In a new interview, where Denzel Washington discussed his upcoming turn as Lord Hamlet in “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” he let slip a claim that not only does “The Equalizer 3” already have a script, but he has already committed to it. “They have written the third ‘Equalizer,'” Washington said, “so I’m scheduled to do that.”
Washington enjoys his ability to move between such different roles. “Macbeth,” however director Joel Coen has chosen to adapt it, is famously difficult material for any actor, and the “American Gangster” star is ready to switch things up and get back to brawling. “I get to beat people up again,” he joked. “The tragedy of Macbeth and then going and beating some people up. Can’t get any better, right?”
This does not equate to an official confirmation for “The Equalizer 3,” since no studio has officially greenlit the project. But it’s a solid bet that fans can expect it to come down the pike at some point in the future. For those in need of a Denzel fix while they wait, “receive what cheer you may” from seeing such a venerated actor in “The Tragedy of Macbeth” when it comes to Apple TV+ on Friday.