It’s been well over 13 years since Will Smith and Martin Lawrence graced the screen together for Bad Boys 2. For years, there have been rumblings about a third and fourth installment of the classic franchise. Last February, Will Smith guaranteed that both movies were indeed on the way. Well, Big Willie kept his promise and today we have information on a release date for the third film under the Bad Boys franchise.
Instead of “Bad Boys 3″…
The new title of the film will be Bad Boys for Life. This should come as a pleasant surprise to fans, considering the title was the poignant tagline used in Bad Boys 2. “We ride together, we die together. Bad boys for life,” will always be engraved in the minds of many avid fans of the franchise, courtesy of Will Smith’s character, Mike Lowery.
The movie will be released in 2018
We know fans were promised a 2017 release date, but Sony reports that the movie will in fact premiere Jan. 12, 2018. Talk about a fresh way to start the new year?! In addition, director Michael Bay will NOT be spearheading the charge, as he previously did with the first two films of the franchise.
Director Joe Carnahan will take the reigns
Don’t fret, guys. Joe has tons of experience. His unblemished resume includes films like The Grey, Smokin’ Aces, and The A-Team. It will be quite interesting to see the direction Joe takes with the movie.