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%.
RogerEbert.com 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.