Director Antoine Fuqua has expressed interest in continuing the story of Denzel Washington’s character, Chisolm, from The Magnificent Seven. As ComicBook.com reports, while promoting Equalizer 3, the director mentioned that he would like to revisit Chisolm. The third Equalizer film is the latest film to bring the auteur and the actor and also represents Fuqua’s first film trilogy.
“I think, Magnificent 7, I always wanted that character [Chisolm] to have more of a story. I wanted a bigger story, an arc with that character, you know? Very cool guy.”
Both his willingness to continue a franchise and his continued work with Denzel Washington provide some hope for a Magnificent Seven sequel. The Emancipation and Training Day director clearly has an ongoing collaborative relationship with the star, which might have something to do with his willingness to make more follow-up films. The 2016 Western was a change of pace in many ways for both artists and could certainly spawn another film or two.
A remake of the 1960 original, The Magnificent Seven stars Denzel Washington as the leader of an outlaw group. The original concept has been remade several times for the large and small screens and was itself a reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s classic Seven Samurai. The original also had three sequels: Return of the Seven (1966), Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969), and The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972)
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Calling Denzel Washington’s character a “very cool guy” Fuqua said he would be interested in telling a further story that he always felt Chisolm deserved. It would be interesting, though, to see how such a film would compete with the new Amazon Studios Magnificent Seven series, which is being written and executive produced by Nic Pizzolatto of True Detective fame. In any case, there is definitely room for another movie.