Director Says Will Smith and Martin Lawerence Will Return for Bad Boys For Life

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During a recent interview with io9, Director Joe Carnahan discussed Bad Boys For Life, the third film in the Bad Boys franchise, which he said will be the best of the series.

On the third film in the series: “Unless you’re Toy Story 3, usually third ones aren’t the strongest. I think this one will be the strongest of the trilogy thus far.”

On the film’s script: “There’s a lot of funny shit in this movie, and there’s also a very mysterious, but tonally spot-on story that I think is kind of perfect for where we are in this day and age, where the guys are and reflectively, a very modern take on these guys. It’s kind of what becomes of Bad Boys when they’re not boys anymore.”

On if Will Smith and Martin Lawerence will be back: “There’s only one Will Smith and one Martin Lawrence. You can’t replace those guys and I wouldn’t want to be involved if it wasn’t Will and Martin. They are that franchise.”

Bad Boys For Life debuts January 12, 2018