‘Bad Boys 3’ Is Happening, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence Confirm

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Bad Boys for Life is officially a go!

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence confirmed the news this week on Instagram, with separate posts.

“It’s official! Bad Boys for Life,” Lawrence captioned a photo of the two standing on a beach in Southern California.


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It’s official. Bad Boys for Life. #teammartymar #badboysforlife @willsmith #weback

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A day later, Smith posted a video to Instagram exclaiming: “It’s official baby! It’s official. Bad Boys 3 is happening!”

As Lawrence stood next to him flashing a peace sign, an excited Smith warned fans: “Y’all can’t handle it!”


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It’s been a LOOOONG time Coming. But now it’s Here! @BadBoys For Life ? We back!! @martinlawrence

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The Bad Boys franchise launched in 1995, followed by a sequel in 2003. Both films starred Lawrence and Smith as Miami detectives Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey.

Now after years of delays, Lowrey and Burnett are finally returning to action.

Production on the Sony Pictures action comedy is set to start early next year with Belgian directors Adil El Arbi & Bilall tapped to helm the film.

Bad Boys For Life will hit theaters in 2020.