Following last month’s report on the film, Will Smith (Aladdin) has taken to Instagram to confirm the news that he and Martin Lawrence will return for the third Bad Boys movie, Bad Boys for Life. Further details for the third film are currently being kept under wraps but you can check out the video below!
The original Bad Boys made $141.4 million worldwide back in 1995, while its sequel, simply titled Bad Boys 2, erupted for $273.3 million during the 2003 summer movie season. Both were directed by Michael Bay, who then departed for the Transformers series.
Since then, various writers and directors have flirted with the project, including Joe Carnahan, who was already in the pre-viz stage with several action scenes, but ultimately vacated the gig in March of 2017 due to scheduling and/or creative differences, depending on the source.
Directing duties then fell to Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who are best known for directing episodes of FX’s Snowfall.
“These guys are amazing,” Panitch said. “They loved the first movies, but they’re not afraid to change things up.”
Bad Boys for Life will land in theaters on January 17, 2020..
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