Denzel Washington has making movies since 1981, but the one thing he hasn’t done in Hollywood until now is make a sequel. “The Equalizer 2” gives the movie icon his first franchise, and Sony has debuted the ass-kicking first trailer to the sequel to 2014’s box office hit.
“The Equalizer 2” finds Washington resuming the role of Robert McCall, a former CIA black-ops operative turned justice-seeking vigilante in Boston. The sequel co-stars “Moonlight” breakout Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman, and Pedro Pascal. Antoine Fuqua, who directed Washington in the first film and in “Training Day” and “The Magnificent Seven,” returns in the director’s chair.
Washington’s last two roles in “Roman J, Israel, Esq.” and “Fences” landed him Oscar nominations for Best Actor. His last blockbuster was Fuqua’s “Magnificent Seven” remake in 2014.
“The Equalizer 2” opens in theaters July 20. Watch the first trailer below.