Will Smith Gets Ready for Action on ‘Bad Boys 4’ Set

Will Smith at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Gemini Man' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, USA on October 6, 2019. — Photo by PopularImages

The “Bad Boys” are ready for more action-packed adventures.

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reunited this week in Atlanta to film their upcoming movie Bad Boys 4.

Photos published by the Daily Mail showed Smith arriving on set Wednesday (April 12), and later exiting his trailer.

NBA star-turned-actor John Salley was also spotted leaving his trailer. Salley had roles in the first two Bad Boys films and the spinoff series L.A.’s Finest starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba.

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Lawrence, who plays no-nonsense Detective Marcus Burnett opposite Smith’s free spirited Detective Mike Lowrey, confirmed in July 2022 that a fourth movie was moving forward.

Despite speculation that the franchise might be shelved after Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars, Lawrence told Ebony magazine “We got one more at least.”

In January 2023, Smith shared a video on Instagram revealing he was driving to Lawrence’s house to prep for the film. Once he arrived, Lawrence opened the door and asked with a smile, “It’s about that time?” Smith captioned the clip: “IT’S ABOUT THAT TIME!”

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The first Bad Boys film premiered in 1995, and Bad Boys II arrived in 2003. The saga continued in 2020 with Bad Boys for Life.

The last installment opened on Jan. 17, 2020, just before COVID lockdowns began and was a huge hit.

Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the film earned $426 million worldwide, including $206 million domestically, according to Box Office Mojo.

El Arbi and Fallah are returning to helm Bad Boys 4.