Martin Lawrence Confirms Bad Boys 3 With Will Smith & Details Surface About The Story

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Fifteen years after Bad Boys II, a third film is cemented. For those anticipating Bad Boys For Life, this is not the first time they have heard this. Back in mid-2015, fans were promised a third and fourth installment in the action-comedy franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. With a theatrical release date of February 2017 first reported by Variety, things appeared to be set.

That is not what happened. In the time since, the writer/director first attached to the third film, Joe Carnahan, dropped out.

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However, things are in motion, and even the stars are telling fans the good news. Yesterday (October 31), Martin Lawrence posted a photo of he and Smith to Instagram. In the caption, the star signaled that the announcement is official, Bad Boys For Life is happening.


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It’s official. Bad Boys for Life. #teammartymar #badboysforlife @willsmith #weback

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Earlier last month, The Hollywood Reporter stated in January that Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will direct, assuming a post previously held by Michael Bay in the first two films. Meanwhile, Esquire stated that the film has a box office date of January 17, 2020.

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Based on That Hashtag Show‘s report in May, “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. Now the two must work together once again to bring him down.”

2020 is exactly 25 years since the first Bad Boys hit theaters.

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Photograph from Martin Lawrence’s Instagram.