Hollywood legend Denzel Washington has had a distinguished acting career. His journey in the acting business spans more than 40 years. He has appeared in almost every type of film you can imagine. From action movies like The Magnificent Seven and Unstoppable to gripping thrillers like Safe House and The Equalizer, Washington portrayed every character beautifully.

Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington

He has delighted audiences all over the world for many years. He has won two Academy Awards. Training Day has been one of Washington’s career’s best movies. But now that the filmmaker has acknowledged it, it appears that we won’t be getting the Training Day prequel. And Denzel Washington is the cause of this.

The possibility of a Training Day prequel being pulled is due to Denzel Washington

Fans of the timeless crime drama Training Day will have to accept that the idea of a prequel to this legendary movie has gone out with the wind. The film’s director, Antoine Fuqua, recently provided some new information regarding the project. He made it clear that Denzel Washington’s participation in any potential Training Day prequel would be crucial, and the opportunity for such a production has regrettably passed.

Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua had an extraordinary working relationship. This paved the way for projects like The Equalizer and The Equalizer 3. Fuqua does admit that a Training Day prequel would have made sense only if it had starred Denzel Washington at the appropriate point in his career. Fuqua stated that while it could have been interesting to investigate what Washington’s character, Alonzo Harris, did while vacationing in Las Vegas, it wouldn’t have the same effect without the actor’s involvement.

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Antoine Fuqua
Antoine Fuqua

I’m not sure. It’s still good over evil, no matter what. No matter how seductive evil can be, you still make the right choices, but the world has changed,” Fuqua said. Fuqua’s remarks also touch on how storytelling changes as the world does. He refers to the timeless theme of good triumphing over evil. He further acknowledged that the situation has changed in the modern era.

A look back at unfulfilled Training Day prequel plans

Fans of Training Day may be disappointed by Antoine Fuqua’s new comments, especially in light of earlier reports from 2019 that stated Warner Bros. was looking into making a prequel. Nick Yarbrough, well-known for his work on Pawn Sacrifice and A Letter from Rose Kennedy was apparently in discussions to pen the prequel’s script at the time. Notably, Fuqua wasn’t involved with the project at that time, and no director had been assigned to it formally.

The previously planned prequel would have provided a look inside Alonzo Harris’s life ten years prior to the events in the first Training Day. No actors had been confirmed for the project, and Denzel Washington, who played Alonzo in the first movie, was unlikely to return in the part without significant de-aging CGI. Denzel Washington’s son John David Washington was said to be in talks to play a younger Alonzo Harris, but nothing was confirmed at the time. Fuqua’s most recent update seems to put an end to any dreams of a Training Day prequel.

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Denzel Washington in Training Day
Denzel Washington in Training Day

Fuqua’s viewpoint is valid because he has a thorough grasp of the story’s foundation. He suggests that interest in a Training Day prequel might have faded over time. Even if the original movie made a big impression more than 20 years ago, there may not be as much interest in reliving Alonzo’s origin story today.

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Source: Screenrant

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