Bad Boys 3

(2017)

Columbia Pictures is developing a third installment of the "Bad Boys" franchise. The studio hopes to have a script that would reunite director Michael Bay, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. The first "Bad Boys" was released in 1995 and grossed $66 million domestically and $141 million worldwide. The 2003 sequel grossed $138 million domestically and $273 million worldwide.

‘Bad Boys 3’ May Not Star Will Smith

‘Bad Boys 3’ May Not Star Will Smith

While Sony has been teasing the prospects of Bad Boys 3 for quite some time, everyone was shocked to learn that both Bad Boys 3 and Bad Boys 4 are gearing up for production. The studio even issued confirmed release dates for both films, with the first sequel to hit in 2017, and the second to arrive in 2019. We've yet to hear many details on either project. And what many fans are wondering is Will Smith's level of participation.

Bad Boys 3 just wouldn't be Bad Boys 3 without Will Smith somehow involved. In a new THR report focusing on Tom Rothman and his post-Amy Pascal film schedule that was released last week, we learn more about Will Smith's role in the production. Namely that he will be involved in some capacity. But according to an inside source at the studio, it is not yet known if he will star in the movie, produce the movie or both. If he only shows up as a producer, you can bet a lot of fans are going to be disappointed.

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‘Bad Boys 3’ and 4 Coming in 2017 and 2019

‘Bad Boys 3’ and 4 Coming in 2017 and 2019

Sony Pictures announced a slew of release dates for projects that have been previously announced, and some that are just being revealed. Among these new release dates are the long-awaited Bad Boys 3, set for release on February 17, 2017, and another sequel, Bad Boys 4, arriving on July 3, 2019. In total, the studio set release dates for 16 movies between 2016 and 2019, which represent big franchise movies like these sequels and brand new projects as well.

Bad Boys 3 will go up against the final Maze Runner movie, The Maze Runner: The Death Cure on February 17, 2017. It also comes a week after three more high-profile projects, Universal's Fifty Shades Darker, 20th Century Fox's The Mountain Between Us and Warner Bros.' The LEGO Batman Movie. The project has been in development for several years, with the last installment, Bad Boys II, debuting in 2003.

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Should ‘Bad Boys 3’ Be Will Smith's Next Movie?

Should ‘Bad Boys 3’ Be Will Smith's Next Movie?

Will Smith is currently in Toronto, shooting his DC Comics movie Suicide Squad, where he has been performing most of his own stunts. Those skills might come in handy for his next film, if Sony Pictures has their way. The studio is hoping to make Bad Boys 3 the actor's next movie, and they have hired Joe Carnahan to write the script. But how excited are fans for this sequel? After launching the initial story yesterday, we discovered that everyone wants to see original stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith reunite on the big screen.

Joe Carnahan, who is best known for such movies as Stretch, The A-Team, The Grey and Smokin' Aces, is in early talks to direct. Bad Boys 3 has been in development for years, but Will Smith's constantly busy schedule has kept the sequel from happening. Michael Bay made his directorial debut with 1995's Bad Boys, and he also made the 2003 sequel Bad Boys II.

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‘Bad Boys 3’ May Be Will Smith's Next Movie After ‘Suicide Squad’

‘Bad Boys 3’ May Be Will Smith's Next Movie After ‘Suicide Squad’

After years of development, Sony Pictures is finally moving forward with the long-awaited sequel Bad Boys 3. The studio is in talks with Joe Carnahan to rewrite the script and possibly direct. While no deal is in place yet, Sony is hoping to move fast on the sequel, hoping to have it ready for Will Smith to consider as his next movie, after he wraps on Suicide Squad. Michael Bay made his directorial debut with 1995's Bad Boys, and he also made the 2003 sequel Bad Boys II.

While this latest Bad Boys 3 update doesn't mention Will Smith's co-star Martin Lawrence, the comedian revealed last August that Bad Boys 3 is "close to happening." David Guggenheim (Safe House) signed on to write the screenplay back in 2013, although no details were given regarding the story. The sequel has been in development for over a decade, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer stating that the project failing to move forward has been a product of "bad timing," due to Will Smith's busy schedule.

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‘Bad Boys 3’ Is Close to Happening Says Martin Lawrence

‘Bad Boys 3’ Is Close to Happening Says Martin Lawrence

Comedian Martin Lawrence has confirmed that Bad Boys 3 is very close to getting a green light. He appeared on last night's Conan promoting his new FX sitcom Partners. Host Conan O'Brien brought up the subject, saying he'd heard a rumor that a sequel was in the works.

Do you want to see Bad Boys 3 come together already?

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Jerry Bruckheimer Gives Update on ‘Bad Boys 3’ and ‘National Treasure 3’

Jerry Bruckheimer Gives Update on ‘Bad Boys 3’ and ‘National Treasure 3’

Last week, producer Jerry Bruckheimer offered updates on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Beverly Hills Cop 4, but those are just two of his highly-anticipated projects that are currently in development. During a new interview with Collider, the producer offered updates on a pair of sequels, National Treasure 3 and Bad Boys 3.

Both projects have been in development for several years, even though their predecessors, 2007's National Treasure: Book of Secrets ($457 million worldwide) and 2003's Bad Boys II ($273 million worldwide) fared quite well at the box office. However, it still may be quite some time before we see either of these sequels in theaters.

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‘Bad Boys 3’ Gets ‘Safe House’ Writer David Guggenheim

‘Bad Boys 3’ Gets ‘Safe House’ Writer David Guggenheim

Sony Pictures is hoping to bring back Will Smith and Martin Lawrence to star. Director Michael Bay is not involved in the sequel at this point.

Martin Lawrence Talks ‘Bad Boys 3’

Michael Bay, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence would reunite for the sequel.