Will Smith & Martin Lawrence Confirm “Bad Boys 4”

“It’s about that time,” Will Smith said in a video announcement yesterday as he made his way to his buddy and collaborator Martin Lawrence’s house. “Yo, I’ve got an announcement. Y’all better stop scrolling,” Smith says, playing the opening bars of Nelly, P. Diddy, and Murphy Lee’s “Shake Ya Tailfeather,” a song from the 2003 Bad Boys II soundtrack. “I wish I was you, not knowing what I’m about to show me.”

You’ve read the title of this piece so you already know what Smith was about to show the world. Fans are already affectionately calling the fourth outing from Smith and Lawrence as the Miami detectives Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett, respectively, Bad Boys 4eva. Considering the last film was called Bad Boys For Life, well, we think it works.

Bad Boys For Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah return for the fourth installment, and they’ll work from a script from Chris Bremmer. The plot details for Bad Boys 4 are, of course, unknown.

In Bad Boys For Life, Lawrence’s Marcus Burnett had risen to the rank of police inspector while his former partner, Smith’s Mike Lowery, was mired in a midlife crisis. They reunited to take down an Albanian mercenary whose brother they’d previously killed. The film went on to be a major hit for Sony right before the pandemic era, earning $426.5 million at the worldwide box office.

You can check out the official announcement from Smith below:

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Featured image: Will Smith and Martin Lawrence star in Columbia Pictures’ BAD BOYS FOR LIFE. Photo Credit: Ben Rothstein. Kyle Kaplan. Courtesy Sony Pictures.


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