REPORT: ‘Bad Boys 4’ Is Happening As ‘Bad Boys For Life’ Set To Have 2nd-Best MLK Weekend Ever

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Earlier this week, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence hinted that they were interested in doing Bad Boys 4.

In an appearance on The Breakfast Club, the Hollywood actors were asked if Bad Boys 4 was happening, and Smith answered, “We gonna let the audience decide.”

Smith added, “I’ll take half the money that it would be as long as I can have fun.” It sounds like Sony Pictures overheard Smith’s salary discount because Bad Boys 4 is reportedly happening.

In a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures is making a fourth installment of the buddy cop flick. On the same day that Bad Boys 3 was released in theaters, Sony Pictures announced that Bad Boys 4 has been greenlit.

The new Bad Boys movie will allegedly be written by Chris Bremner, a writer for Bad Boys For Life. Bremner is also writing National Treasure 3 for Disney and a comedy film titled Sick Day.

The original Bad Boys was released in 1995, and was a surprise smash hit, making $141 million. Bad Boys II earned $273 million in 2003.

Bad Boys 3 has decent first reviews, which may have given the studio to push for a fourth chapter despite not seeing how well the movie does in its opening weekend. IMDB gave Bad Boys For Life a 7.4 score on over 3,000 public reviews.

On Rotten Tomatoes, critics gave the film a 74% rating and the audience score was an astounding 97%. gave the movie 2.5 stars and hinted towards a fourth film. “What I didn’t appreciate was the ridiculous, Marvel-style post-credits sequence that sets up a potential Bad Boys 4: The Return of Thanos or something like that,” movie critic Odie Henderson wrote.

Movie industry experts predict that Bad Boys for Life will have the second-best MLK weekend opening of all-time at the domestic box office. According to Deadline, Bad Boys 3 is projected a four-day gross of $63-$67 million. The sequel that was 17 years in the waiting, premiered in 3,154 theaters on Thursday night and made $6.36 million.