Bad Boys 4 is officially happening
The “Bad Boys” are officially returning, with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence announcing that they’ll reunite for a fourth film in the franchise.
Sony Pictures confirmed that the untitled sequel is in early pre-production with Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (“Ms. Marvel,” “Rebel”) returning to direct from a script by Chris Bremner. The filmmakers, who also helmed Warner Bros.’ scrapped “Batgirl” movie, directed 2020’s “Bad Boys for Life,” which reunited Smith and Lawrence as Miami-Dade detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, 25 years after the first “Bad Boys” film was released.
Shortly after the threequel hit theaters, Sony announced that a fourth “Bad Boys” film was in development, and “Bad Boys for Life” went on to earn $426.5 million at the worldwide box office as one of the last pre-pandemic era blockbusters.
Bad Boys 4 is officially happening! Franchise stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence shared the news on their respective Instagram accounts Tuesday, posting the same video that they each captioned, “IT’S ABOUT THAT TIME!”
The clip began with Smith, 54, recording himself as he drove to Lawrence’s home, telling viewers from that he was going to provide a “hint” as to what his big news was — before “Shake Ya Tailfeather” by Nelly, Diddy and Murphy Lee, from the Bad Boys II soundtrack, began playing through the speakers. I wish I was you not knowing what I’m about to show me,” Smith told the camera.
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