The Equalizer 2 trailer: Denzel dusts off his .45 and gets back to business

This time it’s personal

“Guys, I’m sixty-fucking-five. Audiences are eventually going to go: ‘Come on.’” These were the wise words of Liam Neeson who had spent the best part of a decade becoming the go-to guy for mid-tier action thrillers (although, he has just finished filming thriller Hard Powder – a remake of the Swedish film In Order of Disappearance, so maybe he isn’t done just yet).

Denzel is not too far behind age wise and seems more than happy to keep churning out these types of films every few years. He’s an actor that can usually turn the dullest affairs into something worth watching but surely he’s got to start thinking about doing more Fences-style stories instead of throwing bad guys through them? Anyway, the trailer for Equalizer 2 is here which you can watch above now.

The set-up is simple enough this time round, with Denzel reappearing as Robert McCall, a man who serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed – but how far will he go when that is someone he loves? I think we all know the answer to this one.

Antoine Fuqua returns to direct the sequel, with a supporting cast featuring Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo.

The ingeniously titled The Equaliser 2 arrives on UK screens on August 17th 2018.

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Steven Sheehan

Updated: Apr 19, 2018

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