Fans of the cop-action extravaganza series should be fist-pumping in the air right now, as Bad Boys 3 is officially a thing. That’s right – Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey are set to return.
The original news of the film came out when Martin Lawrence said that a script was in the works. While this was promising, it’s a far cry from an official announcement, but Will Smith has now confirmed the project.
Chatting on Radio 1Xtra, Smith said that “I saw Martin [Lawrence] a few weeks ago. I haven’t seen him for about two years. We just looked at each other. We hugged. In that moment we knew we were making another Bad Boys. We’re definitely doing another one”.
The last instalment, Bad Boys 2, released in 2003 and made a truckload at the box-office, over $273 million, so another patrol for everyone’s favourite chaotic police officers should be another huge hit.
Bad Boys 3, which is scheduled for February 2017, won’t be the last Bad Boys film though, as it was confirmed two sequels were being planned. Whether Smith comes back for Bad Boys 4 as well – dated for July 3rd 2019 – remains to be seen. It’s also speculated that Joe Carnahan (Narc, The Grey) will indeed be writing and directing the new film.
More details on the two news films have not been forthcoming thus far, but we’ll keep you posted as we hear more on them…