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 last week and haven’t given it a new date, which means that in all likelihood, it’s been nixed.
Just in case you’d been holding out hope, though, Martin Lawrence is now here to deliver the final nail in the coffin. Speaking to EW in a recent interview, the actor said:
“I don’t think we’re going to get one, not the way everything’s turning out, Will is off doing another movie, and I don’t it’s going to happen.”
This is definitely disappointing to hear, as we know that both Smith and Lawrence were down to make another one and fans seem to be all for seeing a threequel as well. There’s also the fact that neither actor is getting any younger. As Michael Bay said a few weeks back, it’s now or never for Bad Boys 3 and if it doesn’t get going soon, the stars are going to be too old to do it.
“Pretty soon they’re going to be old boys, okay,” said the director. “Pretty soon they’re going to be retired cops instead of active-duty cops. It’s taken a long time to get that thing going, and I’m not involved in getting it going. They should get it going soon, though. You could definitely get Martin and Will to be funny again — those were fun movies to do.”
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!