Boston Takes Center Stage in The Equalizer 2 Filming Locations!

The Equalizer 2 is an American vigilante action film starring Denzel Washington in the main of Robert McCall as a former CIA agent who has turned a vigilante now.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua from the screenplay of Richard Wenk, the movie is based on a CBS series of the same name developed by Richard Lindheim and Michael Sloan.

The film has been praised by the critics and audience for its cheesy plot and if you love watching revenge action movies then the movie worth your time because it is full of action packed scenes.

Let’s see where was the whole action took place.

Where was The Equalizer 2 filmed?

The movie was primarily filmed in Boston, Massachusetts during winter 2017. According to MA film association, the shooting began in September 2017 and wrapped in December 2017.

Denzel Washington as Robert McCall in The Equalizer 2 movie
Image: SONY Pictures

Boston is famous for its rich history and beautiful architecture that has been perfectly captured in most-hyped JLo’s Shotgun Wedding movie that has been released on 27 Jan 2023 on Amazon Prime.

Moreover, the neighborhoods of Boston and other cities of Massachusetts offer a diverse range of architecture and suitable backdrops that are required to make a visually stunning movie like Equalizer.

South End, Boston

The South End was used for the shooting of opening scene of the movie, where Robert McCall (played by Denzel Washington) is riding a Lyft through the neighborhood. Specifically, this scene was shot on Shawmut Avenue and the surrounding streets.

Chelsea, Suffolk Country

Chelsea was used for the scene where McCall rescues a girl who is being held captive in a house. This scene was shot on Chestnut Street, near the Chelsea Street Bridge.

Lynn, Essex

The scene where McCall takes the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard was shot at the Lynn Ferry Terminal, the place offers beautiful views of the Boston skyline.

Back Bay, Boston

Denzel Washinton as Robert sitting with his former teammate Dave York in the car discussing the next movie in The Equalizer 2 film
Image: Netflix

Several scenes of The Equalizer 2 was done in Back Bay including the one where McCall meets his friend, Dave York (played by The Last of Us star Pedro Pascal) at a bar.

That is a popular bar named Pour House, located on Boylston Street. Copley Square Hotel was used as an exterior of the hotel where McCall stays.

Martha’s Vineyard, Dukes Country

Martha’s Vineyard was used for several scenes in the movie, including the one where McCall meets his former teammate, Dave at a restaurant.

This scene was shot at the Lookout Tavern in Oak Bluffs and the beach scene in The Equalizer 2 movie was shot at the Inkwell Beach in Oak Bluffs.

You can recognize this location by looking at a scene where McCall and Dave are having a conversation on the beach.

Hingham, Greater Boston

Hingham Cemetery was used for shooting the scene where McCall visits his sister’s grave.

Istanbul, Turkey

The film crew reportedly shot scenes in several different locations of Istanbul, including the historic Grand Bazaar and the Eminönü neighborhood.

You can recognize if you ever been to Turkiye that the car chase scene was done at the historic Bazaar.

According to an interview with the film’s director, Antoine Fuqua, the decision to shoot in Istanbul was motivated by the desire to create an authentic, international flavor for the film.

It is produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Antoine Fuqua under Columbia Pictures, Escape Artists, and Fuqua Films.

What streaming service has Equalizer 2?

The Equalizer 2 is now streaming on Hulu, Fubo, FX Now, and DirecTV inside the United States. However, the Equalizer sequel is available to watch on Netflix in various countries including UK, Canada, Germany, and several other European countries.

The Equalizer 2 Netflix

You can also rent or purchase the movie from Apple TV, Google Play, Amazon, VUDU, Redbox, AMC on Demand or Microsoft Store at a fixed price even if you don’t have a subscription to the streaming network.

However, the best way to watch the Equalizer 2 in US is by taking a Hulu subscription that starts from $5.99 and gives you access to all the Hulu original shows and movies as award winning Parasite, Nomadland, The Rookie, Booksmart, Little Monsters, Palm Springs, Moonlight, etc.


It was a solid sequel but Denzel Washington deserves better, that’s all we have to say.

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