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.

Martin Lawrence responded:

"I believe so. Yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said it's real, they're working on the script, they're getting close and it all looks good."

The actor also pubicily brought up the sequel on Facebook back in July. Here is what he said:

"11 years ago today, Bad Boys II was released in theaters. Feelin' it's about time for number 3... what do you think Will Smith?"

In /bad-boys-3-gets-safe-house-writer-david-guggenheim/December of last year, we reported that David Guggenheim was hired to write the script with the studio hoping to bring back stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer commented on the sequel back in April, saying that the time wasn't right to make it due to the actors working on other projects.

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"It's so funny because we'll get Sony real excited to make the movie, and then Will (Smith) is off doing two movies. And then, Will will come back and be real excited about it, and Sony will say, 'Well, maybe it's not the time for this.' And then, Ride Along came out and was a big hit, and now they're all excited to make the movie, but Will is off doing something else. It's just trying to get everybody together to make it. But, we're working on the script. We have a lot of faith and hope that we'll do it."

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