The internet has been swirling with news about a third installment of fan favorite franchise Bad Boys. Although talks about the movie have been going on for years, recently we got confirmation that the film would be happening in January 2018. But the biggest question that remained was would Will Smith and Martin Lawrence be starring in the new film? And now the film’s director Joe Carnahan has finally confirmed what everyone wanted to hear! Both Will and Martin will be starring in the film. According to comicbook.com:
“Speaking with io9, Carnahan revealed that Bad Boys For Life had been pushed back to accommodate Will Smith’s hectic schedule following Suicide Squad. ‘We couldn’t all get in a room, go through this thing and really ring it out,” Carnahan said. ‘I’m a big believer in ‘Do the work at the script level until you’ve got something you know works.’ That everyone is happy with, the stars are happy with, the director is happy with, the studio is happy with.'”
Carnahan obviously wouldn’t go into immense detail about the plot of the film. However, he did drop a very mysterious hint about the story line between the characters.
“There’s a lot of funny shit in this movie, and there’s also a very mysterious, but tonally spot-on story that I think is kind of perfect for where we are in this day and age, where the guys are and reflectively, a very modern take on these guys. It’s kind of what becomes of Bad Boys when they’re not boys anymore.”
The new film will be title “Bad Boys For Life” and while some fans may be skeptical about another film in the series, the director is so confident he thinks it’ll be the best film yet.
” I think this one will be the strongest of the trilogy thus far,” said Carnahan. ““When you’re coming back after 15 years, you better come back with a home run ball, And I really believe that’s what we have….We’ve got a responsibility to make something that’s absolutely equivalent or exceeds what comes before. That’s a really important thing for all of us.”
Will Smith had previously spoken about his involvement in the film in an interview. But now that there’s finally confirmation fans should be extremely excited!