Forget the Golden Globes, the Bad Boys are officially back!
While most of Hollywood celebrated the best of cinema and television on Sunday night, Will Smith was joking with fans with the start of production of Bad Boys for Life, the third installment expected of the action franchise.
“The first day, I’ll keep you informed,” Smith said on Instagram with a picture of a bunch of scripts from Bad Boys for Life 3.
It’s been more than 15 years since Smith and Martin Lawrence joined Bad Boys II, but in November, the duo announced that they were about to return with their friends Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett.
In addition to the directors, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (successor to Michael Bay), as well as Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton and Joe Pantoliano, who is expected to resume his role in the first two films. It is not clear if Gabrielle Union, the star of Bad Boys II, will return, since she is currently the star of the new television series derived from Bad Boys, L.A.’s Finest.
Bad Boys 3, also known as Bad Boys for Life, will face Will Smith and Martin Lawrence against a new drug cartel. Fans of the franchise have been waiting for 15 years for any kind of movement forward with the sequel and have been informed of the big news at the end of last year when Smith and Lawrence announced that it was officially happening. Since then, the actors have been involved in the casting process, trying to choose actors and actresses with those who have the best chemistry.
Everyone was so excited about the arrival of Bad Boys 3 that few people stopped to wonder what the movie was made of. Fortunately, the synopsis of the sequel has been revealed and it seems that we are going to have a crazy action, what everyone thought, as well as a comedy, which is also what everyone thought. However, this initial payment could be the darkest of the lot. You can read the synopsis below.
The new installment centers on the Miami PD and its elite AMMO team’s attempt to take down Armando Armas (Scipio), head of a drug cartel. Armando is a cold-blooded killer with a vicious, taunting nature. He is committed to the work of the cartel and is dispatched by his mother to kill Mike (Smith). (Paola) Nunez will take on the role of Rite, the tough and funny criminal psychologist who is the newly appointed head of AMMO and Mike’s former girlfriend- and the one who got away.
The head of the drug cartel, Armando Armas, will be played by Jacob Scipio. It seems a pretty tough character, who plays for Will Smith’s Mike. It has already been reported that Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig and Charles Melton play in Bad Boys 3, a highly specialized police unit that helps the characters of Smith and Martin Lawrence when a new threat appears in Miami. The new recruits of the cast are the AMMO team and Armas is the new threat that is emerging in Miami.
Bad Boys for Life is scheduled to be released on January 17, 2020.