The Equalizer 2(sometimes promoted asThe Equalizer IIorEQ2) is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua. It is the sequel to the 2014 filmThe Equalizer, which was based on the TV series of the same name. The film stars Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, and Bill Pullman. It follows retired United States Marine and ex-DIA agent Robert McCall as he sets out on a path of revenge after one of his friends is killed. The film is the fourth collaboration between Washington and Fuqua, followingTraining Day(2001),The Equalizer, andThe Magnificent Seven(2016).
Talks of anEqualizersequel began seven months prior to the release of the first film. The project was officially announced in April 2015. Filming began in September 2017, and took place in Boston as well as other areas around Massachusetts. It also marks the first time Washington has starred in a sequel to one of his films.