Will Smith and Martin Lawrence officially confirm Bad Boys 3 in enthusiastic new video
The first Bad Boys movie came out in 1995, and thrilled audiences with wild blend of action and comedy. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence had found success on television, with The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air and Martin, but this was their first major hit on the big screen. The movie about two Miami detectives cost $19 million to make, and grossed more than $140 million worldwide. The sequel, Bad Boys II, came out in 2003, and made even more money, grossing $273 million.
Then the franchise ground to a halt, with the third movie stuck in development hell. Was it because the stars had become too expensive, or too distracted with other projects? Was it because the producers couldn't find the right script, or were skeptical a second sequel would succeed? (Think about it. You don't often see comedy three-quels.) Whatever the reason, Bad Boys fans have waited fifteen long years to see the comedy icons reunite.
After appearing to confirm Bad Boys 3 in an Instagram photo, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have officially made the official news official, officially. The Men In Black star, and 50-year-old bungee jumper, shared an enthusiastic video, while hanging out on Santa Monica Beach. "It’s been a LOOOONG time Coming. But now it’s Here!" Martin re-shared Will's post, writing, "Can’t wait to hit the ground runnin! Blessed to be a part of such a great film with my brotha @willsmith ?? We still gotta learn the words to the song though! ? #teammartymar #badboysforlife #weback."
Bad Boys For Live, aka Bad Boys 3, will be released on January 17, 2020, according to Variety. Will is reprising his role as wealthy ladies man Mike Lowry and Martin is reprising his role as hard-headed family man Marcus Burnette. It is not known if Gabrielle Union will reprise her role as Syd Burnett, Marcus' sister and Mike's secret lover, who worked undercover for the DEA. Currently, NBC is moving forward LA's finest, a television spin-off starring Union's character, pairing her up with a character played by Jessica Alba. It is not known if there will be any crossover between this series and the third movie.
Jerry Bruckheimer will return to produce, Chris Bremner will write the script, and the filmmaking duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will direct. One source, The Hashtag Show, claims this is the synopsis:
"The film will see Lawrence’s character Marcus Burnett working as a private eye after a falling out with Smith’s Mike Lowery, who is going through a midlife crisis as a bachelor who finally wants to mature, all while dealing with a new a young and cocky partner who is loyal to Lowery but that loyalty is not reciprocated, and finds bond with Burnett when he returns to the fray. Lowery and Burnett are brought together again when a lean, mean, skilled, Albanian mercenary with a vendetta puts a death order on Lowery and Burnett for the death of his brother."
If that information is true, then they still to cast the part of the "young and cocky partner." I vote for Kevin Hart!