Director Antoine Fuqua and leading man Denzel Washington sat down with EBONY after the Los Angeles screening of The Equalizer 2 on July 20. During the conversation, Washington explained why the movie is his first sequel, and Fuqua talked about potentially working on the upcoming Scarface film.
The Oscar-winning actor said the reason he hadn’t appeared in a sequel is that studios haven’t asked. “A lot of movies I’ve done aren’t sequel kind of movies,” he explained. “The only one that I was asked to do was a prequel to, or they talked about a prequel to, [was] Safe House.”
In speaking about sequels, Fuqua was asked to give an update on if he’d be working on the remake of Scarface. “I’ve been helping them develop a script,” he said. “That’s really where that’s at right now, just working on the script to make sure it’s right and it’s its own movie, not ‘Scarface’ that we saw before and not a remake of that.”
The director joked that Washington would be perfect to play the role of Scarface; he would just have to be Dominican.
Watch the full interview above. The Equalizer 2 is in theaters now.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.