We’re so excited! Actor Martin Lawrence revealed the sequel news to Conan O’Brien on Aug. 13, saying a script is currently being written and it’s very ‘real.’
Martin Lawrence, 49, claims he spoke to Jerry Bruckheimer — the producer of Bad Boys II — who said that a script for a third entry in the franchise is being written.
‘Bad Boys 3’ Confirmed By Martin Lawrence On Conan O’Brien — Sequel Is ‘Real’
The wait may be over! Bad Boys III is in the works, with much of the original cast, including Will Smith, set to appear.
When Conan O’Brien asked Martin whether a sequel was really in the works on the Aug. 13 episode of his late-night talk show, the actor said, “I believe so. Yes. I just talked to Jerry Bruckheimer yesterday and he said its real — they’re working on the script. They’re getting close and it all looks good.”
This is great news for Martin — his last appearance on the big screen was in 2011, when he starred as Malcolm Turner/Big Momma in the movie, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son.
The actor has been pushing for number three for quite some time.
In 2010, Martin told MTV that a sequel was looking “realistic.” Then, in July 2014, he took to Facebook to remind his co-star that it had been 11 years since Bad Boys II: “11 years ago today, ‘Bad Boys II’ was released in theaters. Feelin’ it’s about time for number 3 … what do you think Will Smith?”
Earlier this year, Jerry discussed the difficulties in getting a new entry made. Citing Will and Sony as the main impediments to making a new movie, Bruckheimer told Collider in April, “It’s so funny because we’ll get Sony real excited to make the movie, and then Will is off doing two movies. And then, Will will come back and be real excited about it, and Sony will say, ‘Well, maybe it’s not the time for this.’ And then, Ride Along came out and was a big hit, and now they’re all excited to make the movie, but Will is off doing something else. It’s just trying to get everybody together to make it.”
The original Bad Boys was released nearly 20 years ago. Would YOU go and see this movie if it’s ever made, HollywoodLifers?
— Cara Munn