Despite sounding like a great idea on paper, some films get stuck in development hell for so long that it makes you wonder just what the heck is really going on? Such is the case with Bad Boys 3. After two extremely successful instalments, you’d think that all parties involved would be eager to do another outing, but that hasn’t been the case. Admittedly, a glimmer of hope appeared when Joe Carnahan signed on to write and direct not too long ago, but he’s since departed the project and it’s now back in limbo.
There hasn’t been a substantial update in quite a while and at this point, it’s starting to look like the film will never get made. That’s especially true now that Sony has dropped it from their upcoming release slate. Originally set to arrive in November of 2018, the studio removed it from their schedule the other week and haven’t given it a new date, which means that in all likelihood, it’s been nixed. Or has it?
Speaking with Yahoo! in a recent interview, franchise stalwart Michael Bay has gone on record to assure fans that the threequel is still alive and well. Contradicting Martin Lawrence’s comments from a few weeks back, when the actor said Bad Boys 3 was dead, the director’s now stated that there’s a new writer on board.
“Well, we’ve been developing it for I don’t know how many years now and we had a period of time where it got pretty close and then it drifted away a little bit and hopefully it will drift back again. We have a new writer on it who’s working on it right now, so that gives me encouragement.”
That’s hardly a confirmation that the film is 100% going to happen, but it is nice to hear that Bay’s positive about things moving ahead, and that a new scribe has climbed aboard. Truthfully, even if things are still on track, it’ll probably be some time before we get any concrete updates, but at the very least, we can rest easy knowing that the threequel isn’t completely dead.
We’ll continue to keep you posted on any and all further developments that might arise, but in the meantime, tell us, do you think we’ll ever see Bad Boys 3 come to fruition? Or should we just give up hope now? Sound off in the usual place!