The Equalizer 3 marks his final appearance in the franchise, closing a successful chapter in his career. Antoine Fuqua has expressed interest in a potential fourth installment, but only if Washington decides to return. Additionally, there is talk of a prequel featuring John David Washington, the actor’s son.
An Impressive Cast and The Series’ Origins
The Equalizer 3 stars Denzel Washington alongside Dakota Fanning (Emma Collins), David Denman (Frank Conman), and Eugenio Mastrandrea (Gio Bonucci). While the film series is based on the ’80s TV show of the same name, it stands out as a unique cinematic experience, separate from the successful reboot starring Queen Latifah.
Stream The Equalizer 3 Now on Prime Video
For fans eager to dive into the action, The Equalizer 3 is available for streaming on Prime Video, providing an opportunity to witness Denzel Washington’s gripping portrayal of Robert McCall in his final adventure.