During 2015 CinemaCon, Sony Pictures confirmed plans for The Equalizer 2 during their presentation on upcoming films. Sony did not officially comment on The Equalizer 2, but the logo for the film flashed across the screen during their presentation.
In the first Equalizer movie, Denzel Washington starred as Robert McCall, a man of mysterious origin who believed he had put the past behind him and had dedicated himself to creating a quiet new life. However, when he met Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a teenager who had been manhandled by violent Russian mobsters, he simply could not walk away. With his set of formidable skills, McCall came out of self-imposed retirement and emerged as an avenging angel, ready to take down anyone who brutalizes the helpless.
Given the success of The Equalizer at the box office, it had long been suspected that the film would get a sequel.