Bad Boys Will Smith and Martin Lawrence make big announcement!
Los Angeles, California - Bad boys, bad boys, watcha gonna do? Make another movie, as it turns out, with the fourth installment in the franchise now officially on its way!
Martin Lawrence and Will Smith confirmed Tuesday that they would star in Bad Boys 4, calling back to the signature music as well as the nomenclature missteps they made along the way.
"IT'S ABOUT THAT TIME," Smith said, sharing a video of him stopping by Lawrence's place to make the joint announcement. "It's official, 'Bad Boys 4,' baby."
The Fresh Prince and Martin actors quipped that they hoped to name the new entry Bad Boys 4 Life, but the studio unfortunately wasted that title on the third installment, Bad Boys for Life, which dominated the box office in January 2020, just before the Covid-19 pandemic decimated the entertainment industry.
According to a Tuesday statement from Sony Pictures, the fourth film is in early preproduction at Sony Pictures, with Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah returning to direct from a script by Chris Bremner. The pair directed the previous entry, which brought Miami detective Mike Lowrey (Smith) and retired detective Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) back to the big screen 25 years after the first Bad Boys film.
The 1995 debut made $65.8 million at the worldwide box office.
This newest sequel is again being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Smith for Westbrook, and Doug Belgrad and Chad Oman. Lawrence, James Lassiter, Mike Stenson, Barry Waldman, and Jon Mone are executive producers.
Cover photo: Collage: Screenshot/Instagram/Will Smith