Denzel Washington movies Equalizer 3| Dakota Fanning and Denzel Washington reunited


Since the release of the first Equalizer in 2014 there is a lingering question that whether Denzel Washington movies Equalizer 3 is scheduled to release or not, viewers hoped for a series. And Sony did not disappoint. With a new trailer drop on the 26th of April. The Equalizer 3 is set to launch on 9.1.2023. So September 1st is when this action-packed movie will be released.

The Equalizer is a movie about a retired CIA agent (Denzel Washington) who uses his skills to help people in need.

Denzel Washington movies Equalizer 3
The Equalizer 3

Dakota and Denzel, 19 years after the movie ‘Man on Fire’ was released we get a glimpse of Dakota Fanning and Denzel Washington together in the new Equalizer 3 Trailer. We get a scene where both are sitting in a street cafe in a conversation, the most probable guess would be that ex-CIA(Denzel) seeking help from a currently employed agent(Dakota).

Gosh… this brings back memories from the time when both actors were together in the movie ‘Man on Fire’. How time flies. A sense of nostalgia for movie enthusiasts who enjoy watching movies of this genre.

Plot Summary Equalizer 3:


Robert Mcall (Denzel Washington) an ex-CIA agent finds himself in a dangerous situation(as usual). This time we get to see Robert Mcall in Italy. Judging by the street cafes majority of the movie is shot in Italy. Where he is caught in the dangerous world of the underground mafia. In the trailer, we also get to see Denzel’s iconic one-liners.

The calm and focused look even under extreme pressure situations, is what grasps the viewer’s attention, The action sequence looks absolutely amazing. Equalizer 3 has raised the bar and expectations even more.

The Equalizer series:

The Equalizer 3 dubbed as the Final chapter is the 3rd movie in the list of movies, the 1st Equalizer was released in 2014 and The Equalizer 2 was released back in 2018. Now we are anticipating the new part to come out during the Fall of 2023 in the Month of September.

Dakota Fanning and Denzel Washington history:

Man on Fire, The first time when these two actors were in a movie together. Dakota was only 9 years of age at the time the movie was shot. Roger Ebert wrote that Fanning “is a pro at only ten years old, and creates a heart-winning character.” Both had a special bond where the young actress was a perfect match for the veteran actor and performed even better than most second actors in my opinion.

Now after 19 years, Sony Pictures Releasing catches us off guard by casting them both in a movie together. This is what we call a pleasant surprise and a blessing in disguise.

List of Denzel Washington movies:

Glory (1989)


Malcolm X (1992)


Courage Under Fire (1996)

Courage Under Fire
Courage Under Fire

Remember the Titans (2000)

Remember the Titans
Remember the Titans

Training Day (2001)

Training Day

Inside Man (2006)

Inside Man

American Gangster (2007)

American Gangster
American Gangster

Unstoppable (2010)


The Magnificent Seven (2016)

The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven

The Little Things (2021)

The Little Things
The Little Things

Why does the character of Denzel check his watch every time in the movie:

Robert McCall during his time working as a covert operative for the government was the top agent of his time. Looking at the character’s strict lifestyle and his attention to detail we get a sense of his impeccable discipline and that he hasn’t forgotten his ways as a spy.

He checks his watch as part of his routine which helps him maintain his sense of discipline even though he is retired now. They say old habits die hard.

The watch serves as a way to reinforce McCall’s character traits of discipline, organization, and commitment to helping others.

What are some movies like Equilizer:

  1. John Wick: This movie stars Keanu Reeves as a retired hitman who seeks revenge against the people who wronged him. The action scenes are intense, and the choreography is impressive.
  2. Taken: Liam Neeson stars in this movie as a former government agent who must rescue his daughter from human traffickers. It’s a high-stakes thriller with plenty of action.
  3. Man on Fire: This film also stars Denzel Washington, and it has a similar tone to “The Equalizer.” Washington plays a bodyguard who goes on a killing spree to protect his young charge. The action is brutal and intense.
  4. The Bourne Identity: This movie stars Matt Damon as a man who wakes up with no memory of who he is and must evade assassins while trying to uncover his past. It’s a fast-paced thriller with plenty of action.
  5. The Accountant: Ben Affleck stars in this movie as a high-functioning autistic accountant who moonlights as a hitman. The action is cleverly choreographed and the plot is full of twists and turns.
  6. Jack Reacher: Tom Cruise stars in this movie as an ex-military investigator who is called in to solve a murder case. It’s a taut thriller with plenty of action and suspense.
  7. Atomic Blonde: Charlize Theron stars in this movie as a British spy who must navigate a web of deceit in order to uncover a double agent. The action scenes are well-choreographed and the plot is full of twists and turns.


The Equalizer 3 does look like a promising action-jammed movie with solid one-liners and amazing dialogue delivery. The cast looks genuinely good and the reunion of Dakota Fanning and Denzel is a welcome sight to the fans. It will not disappoint.

Do let us know what you think the movie will be like looking at the Trailer.

Happy Viewing!!