For many, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will forever be linked together as partners in (fighting) crime thanks to their blockbuster film Bad Boys. The duo brought us the original film to the big screen in 1995, and the sequel in 2003, and now, as confirmed by Smith himself, fans will "definitely" see a part 3.
Detectives Mike Lowery (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) were two of the Miami Police Department's finest and left fans wanting more from the dynamic pair with yet another Bad Boys film. During a recent interview with BBC 1 Radio, Smith explained how the answer to whether or not there will soon be more from the franchise was finalized when he ran into his partner, Lawrence a couple of weeks ago, as reported by Centric.
"I saw Martin [Lawrence] a few weeks ago," explained Smith. "I haven't seen him for about two years. We just looked at each other and we hugged and in that moment, we both knew we were making another Bad Boys. We're definitely doing another one."
Since the sequel's release, both Smith and Lawrence have gone on to complete other successful projects. Lawrence starred in the 2008 comedy, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, and the 2007 film Wild Hogs, in which he costarred with Tim Allen and John Travolta. Meanwhile, Smith has starred in his own blockbuster hits like The Pursuit Of Happyness, Hitch, Hancock and his latest achievement, which garnered an NAACP Image Award nomination, Concussion.
According to the A.V. Club, bringing another edition of the franchise to the big screen has been in limbo since around 2009 with Smith being the one who wasn't too sure if he wanted to take part in the production. But, after running into his former costar, the father of three seems pretty certain that it will happen. Now we just have to wait on when that will actually take place.