Bad Boys for Life received favorable reviews, but will there be a Bad Boys 4 and will it be enough to ensure the 4th movie? Things are looking bleak for the franchise following Will Smith’s Oscar slap, but we might watch Bad Boys 4 soon.
Although Bad Boys for Life received good reviews, Will Smith’s slap at the 2022 Oscars placed a cloud on the film’s future, but despite the odds, there is a chance for the movie to be released. The first 2 chapters of the franchise were directed by Michael Bay, but it took a long time for the 3rd movie, with several directors coming and departing; nevertheless, Bad Boys for Life aired in January 2020 with the possibility of Bad Boys 4 in the future.
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their roles as Detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett in the 3rd movie, and after Mike is shot and nearly murdered outside a Miami nightclub, the team investigates a string of assassinations. Meanwhile, Mike and Marcus are forced to rely on the task force AMMO.
Let’s see when we can watch Bad Boys 4 and who is in the cast.
Bad Boys 4 Release Date
From the premiere of the original Bad Boys film in 1995 to the release of the sequel Bad Boys 2 in 2003, it took a very long time and Sony Pictures had announced intentions for a 3rd and potentially 4th feature in 2015, but owing to a host of pre-production issues involving the founders, scriptwriters, and cast, Bad Boys for Life was the creators’ sole focus. Sony Pictures, on the other hand, stated that Bad Boys 4 was in the works after the 3rd movie was released.
Following the popularity of the 3rd movie, Bad Boys 4 is in the works, and The Bad Boys are back again, but unfortunately, the development has been temporarily halted and will not be launched anytime soon since Sony postponed Bad Boys 4 due to the uproar over Will Smith’s Oscar slap. Will Smith’s career has taken a turn for the worst when he smacked Chris Rock on stage, and despite apologizing to Rock and the Academy for his behavior, he was asked to leave the academy.
Netflix has shelved Fast And Loose, a drama starring Smith that was supposed to be a replica of Bright, but Sony has clearly paused development on Bad Boys 4. The film has not yet been given a release date because it has recently been cleared for production, so the film’s most likely release date is in 2023. Although Bad Boys 4’s release date is unknown, it was confirmed during the release of the 3rd movie that there will be a 4th one.
You can watch the trailer of the previous movie down below while waiting.
Many people are wondering why there haven’t been any updates, especially after the popularity of the film and it looks like the delays this time are unrelated to the epidemic and due to Smith’s actions.
Did Bad Boys 3 do well?
We can confirm that the crime fighting comedy drama Bad Boys will return for a 4th chapter because it did so well previously. The 3rd installment of the film was released to great acclaim and this box office success of more than $426.5 million has prompted Sony to commission the 4th movie. Jerry Bruckheimer is rumored to produce the next movie with Chris Bremner writing the script.
Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 77% rating, while Metacritic gave it a 59%. The plot of the next film has yet to be established, but we think it is intended that the film would resume up where the 3rd movie left off, and Mike and Marcus will very certainly be seen on a mission. Armando will most likely accept his father’s offer of a career with AMMO and we may see Mike and his ex-girlfriend Rita rekindle their romance. Overall, the next film is expected to be a box office success, similar to the movies released before.
Bad Boys 4 Cast
Some of the previous film’s cast members will almost certainly appear in the 4th movie, where Detective Michael Eugene “Mike” Lowrey is played by Will Smith, Detective Marcus Miles Burnett is played by Martin Lawrence, Lieutenant Rita Secada, Mike’s ex-girlfriend, is played by Paola Nez, Kelly is played by Vanessa Hudgens, Dorn, the tech guru at AMMO, is played by Alexander Ludwig, Marcus’ wife, Theresa Burnett, is played by Theresa Randle.
Jacob Scipio, Kate del Castillo, Chris Melton, and Happy Anderson are all prospective cast members and we think many new characters will be introduced in Bad Boys 4, each performed by a different actor, so keep checking here out for further information.