Denzel Washington has never been one to do sequels, but all that is about to change.

Todd Black, producer of Washington’s big screen adaptation reboot of the 1980’s series The Equalizer, has confirmed that both Washington and director Antoine Fuqua will return for the sequel, with shooting to begin after Labor Day 2017.

“The script is done. We start shooting right after Labor Day, maybe right before Labor Day depending on Denzel’s schedule. So Equalizer 2 will start shooting in September of next year, maybe earlier depending on another movie that we’re shooting with Denzel before that. We’re going to do a little bit more work and we’re going to go into casting right after that for his nemesis”.

The latest collaboration between Washington and Fuqua, The Magnificent Seven, hits theaters today.

The Equalizer 2 is looking to gear up for a 2018 release date.

H/T: Den of Geek