One of the most iconic police duos film has known is about to take cinemas by storm once again. The 'Bad Boys' are set to return in 'Bad Boys III' which has now been given a potential release date for 2020. Although Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will be reprising their respective roles for the third film in the saga, getting the go ahead on the upcoming production hasn't been an easy task. The first film, 'Bad Boys', aired more than 20 years ago now, and its success spurred on the 2003 sequel, 'Bad Boys II'.
'Bad Boys III' was supposed to premiere back in 2017, but the then director, Joe Carnahan abandoned the project after having worked on it for two years. Luckily, Sony Pictures were able to find not one, but two new directors in Adil E Arbi and Bilall Fallah. The duo are to begin filming at the end of this year.
If filming gets underway by the end of 2018, or at the very latest, early 2019, then the production will be well on its way to meet its proposed release date of 17th January 2020. As news of the film's storyline comes to light, it's become apparent that there's still a significant number of roles to be filled. Could we see some famous faces, we wonder?
A possible failure...
Although news of the third instalment has us pretty excited, the January release could pose a problem for the 'Bad Boys' saga as a whole. January is typically viewed as a difficult time for big blockbuster films, but on the bright side, at least 'Bad Boys III' won't have to withstand much competition.
As it stands, the third 'Bad Boys' film is probably the biggest production set for a 2020 release. There are, of course, a few other titles likely to release in the same year, like 'Star Wars: Episode IX' or the sequel to 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' but there's just as much chance they'll meet their December 2019 deadlines. If the aforementioned films do as well as their predecessors, it could spell trouble for 'Bad Boys III'.