Bad Boys for Life, the long overdue third entry in the Bad Boys series, has wrapped filming. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are both back to reprise their roles as detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, respectively. The original film arrived in theaters back in 1995 and a sequel followed eight years later; and though their critical reception wasn’t the best, both films were major box office successes. Now, 16 years later, the third entry is finally on its way.
Bad Boys for Life was slated to land in theaters in early 2017 but lost its release date after Joe Carnahan, who was looking to write and direct, stepped down from the project. Sony then brought in filmmaking duo Adil El Arbi and Bilal Fallah to helm the third entry; and though it seemed like a third Bad Boys film would never see the light of day for quite some time, with the project remaining trapped in development hell, it finally found its footing. Alongside Smith and Lawrence, the cast includes Jacob Scipio, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, and Paola Nunez. Now, Lawrence has confirmed that production on Bad Boys for Life has finished.