Denzel Washington is returning to the screen in The Equalizer 3, the third and final installment of the film action series. Reprising his role as Robert McCall, the retired government assassin has delivered vengeance on those who prey upon the innocent since The Equalizer first dropped in 2014.

In this installment, McCall has traveled to Southern Italy where he finds a surprising sense of home, only to discover his new friends are under the control of local crime bosses. When events turn deadly, McCall taps into his unique brand of skills to take on the Italian mafia.

With director Antoine Fuqua once again at the helm, The Equalizer 3 promises to be bigger, bolder and bloodier than its predecessors. And only EBONY has the first look featuring the Academy Award-winning actor, which was shot before the onset of the SAG-AFTRA strike, talking about McCall's motivation and what the final Equalizer installment has to offer. Watch below!

The Equalizer 3 is exclusively in theaters on September 1.