Bad Boys for Life came out in 2020 and got good reviews, but work on a possible Bad Boys 4 has been slow. Michael Bay was in charge of the first two movies in the franchise, but the third one was stuck in development hell for years as different directors came and went. When Bad Boys for Life came out on January 14, 2020, it left open the possibility that the story could continue in future movies. However, more than two years later, the future of the franchise isn't so clear.
Even though Bad Boys for Life didn't do well in its first weekend at the box office, most critics liked the movie when it came out. Studios had already agreed to make Bad Boys 4, and a script had been written, but now the project is in limbo. Here's what you can expect (and what you shouldn't expect) from Bad Boys 4 in the future.
Bad Boys 4: Renewal Status
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have confirmed that there will be a Bad Boys 4 by posting an announcement video on Smith's Instagram. In January 2020, the legacy sequel Bad Boys 3 came out, and it turned out to be a very successful action movie. Bad Boys For Life, which was the third movie, was the last big one to come out before the pandemic. It made $425 million.
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Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will be back to direct the fourth movie. They were in charge of making the Batgirl movie, which caused a big stir when Warner Bros. cancelled it after filming was done.
When Will Bad Boys 4 Come Out?
From past delays, it looked like Bad Boys 4 wouldn't come out for a while. But Sony Pictures started working on a fourth instalment at the same time as the third movie came out, which suggests that Bad Boys 4 could come out soon.
Based on how long it took to make Bad Boys For Life, it seems likely that Bad Boys 4 could have come out by 2023. The process of making the next Bad Boys movie has been going very slowly, so it will be a while before it comes out. The story for Bad Boys 4 is already set up, so if it ever gets made, it shouldn't be too hard to get started.
Who Will Be in the Cast of Bad Boys 4?
We know for sure that Will Smith and Lawrence will be back for Bad Boys 4, but the rest of the cast is still a bit of a mystery. Paola Nez is likely to return as Rita, one of the boys' fellow officers. At the end of Bad Boys for Life, she is promoted to Captain, and since their previous boss, Captain Howard (Joe Pantliano), was killed during the events of the movie, Lowrey and Burnett will need someone to tell them what to do.
Also, a scene in the middle of the credits gives a hint that Armando (Jacob Scipio) may have a part in the fourth movie. After spending the whole of For Life trying to kill Lowrey for his role in bringing down his parents' cartel a long time ago, it turned out (spoiler alert) that Lowrey was actually his biological father because he had an affair with his mother while he was deep undercover.
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Even though the kid killed a lot of people and is now in prison, the ending suggests that Lowrey might be willing to help him get a lighter sentence in exchange for his help with a new case, which is likely to be the plot of the next movie.
What Will Happen in Bad Boys 4?
Unfortunately, that stinger doesn't tell us much about this case, but it's clear that it will have something to do with Armando. Since the kid spent his whole life being raised by the wife of a brutal drug lord to be an assassin for a Mexican cartel, it makes sense that he knows a lot about all kinds of international criminal organisations.
We think that in Bad Boys 4, Lowrey and Burnett will have to deal with a new criminal group that is trying to set up shop in Miami and that Armando knows something about.
But IMDB may give us another hint about what will happen in Bad Boys 4. Before the movie was officially announced, its page (which was probably made around the time the first 2015 announcements were made) had a short plot summary: “When a new threat appears in Miami, a modern, highly specialised police unit meets up with the Bad Boys.”
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The page has since been changed to say “Plot unknown,” but that little summary must have come from somewhere, and since Bad Boys for Life co-writer Chris Bremner has already been hired to write the fourth instalment, it's possible that the “highly specialised police unit” that gets in the way of Burnett and Lowrey might still be in the movie.
Is There Any Trailer for Bad Boys 4?
As we know there is no official announcement on Boys 4. So there is no trailer yet. You can watch the trailer for Boys 3 below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will There Be a Fourth Bad Boys Movie?
After “Bad Boys For Life” did well at the movies, a follow-up is being made. Again, the Bad Boys are back. Sources say that a fourth movie is being made because the first one did so well at the box office.
Why Isn't Bad Boys 4 Coming Out?
This time, the delays aren't because of the pandemic, and after Will Smith's infamous Oscar slap, many of his movies were put on hold, so people thought the same thing had happened to Bad Boys 4.
What Martin Lawrence Has Said About Bad Boys 4?
In an interview with Ebony in July 2022, Martin Lawrence said, “We got at least one more,” which sounded like good news for the Bad Boys franchise. This has also been confirmed by Sony chairman Tom Rothman, who said that Will Smith's incident at the Oscars didn't actually delay the project any more than it already had.