The "16 months" he mentioned matches up almost perfectly with Sony's previously-announced February 17, 2017. If it arrived in 12 months, we'd see it arrive early in October, 2016. It's also worth noting that he never mentions anything about returning to play Mike Lowery. Shortly after the release date was announced, a report surfaced that Will Smith will be involved in some capacity, most likely as a producer, but it hasn't been set in stone yet whether he will come back to star. Martin Lawrence's involvement both in front of and behind the camera has yet to be confirmed either.
We reported in June that Joe Carnahan entered talks to write and direct Bad Boys 3, but his involvement has still not yet been confirmed. David Guggenheim (Safe House) signed on to write the screenplay way back in 2013, although no details were given regarding the story. The script David Guggenheim wrote will certainly change considerably with Joe Carnahan tackling the script. That report revealed the studio hoped Joe Carnahan could get the script done quickly, so the studio could lock down Will Smith and make Bad Boys 3 his next movie.Read More
Jared Leto joked during a Q&A session for his popular band 30 Seconds to Mars, that he will be "locked away in a box" for his bizarre performance as The Joker in Suicide Squad. There isn't much we know about The Joker in Suicide Squad yet, but it has been rumored that he spends much of the movie locked inside a cell in Amanda Waller's (Viola Davis) special prison. We did see, though, in several videos and photos from the set that The Joker and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) will have a scene driving through town with Batman (Ben Affleck) hanging on to the roof of The Joker's exotic sports car.
The ensemble cast includes Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (The Joker), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), and Jay Hernandez (El Diablo). Scott Eastwood and Ray Olubowale also appear in the movie, but their characters have not been revealed. There have been rumors that Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor will be part of the story, but that has yet to be confirmed.Read More
The NFL probably isn't going to like this. But it's a topic that must be discussed, and what better forum than a crowded movie theater on Christmas morning. Sure there will be plenty of fun movies opening on December 25. But with the NFL season really heating up, a lot of fans are going to want to go behind the scenes of one of the more controversial issues. Concussion stars Will Smith and is based on a true story as it delves into NFL brain trauma. Sony Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for this important topic.
Will Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) and fought for the truth to be known. Concussion is based on the David vs. Goliath journey of Dr. Omalu, who treats the football-related brain trauma of a pro player while fighting to bring awareness to the public. In his search for the truth behind the devastating malady, Omalu's quest humanizes the price paid by professional athletes in impact sports but also by people who challenge the status quo as it exposes the political, cultural and corporate interests that fuel the business of sports.Read More
Will Smith is heading back to Bel-Air, with TV Line reporting that the star is developing a TV reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. There are no plans for the actor to star in the reboot, but his production company Overbrook Entertainment is in the very early stages of developing this project. The pitch is set to be finalized soon, with the production company taking it to various networks over the next few weeks.
The project reportedly puts a new spin on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, while maintaining the spirit of the original series. The show ran on NBC for six seasons, between 1990 and 1996, launching rapper Will Smith's acting career. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air centered on Will Smith's character Will Smith, whose "life got flip turned upside down" when his mother sends him from his Philadelphia home to live with his aunt and uncle in their posh Bel-Air home. The series co-starred Alfonso Ribeiro as Carlton, James Avery as Uncle Phil, Karyn Parsons as Hilary, Tatyana Ali as Ashley and Joseph Marcell as the family butler, Geoffrey.Read More
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.Read More