Some seventeen years after their last outing, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprised the roles of Miami PD detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett earlier this year for Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys For Life.
The third instalment proved to be a solid hit, grossing almost $420 million worldwide, which – thanks to the global health crisis shutting down theaters – makes it comfortably the biggest movie of 2020 so far in terms of box office.
So, it came as little surprise in the wake of the film’s opening that reports began circulating that Sony was already looking towards a fourth entry in the series, and now producer Jerry Bruckheimer has confirmed that work is indeed underway on the script for Bad Boys 4.
“We had a great experience on [Bad Boys for Life], both through the development process with Tom Rothman [chair of Sony] and his team, and then through the editing process and filming process,” said Bruckheimer in an interview with Collider. “We put together, along with their help, a movie that’s very satisfying for the audience, and we’d like to do it again, and I think they’d like us to do it again. We’re currently working on a draft for the fourth one.”
Although unconfirmed by Bruckheimer, earlier reports have suggested that Bad Boys For Life co-writer Chris Bremner will write the script for the fourth movie, with box Will Smith and Martin Lawrence expected to return. As yet, there’s no word as to whether Bad Boys For Life helmers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will be back in the director’s chairs.
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Bad Boys for Life sees Will Smith and Martin Lawrence joined by returning cast members Joe Pantoliano (Captain Howard) and Theresa Randle (Theresa Burnett), alongside franchise newcomers Vanessa Hudgens (The Princess Switch), Alexander Ludwig (Vikings), Charles Melton (Riverdale), Jacob Scipio (Hunter Killer), Paola Nunez (The Son) and DJ Khaled (Spies in Disguise).