Heading into his seventies, the prominent actor still has a few punch in reserve. This week, Denzel Washington He assured that he will return to the film saga of The vigilante, through a future third installment.
In 2014, the first title of that series of films distributed by Sony Pictures premiered. Since then, Washington has played the irrepressible Robert McCall, a retired US intelligence agent, who much to his regret must return to action. A sequel to The Equalizer —Original name of the franchise— debuted in 2018 and so far, both films have become blockbusters. Will the third manage to continue that streak?
For now, the Oscar winner already predicts to undergo rigorous training in preparation for his character. In a recent interview with Collider, Denzel Washington assured that he will star The vigilante 3, a project that also already has a script.
The actor comes from starring Macbeth’s tragedy, a modern film adaptation of the world-renowned play. Therefore, it is curious that after immersing himself in the Shakespearean tale, Washington returns to his old ways as an intrepid action hero.
«They have written the third of The vigilante, so I have agreed to do it«, He commented in that interview. «I’ll have to get in shape and start hitting people again. I will be able to hit people again. Macbeth’s tragedy and then go and hit some people. It can’t be better, right?«
Also according to Collider, some sources have pointed out that Antoine Fuqua -Director of the two previous films- holds talks to also take the reins of The vigilante 3. In July 2018, Fuqua confessed to being delighted with the possibility of such a project.
“Personally, I would love for it to happen. I mean, the audience has spoken, so I hope that [a la franquicia] keep going well in your life. Sony has mentioned it and talked about it. It would be great to do it again, “said the filmmaker to The Hollywood Reporter. It would be great to do it again with Denzel. I look forward to The vigilante 3, if that happens”.
And I add:
“I would love for it to take place internationally. I think Denzel would make a great James Bond type character. [Denzel y yo] we talk about many different things. I have some things that I am developing and roles that I would like him to play. This is usually how it works with him. I’m imagining him as a cowboy or something, and then I have to propose to him.
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