'Bad Boys For Life': Will Smith announces third movie with Martin Lawrence, social media goes crazy
The third installment of the franchise is set to hit theaters on January 17, 2020, with Smith and Lawrence reprising their roles as Detectives Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett
Every time Will Smith decides to surprise his fans, the results come out exponentially brilliant. And this time, he pretty much, granted fans what they have been craving for a really long time — a 'Bad Boys' movie! As announced in a joyous Facebook video, posted by Smith, he and Martin Lawrence are uniting for a third 'Bad Boys' inning. And what's better? That clip has already garnered over 13 million views since its Thursday, November 1 upload, and here's why it was so special!
First off, addressing the camera from the Santa Monica Beach in California, 50-year-old Smith starts by saying: "Yo, yo, I’m telling y’all, I’m telling y’all. This is crazy. Wait, wait. Just wait." Right at that moment, he pans the camera to Lawrence, 53, who can be seen standing right next to him.
And then, in an ecstatic tone, Smith breaks the exciting news to the viewers. "It’s official! It’s official, baby! It’s official! Bad Boys 3 is happening! It’s official! It’s official! I’m telling you! Yo! That’s it. No more. Y’all can’t handle no more than that!"
According to the video caption, titled 'Bad Boys for Life', the third installment of the franchise is set to hit theaters on January 17, 2020, after Smith and Lawrence introduced us to their adored on-screen avatars, Detectives Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett in the 1995 'Bad Boys'. After that, they reunited in 2002 for 'Bad Boys II', and the sequel was just as huge a commercial success worldwide as the original movie.
Jerry Bruckheimer will return to produce the third movie, but replacing Michael Bay's direction will be Dutch duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. And all of this information has got fans and followers buzzing pretty much non-stop ever since the news surfaced the internet.
Of course, it's all positive reactions and expected from a franchise like 'Bad Boys', as one particular user pointed out: "Finding out that there is a new Bad Boys movie coming has made life so much better." And while most of them seem to resonate with this opinion, there have been others not so sure about it either. Like this one person, who posted: "I’m like 100% sure Bad Boys 3 is gonna disappoint and like 100% hopeful that it doesn’t."
But more or less, the response has been pretty uplifting — clearly showcasing how fans just cannot wait for the 'Bad Boys' action to unfold! Here's how they all reacted:
Best moment for me yesterday was Will Smith on set with Martin Lawrence announcing Bad Boys 3 really bout to happen— Heir Meezy🇻🇨🐻 (@A_major420) November 2, 2018
Gabriel Union said she wants to be in Bad Boys 3???? pic.twitter.com/1icjyd4ZdF— SPIDA stan (@_CooAssMeechie) November 2, 2018
EVERYONE!!!! THEYRE COMING OUT WITH A BAD BOYS 3!!!!!!!!! my day has been MADE😭😍😭😍— alexa (@Lex_Fordeley) November 2, 2018
Bad boys 3 is either going to be really good or really bad..no grey space.— p.r jacqúso 🇭🇹🥥💤 (@pj_machete) November 2, 2018
I don’t know why am so happy about this “Bad Boys 3 movie” even duh the movie will not be in cinemas until next year— Umar Indala (@Dan_emdy) November 2, 2018
All we can do now is last the excruciatingly long wait until January next year to find out further about the sequel and whether Gabrielle Union will be a part of it or not!