And so, not for the first time, we must ask ourselves – what are we going to do when they come for us?
I don’t know about you, but I’m probably going to sit down with a big bag of popcorn, a fizzy drink of some sort, and watch whatever explosive antics Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett get up to for the third time around in Bad Boys 3, or is that Bad Boys For Lif3, or Bad Boys (For Life) 3?
Whatever it’s called, it’s happening, they’re coming for us, and I’m excited.
You ain’t seen Bad Boys 2? Better check out the trailer:
The third instalment has only just started filming, in fact it’s only been a matter of hours since cameras began rolling, apparently, but we’ve already got our first glimpse of Will Smith as Mike Lowrey, thanks to our old friend – social media.
The short snippet was posted to a Will and Jaden Smith Instagram account. And though it’s not exactly our main man running through an aircraft hangar blowing stuff up, it is our main man looking pretty darn cool as Detective Lowrey, dressed all in black, complete with some fresh shades, a snazzy watch and some – I’m guessing – expensive accessories.
It’s not much to go off, but it’s a start:
The cast are only a few hours into filming. In fact – at the time of writing – it was only 19 hours ago Will Smith said it was ‘first day of shooting tomorrow’.
He also said he and co-star Martin Lawrence watched both Bad Boys films over the weekend in order to fully prepare themselves.
None of this slimming down or bulking up going on, or going all Christian Bale on us, these guys know how to prep.
Being day one of filming, we’ll have some time to wait for the finished article.
Fortunately, rather than being strung along for an indefinite amount of time, we already know the release date.
The film is set to be released on January 17, 2020, almost exactly a year from now. It seems like a pretty tight turnaround for such a highly-anticipated blockbuster, so I hope Smith and Lawrence have learnt their lines.
According to That Hashtag Show, the synopsis for the new film is as follows:
The film will see Lawrence’s character Marcus Burnett working as a private eye after a falling out with Smith’s Mike Lowery, who is going through a midlife crisis as a bachelor who finally wants to mature, all while dealing with a new a young and cocky partner who is loyal to Lowery but that loyalty is not reciprocated, and finds bond with Burnett when he returns to the fray.
Lowery and Burnett are brought together again when a lean, mean, skilled, Albanian mercenary with a vendetta puts a death order on Lowery and Burnett for the death of his brother.
Now the two must work together once again to bring him down. The films budget is set at over $100 million so expect loads of car chases and explosions.
Bad Boys For Life will be released on January 17, 2020.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.