“Bad Boys: Ride or Die” Trailer Calls Will Smith and Martin Lawrence Back Into Action

The first trailer for Bad Boys: Ride or Die has arrived, reuniting Will Smith’s Mike Lowery and Martin Lawrence’s Marcus Burnett for another heady dose of action. Smith and Lawrence re-team with their Bad Boys For Life directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah for the fourth film in the franchise.

It’s been a while and a whole different world since we last saw Smith and Lawrence’s onscreen chemistry in full gear—Bad Boys For Life arrived before the pandemic and was a major hit in 2020. The directing duo known as Adil & Bilall went on to work on Marvel’s Disney+ series Ms. Marvel (their Warner Bros. film Batgirl was famously shelved), but now they’re back with their two leading men in a new action flick.

The trailer reveals that our bad boys’ former boss, Captain Conrad Howard (Joe Pantoliano), has been framed (despite the fact that he’s dead). It’s up to Mike and Marcus to find out what the hell is going on and who is trying to make their old comrade look like he was working with the narcos and to clear his name. The job is going to be dangerous, especially when Mike and Marcus find themselves framed and on the run, and the action in the trailer is as unstinting as you’d expect from the franchise.

Smith’s confident Miami cop Mike Lowery and Lawrence’s more scattered (if no less effective) Marcus Burnett have been mixing it up together since Michael Bay’s 1995 original Bad Boys, which arrived right before Smith became a bonafide movie superstar with Independence Day and Men in Black following shortly thereafter. Joining the dynamic duo on this new adventure are Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Rhea Seehorn, Eric Dane, Ioan Gruffudd, Paola Núñez, Melanie Liburd, Tasha Smith, Jacob Scipio, and Jenna Kanell.

Check out the trailer below. Bad Boys: Ride or Die hits theaters on June 7:

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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.a


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