Will Smith Says Bad Boys 3 Is "Definitely" Happening

Will Smith Says Bad Boys 3 Is "Definitely" Happening

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Without Michael Bay at the helm, can he and Martin Lawrence recapture the magic of he first two installments?

He might've missed the boat on Independence Day -- or simply been too expensive a package for the boat to handle -- but it looks like Will Smith will be tapping into our nostalgia to dust off an oldie after all.

In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra (video below), the Concussion star confirmed rumors that he would returning to the role that made him an action movie staple, Detective Mike Lowrey, for a third Bad Boys movie. Smith claimed the idea was spurred by a chance run-in with his former Bad Boys co-star, comedian Martin Lawrence.

"I hadn't seen him for about two years, and we just looked at each other," said Smith.

"We hugged and in that moment we both knew we were making another Bad Boys. So we're definitely doing another one."

Directed by Michael Bay, the first Bad Boys was released in 1995 to middling reviews, but earned over $140 million on a modest $19 million budget thanks in a large part to the chemistry of its leads. The 2003 follow-up was critically panned across the board as "two and a half hours of explosions and witless banter," but went on to outearn its predecessor by over $100 million (albeit with a budget to match).

In any case, I don't see many Will Smith fans being more excited to see him another Bad Boys movie instead of the incredible-looking Independence Day: Resurgence, let alone the *two* back-to-back Bad Boys sequels that are currently listed on Smith's IMDB page. Then again, Smith is about due for another blockbuster, and maybe rumored director Joe Carnahan (The Grey) can bring some fresh ideas to the table beyond Bay's plethora of explosions.

Bad Boys 3 has yet to begin production, but is already scheduled for a February 17th, 2017 release date.

Source: BBC Radio

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Fuck. Yes.

Some of my fondest memories were of watching these movies with my brother and I'm hype they are finally making another.
Only thing I hope is that Martin Lawrence gets taken more seriously in the 3rd movie then he was in the last 2, while I know that the whole "Cool Cop, Funny Cop" thing was pretty awesome, I still think Lawrence's character deserves a break and more of a chance to be awesome then just the last 20 minutes of each film.

"FROM NOW ON, THAT'S HOW YOU SHOOT!"

What they should do is replace Will Smith with Simon Pegg, Martin Lawerence with Nick Frost and rename the movie Hot Fuzz 2.
That's a movie worth making!

sounds good. i really enjoy the bad boys movies and if they keep the chemistry the same, part 3 cant go wrong. well, at least not too much wrong. lol.
its a fun action comedy movie and thats what i expect if these two guys are in it.

Silentpony:
What they should do is replace Will Smith with Simon Pegg, Martin Lawerence with Nick Frost and rename the movie Hot Fuzz 2.
That's a movie worth making!

Or make both. I'm up for twice the fun.

Evonisia:

Silentpony:
What they should do is replace Will Smith with Simon Pegg, Martin Lawerence with Nick Frost and rename the movie Hot Fuzz 2.
That's a movie worth making!

Or make both. I'm up for twice the fun.

I......I think it may be "crossover" time. THAT is a movie worth seeing.

ZeroAxis:

Evonisia:

Silentpony:
What they should do is replace Will Smith with Simon Pegg, Martin Lawerence with Nick Frost and rename the movie Hot Fuzz 2.
That's a movie worth making!

Or make both. I'm up for twice the fun.

I......I think it may be "crossover" time. THAT is a movie worth seeing.

didnt think of that. that would be hilarious if done right. i think i have to watch hot fuzz again. then bad boys movies.

Normally to make a sequel this long after the original run I would say the actors will look to old for their parts but Will and Martin actually look pretty good for their ages. I have to wonder though if their ages in this new movie will be a thing and if there will be a torch passing attempt to two younger guys.

I wonder what roles Will Smith's kids will play in the movie.

Narcissistic gadfly.

As long as your scientologist overlords allow it.

Metalrocks:

ZeroAxis:

Evonisia:

Or make both. I'm up for twice the fun.

I......I think it may be "crossover" time. THAT is a movie worth seeing.

didnt think of that. that would be hilarious if done right. i think i have to watch hot fuzz again. then bad boys movies.

Would it really work though?
Because Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's characters were WATCHING Bad Boys when Butterman was showing Angel a bunch of Buddy Cop flicks.

 

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