For those of you who love the chemistry between Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in their Bad Boys franchise, get ready for some good news. The actors have signed up for not one, but two, Bad Boys films to hit theaters within the next couple of years.
As reported by Variety: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ was originally dated for June 2, 2017, but was pushed back to 2018. Joe Carnahan is on board to direct the buddy-cop action comedy, taking over for Michael Bay, who helmed the first two pics. Jerry Bruckheimer is back as producer.
Bad Boys 4 is slated for 2019.
The first Bad Boys film debuted in April 1995 and made $141.4 million in box office sales. Its follow-up Bad Boys II came out eight years later with Gabrielle Union sharing the spotlight with the men, and made $273.3 million.
Currently, Smith stars in Collateral Beauty alongside Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren and Naomie Harris. And in August he starred in another ensemble cast film, Suicide Squad, with Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Viola Davis. The last time Lawrence worked was in 2014 in FX’s Partners alongside Kelsey Grammer.