Both Martin Lawrence and Will Smith already confirmed a third Bad Boys blockbluster was on its way. Now, we know when it'll hit theaters. Go inside for the release date, plus deets on New Edition/RBRM (minus Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill) heading out on tour inside...
Bad Boys For Life!
The long awaited Bad Boys reunion is going down. And now we know when we'll get to see it.
17 years after Bad Boys II hit theaters, Martin Lawrence and Will Smith will be reuniting for the third installment of the franchise. The first Bad Boys film hit theaters in 1995. And it's a cult classic.
The action packed buddy cop film is appropriately titled Bad Boys For Life and it'll hit theaters January 17, 202, according to Sony Pictures. Hard to believe it's been 17 years since the last Bad Boys movie.
In 2014, Martin confirmed the action comedy film trilogy is on the way.
"I believe so. Yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said its real, they're working on the script, they're getting close and it all looks good," the actor said during an interview on "Conan."
In 2016, Will confirmed that the movie was happening. The Concussion star told BBC Radio 1Xtra, "I hadn’t seen him for about two years, and we just looked at each other. We hugged and in that moment we both knew we were making another Bad Boys. So we’re definitely doing another one.”
Both Bad Boys For Life and Bad Boys 4 were announced in August 2015. At that time, Bad Boys For Life was supposed to hit theaters in February 2017, which was then pushed back to early 2018 and then November 2018. By August 2017, neither movie was on Sony's schedule of releases.
Directing duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Black, Gangsta) will helm the film. Original Director Joe Caranhan cut ties with the film and there was doubt if the movie would be made. "I don't think we're going to get one," Martin Lawrence said at the time. "Not the way everything's turning out. Will is off doing another movie, and I don't think it's going to happen."
But, you can't keep a Bad Boy down! We're HERE for it! Are you?
In other throwback news...
Better late than never, right?
A version of New Edition is about to head out on tour, a little over a year after their biopic "The New Edition Story" slayed television ratings. Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, and Mike Bivens have teamed up to give the fans the tour they had been begging for since the biopic dropped.
Unfortunately, the guys weren't able to get bandmates Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill. We're shocked Bobby signed on though. Let's hope he makes it to rehearsals and won't be struggling on stage like he has in the past.
Right now, RBRM is set to rock the stage on Atlanta on May 18th, Detroit on June 16th and they're supposedly set to head out on a world tour in September, according to Bobby.
Ronnie and Ricky also posted the announcement:
Mike hasn't posted, but he did post this recently:
Sporty Wednesday Quote : This is my statement to all of you Family , Friends , Fans ! Yesterday I spent a day campaigning with a good brother @doitalldu in Newark,NJ as he is running for City councilman at large on Tues may 9th.But the kids and elderly folks all asked me about New Edition.My long drive home yesterday I said God help me release all my disappointment and receive all your steps you take to fix and help those in need of a breakthrough.We all felt like the victim at times in our long career and sometimes , it rears its head at the wrong time and last year was God's time for us to smell our roses and to do what we do best Entertain.Family business is family business and I know yall need answers on why ish is not going down ( the Big Tour , Part 4,5,6 of more of the movie, or anything else you do to celebrate with your fans) I'm on record this morning on behalf of Orchard Park Projects , Boston , Maurice Starr , Candy Girl and all that have participated and worked for this organization.I will do my part and talk and open up communication to get this ish back on track Ralph, Ricky , Ronnie , Bobby , Johnny & Brooke. With love and honor and respect at the table , God can do his work Good am & God Bless Michael L.Bivins #Bivfam and my big brothers
Will you be filling a seat on the RBRM Tour?
Photos: Sony Pictures/Bobby's IG