Will Smith posted a photo of the Bad Boys for Life scripts late Sunday night. The actor simply captioned the photo with, “Day 1. I’ll keep y’all posted.” It had been previously reported that filming on the long-awaited sequel was going to start shooting next week, but it appears that they are getting an early start on the action. Filming is expected to last through April in Miami and Atlanta.
While teasing the production start of Bad Boys 3, Will Smith reveals that the official title (or at least working title) is Bad Boys for Lif3 by showing off a stack of scripts. The news comes after the synopsis for the sequel was released over the weekend, which puts Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett up against a new drug cartel led by Armando Armas, who is played by Jacob Scipio. The synopsis reveals that Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, and Charles Melton are a part of the elite squad, AMMO, that will be helping out Lowery and Burnett.
Fans have been waiting over fifteen years for Bad Boys 3 to happen, so excitement is high at the moment. Martin Lawrence and Will Smith released a video on social media back in November to confirm that the sequel was officially happening, which received over 10 million views and thousands of comments on Smith’s Instagram account. Bad Boys 3 has been talked about for years, so it was nice of the actors to come forward and reveal that everything was running smoothly, especially since Lawrence had recently doubted that the movie was ever going to happen.
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are all set to direct Bad Boys 3 from a script written by Chris Bremmer, with earlier drafts by Peter Craig and Joe Carnahan. Carnahan left the project in 2017, which was a major setback for the sequel. It was also around this time that Martin Lawrence expressed doubt about the movie ever hitting the big screen. The actor appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and announced that production was expected to start in March of 2017. However, that obviously did not end up happening.
Thankfully, it looks like the cameras are all ready to go for Bad Boys 3. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will offer up some updates from the set as the production rolls along, and there will undoubtedly be some leaked set photos coming our way in the near future. For now, it’s just cool to know that after all of these years, Bad Boys 3 is actually happening with Smith and Lawrence as the stars. There is no word on if Gabrielle Union will be involved in the sequel, even though she has expressed interest on social media. Union is currently starring in the upcoming Bad Boys spin-off TV series, L.A.’s Finest. You can check out the Bad Boys 3production start tease below, thanks to Will Smith’s Instagram account.