Pedro Pascal in Talks to Join Denzel Washington in ‘The Equalizer 2’ as Main Villain

Director Antoine Fuqua is also returning for the sequel

“Game of Thrones” and “Narcos” star Pedro Pascal is in talks to join Sony and Escape Artists “The Equalizer 2” as the main villain, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua are returning for the sequel to the 2014 film. “The Equalizer” is Fuqua’s highest-grossing film and has the record for an R-rated September opening. He also directed “The Magnificent Seven” for Columbia Pictures last year, which gave him the biggest opening of his career. “The Equalizer 2,” is set for release on Sept. 14, 2018 and will begin production in the fall.

“The Equalizer” is based on the 1980s TV show that starred Edward Woodward as the title character. Washington plays retired intelligence officer Robert McCall, whose act of kindness toward a young prostitute gets him embroiled with the Russian mob. Chloe Moretz, Oscar winner Melissa Leo and Bill Pullman co-star.

Pascal plays Javier Peña on the Netflix series “Narcos” and previously starred as Oberyn Martell on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Pascal can next be seen as one of the Statesmen in Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” with Channing Tatum and Taron Egerton.

Pascal is repped by WME, Untitled Entertainment and Jackoway Tyerman.

Variety first reported the news of Pascal’s involvement.