It’s been a long time coming but the wait is finally over for movie fans as the latest Bad Boys film is already in the works.
The third installment of the Bad Boys movie franchise has gone through some trouble, but Sony Pictures Entertainment finally gave ‘Bad Boys For Life’ an official release date.
According to reports, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will hit the big screen together once again on January 17, 2020. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are set to direct.
The story for the third entry, which will of course bring original stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence back together again, will reportedly center on Mike Lowery (Smith) going through a midlife crisis while Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) works as a private eye. Though the characters have apparently endured a falling out since the last time we saw them, a new common enemy inspires them to set aside their differences.
Both Smith and Lawrence as far back as 2016 have publicly expressed optimism about the then-untitled Bad Boys 2 sequel. During a chat with Jimmy Kimmel that year, Lawrence said the questions he received most from fans revolved around the status of the Bad Boys franchise. “We’re looking towards maybe, you know, March or so, hopefully,” Lawrence said at the time.
“If we can get everybody together at the same time. I don’t think there’s a holdout, it’s just a matter of getting the script right and everything and just doing it at the right time.” Though the film would hit a few roadblocks following Lawrence’s 2016 update, it finally appears to be actually happening.
The original Bad Boys hit theaters in 1995 and grossed $66 million in the domestic box office. Bad Boys II came out eight years later and brought in $139 million domestically.