Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, it was reported Bad Boys 4 was moving forward on the heels of Bad Boys for Life‘s successful run in theaters.
Sony actually had the fourth Bad Boys set to open as early as July 2019 at one point, but ultimately removed it from the calendar after deciding to wait and see how the third movie did first. Bad Boys for Life even included a post-credits scene setting up a fourth chapter, and it looks like audiences will eventually get to see the payoff.
The 4th Flick Script is in the Works
Speaking to Collider to promote his new Starz series Hightown, Bruckheimer confirmed
“We’re currently working on a draft for the fourth [Bad Boys].“ Bruckheimer didn’t mention who was working on the script during his interview, but it was previously reported Bad Boys for Life screenwriter Chris Bremner is handling the task.
The Bad Boys for Life credits scene set the stage for an exciting sequel in which Mike Lowery (Smith) and his son Armando (Jacob Scipio), who Mike didn’t even know about until the events of the film, work together, in exchange for Armando working off some of his prison sentence.
Mike’s partner Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) is also expected to return in Bad Boys 4, along with the young members of the recently-introduced AMMO team (played by Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton, and Alexander Ludwig).
Probably Will Be Released in 2023
Due to the pandemic, studios have been hesitant to add new movies to the release calendar.
However, Sony will certainly want to roll-out Bad Boys 4 within the next few years, in the hopes of striking while the iron’s hot.
2022 might be doable, but the year’s quickly filling up with major movies (including all the would-be blockbusters that’ve already been delayed from 2021 because of the health crisis).
And given the uncertainty about when film and television production can begin again in the U.S., the odds seem more in favor of Bad Boys 4 arriving in 2023 instead. So, what do you all think about this guys?