Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s third installment of Bad Boys has been given a new release date.
On Wednesday (May 9), Sony announced that Bad Boys for Life is slated to hit theaters Jan. 17, 2020. The long-awaited threequel has seen several false starts and was even pulled from Sony Pictures’ release calendar last year. Following the removal, Lawrence questioned whether the movie would ever be made.
“I don’t think we’re going to get one, not the way everything’s turning out,” Lawrence told Entertainment Weekly. “Will is off doing another movie, and I don’t think it’s going to happen. I’m there, I’m ready right now. If they wanted to do it, I’m ready, but I don’t have control of that. That’s the studio’s decision.”
Earlier this year, it was announced that directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will helm the project after Joe Carnahan backed out due to scheduling conflicts.
The first two Bad Boys films, released in 1995 and 2003, took in a collective $414.7 million worldwide.