Jerry Bruckheimer Confirms Bad Boys 3 Development

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Back in August of last year we got word that Bad Boys 3 was on the way, the threequel to the successful Michael Bay action franchise. Columbia Pictures even hired a screenwriter in the form of Peter Craig (Cowboy Bebop), and the hope was to reunite stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence with director Michael Bay and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

More recently, Lawrence told MTV that Bad Boys 3 was “real realistic” and that he’d even met with Bay, who was apparently on-board too. But who would know more about these things than the mega-producer, Jerry Bruckheimer? Not many, I’d expect. And now he has confirmed that Bad Boys 3 is at least in the works.

Coming Soon got a chance to catch up with Bruckheimer at the UK press junket for his latest blockbuster, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, where Bruckheimer gave the confirmation of the third Bad Boys movie. Have a read at what he had to say:

“It’s a wish and a hope and a dream. We’ve been working on a screenplay, which is excellent. It’s an idea Will [Smith] gave us, so hopefully, it will come to fruition, we would love it to.”

Ok, so it’s not anything official like a release date or production start date, but it does nonetheless confirm that the rumors about Bad Boys 3 are true. I must admit I’m surprised to hear the idea for the story came from Will Smith, but perhaps Smith likes the franchise so much he’s been thinking of ways to continue it.

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I’ve never been a huge fan of the Bad Boys films, although admittedly they are handy for throwing into the DVD player on a Friday night if nothing else is on. Both films – but particularly the second one – are as “Michael Bay” as you can get without giant fighting robots: loud, bombastic and with more crashing cars and bullets than is possible to count. But I guess that’s part of what made them so successful.

Presumably we won’t see Bad Boys 3 start pre-production for a while yet, as both Smith and Bay have big things upcoming: Bay, of course, has Transformers 3 shooting this July and already has a release date of July 1st, 2011. Smith has the recently confirmed Men In Black III (in 3D), which might co-star Josh Brolin and will likely see the return of Tommy Lee Jones.

Are you glad we’re getting another Bad Boys movie or was the franchise best left at two?

We’ll keep you updated on the Bad Boys 3 front as more news comes out.

Source: Coming Soon

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  1. i can see bad boys 3 in 2013.bay will have to rest for a bit and smith will shoot independance day 2 and 3 after men in black 3.i cant wait for it and i hope they stay r rated and big budget for this film too…

  2. The Bad Boys movies are guilty pleasures for me. Highly mediocre stories but with great characters. There’s a chemistry between Smith and Lawrence that rises above the ridiculous plots and Makes these movies entertaining. I’d see a BB3.

  3. They are guilty pleasures, and they rock. The banter between Smith and Lawrence is classic. You just have to laugh when you watch them.

    Woosah… Woosah…

  4. Woosah indeed. Yeah, I’d watch a third one. I own the other two so that has to say something about what I think.

    • LMAO… Woosha Indead.

      • My Bad… Meant Indeed.lol

  5. Hmmm, dunno where my other post ‘disapppeared too’, but BB3 would be great if the script was written really tight and fill of UNEXPECTED TWISTS and had a really good bad villain, need FRESH character arcs too..might have a go at writing a draft myself. lol..and I would have it so one of the main characters gets killed off by the villain.(Wa Wa I hear you all, so go cry to yo mammys) :)
    If it definitly got the greenlight, then expect BAD BOYS3 to be in cinemas round Summer 2012/2013…I jus hope the HIRED writer, and expect plenty of ‘script doctors’ during preproduction and while filming, don’t f it up.

    Gregg,
    Auckland,
    New-Zealand.

  6. i think Bad boy 3 will make it big because the actors Will Smith and Martin Lawerence have alot of expierence and the movies are actioned packed and just entertainingg:) ilove these movies so much ive been watching the BAD BOYS FRANCHISE over and over again because i cant get enough of it. Woosahhh.WOOSAHHHH!

    ENOUGH SAID BEST MOVIE EVER GONNA BE MADE!

  7. im a huge fan n m happy to hear the possibility of badboys 3

  8. Bad boys bad boys watcha gonna do when the come for you!!!!!!

  9. I would love to see another bad boys film. I thought both movies 1 and 2 were both two of the best cop movies.

  10. Yes at least one more bad boys movie. They both are my favorite movies and I watch part 2 on a regular basis and own 3 copies of it

  11. I’ve thought about this idea for a while I wish I wrote movies. But I feel what would make this movie, hilarious, interesting and action packed is it had some competition. What do I mean? Well what if bad boys Martin Lawrence and Will Smith had to compete with 2 other bad boys. Those boys being Eddie Murphy and Kevin Hart. I believe the cast would bring a shock to bad boys fans and it would be a classic to have the 4 funniest guys ever on the same set competing. I know it would gross way more then 1 & 2 which were great.

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