Yo! Have you heard? The Bad Boys are back (more like Bad men now).
Our speculations about a Bad Boys 3 movie have finally been confirmed. Yesterday, one half of the famous Bad Boys crew Martin Lawrence posted a picture of himself and partner Will Smith with the caption ”It’s official.Bad boys for life”. He wasn’t alone with the announcements as Will Smith also put up a video on his Instagram, that increased our built up hopes.
Bad Boys which first got released in 1995, is an American action comedy film directed by Michael Bay and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith as two Miami narcotics detectives, Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey respectively. It was followed by a sequel, Bad boys 2 in 2003.
Bad Boys 3; Bad boys for life, will be directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. The pair who are behind films such as Black and Gangsta, while also directing episodes of the FX drug drama would take take a front row to bringing this latest version to fruition.
Bad Boys for life is expected to be released on January 17, 2020. Although that’s a year later than expected, it’s still better than nothing for the fans who still remain of this long hibernating series (I’m not being critical, it’s just been a long time since the last film).
The stars of the movie; Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are both signed to return and Jerry Bruckheimer will once again be producing. Meanwhile, the speculation of if Gabrielle Union will reprise her role as Lawrence’s sister from Bad Boys 2, is moving closer to reality, with Ernie Hudson signing up to play Union’s dad.
The original 1995 movie, directed by Michael Bay, put Lawrence on the map and turned Will Smith into a superstar while making a shit load of money. The 2003 sequel earned even more cash while cementing the chemistry between the two stars. The question is, more than 15 years later, can these stars find the magic again, especially without their hyperactive original director by their sides? This is a question that would be answered come January 2020.
I’m excited to see the new spins, drama and twists that is going to come with Bad Boys for life.