Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning Reunite for "The Equalizer 3"

The iconic duo of the renowned actors Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning have once again teamed up for ‘The Equalizer 3’, the latest addition to a hit action franchise that has taken the world by storm for its riveting plot and intense adrenaline-packed action scenes.

After their collaboration on the blockbuster flick ‘Man on Fire’ almost 2 decades ago, Denzel and Dakota reunited for another action-packed flick that delivered the same impact and intensity that resonated with audiences way back during the first time they worked together.

The chemistry between the two stars has been so widely recognized that another partnership in Equalizer 3 was definitely something that fans and audiences eagerly looked forward to. And the end result certainly delivered and made all of the hype surrounding the film worth it.

The secret behind the seamless acting chops when Denzel and Dakota work together is that the two actors are actually close friends in real life. Thanks to the obvious bond that the pair have built over the years, Equalizer 3 came to be a success spearheaded by a duo of skilled and talented performers.

Antoine Fuqua, the director of Equalizer 3, shared more about the working relationship between Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning. He said, “You could definitely tell they had history. They’re also friends. She’s friends with Denzel’s kids as well, so you could see the love between them.” 

He added, “They would laugh and talk, and sometimes, he’d look over at me and say that he can’t believe she’s a grownup now. So it was a really good experience.” Well, the results of this solid connection between the two actors were crystal clear on-screen.

Naturally showcasing a bond that most people can attribute to a “father-daughter” relationship, seeing a grown-up Dakota Fanning play alongside a legendary actor such as Denzel Washington (who reprises his role as Robert McCall, a retired Marine who serves as the franchise’s leading character) is guaranteed to score big at the box office — and indeed it has become a breakthrough success since it premiered.

Released in the United States on September 1, 2023 — Equalizer 3 earned an estimated amount of $168 million at the box office, it comes as no surprise that the casting of such big names in Equalizer 3 has captivated many viewers, rightfully giving the film a spot in the list of the biggest flicks to come out this year.

By Neil Gregorio

Neil Gregorio is an advertising copywriter who writes as a hobby; when he is away from the keyboard, he spends his time watching Japanese animated shows and jamming out to his favorite rock music.