The third sequel to the beloved Bad Boys franchise is finally coming together officially according to a new report from Variety. According to the publication, the plan is for the third installment to be in theatres by Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2020 so filming will begin next year if all goes as planned. “If we’re going to make another ‘Bad Boys’ after 15 years, it’s got to be next-level great,” Columbia Pictures president Sanford Panitch said.
Will Smith has reportedly confirmed his role as Detective Mike Lowrey while Martin Lawrence is still working on his deal to secure his part as Detective Marcus Burnett. The exact plotline of the film is being kept under wraps, but a previous report alluded to an interesting synopsis.
“The film will see Lawrence’s character Marcus Burnett working as a private eye after a falling out with Smith’s Mike Lowery, who is going through a midlife crisis as a bachelor who finally wants to mature, all while dealing with a new a young and cocky partner who is loyal to Lowery but that loyalty is not reciprocated, and finds bond with Burnett when he returns to the fray,” the report read. “Lowery and Burnett are brought together again when a lean, mean, skilled, Albanian mercenary with a vendetta puts a death order on Lowery and Burnett for the death of his brother. Now the two must work together once again to bring him down.”