There’s been murmurs of a third Bad Boys movie ever since Martin Lawrence confirmed on TBS’ Conan, back in 2014, that he spoke with producer Jerry Bruckheimer who said “it’s real” and that team are working on the script.

 

Well more detailed news, on the long-awaited sequel to 2003’s Bad Boy 2, has surfaced confirming that producing company Sony have re-titled the movie Bad Boys For Life, as opposed to Bad Boys 3 and set the release as January 12th, 2018. Pushing the movie back a full year, which was originally rumoured as February 2017.

 

via Entertainment Weekly:

 

The new title is a fitting throwback to 2003’s Bad Boys II where star Will Smith tells his cop partner Martin Lawrence, “We ride together, we die together. Bad boys for life.” The two will reprise the roles they debuted in 1995’s Bad Boys — Michael Bay directed that movie and the sequel. The Grey’s Joe Carnahan is in the director’s chair for Bad Boys For Life, not Bay.

 

Bad Boys For Life has had three different release dates in the last year, originally set for Feb. 17, 2017 before shifting to June 2, 2017. Now, it’s back to a winter window.

 

There’s a tangential Bad Boys connection to the new name. Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs’s record label is Bad Boy Records, a part of Sony Music. One of his singles (and all-time great music videos) is called “Bad Boys For Life.” Combs appeared on “Shake Ya Tailfeather” with Nelly and Murphy Lee; the Billboard No. 1 hit appeared on the Bad Boys II soundtrack.

 

Despite the finality of the title, Bad Boys For Life has no bearing on Bad Boys 4, a source tells EW. Bad Boys 4 is currently dated for July 3, 2019.

 

 

More recently, this year, in February 2016, co-star Will Smith briefly confirmed that he is fully on-board for the next installment of movie:

Peep from 2:50 mark.

 

 

 

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