Bad Boys 3 gets title and release date
Bad Boys For Life is the official title for the much anticipated Bad Boys 3 – the third movie in the Martin Lawrence / Will Smith franchise, for which both leading men will return in their roles as Detectives Burnett and Lowery.
Taking its name from 2003’s Bad Boys II, in which Will Smith’s character tells his cop partner “We ride together, we die together. Bad boys for life”, the title is simultaneously a fitting tribute to an iconic line, and (unintentionally or otherwise) a reference to a P. Diddy number.
However, some big changes to the film series are afoot, as director Michael Bay shall not be returning for round three. Instead, The A-Team’s Joe Carnahan – whom we know is no stranger to reinventing action franchises – is in the director’s chair.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Bad Boys for Life is moving forward with a January 12th 2018 release in mind, while Bad Boys 4 is currently dated for July 3rd 2019.
Will Smith can currently be seen in DC’s Suicide Squad in cinemas around the UK.