Will Smith’s Bad Boys franchise has got a huge fan following. Ever since the first film directed by Michael Bay, the franchise has been a hit with fans, majorly because of the fun and relatable chemistry between Smith and Martin Lawrence. The two have become really good friends, bonding over the films, and have supported each other in their personal lives as well. After the success of the second Bad Boys, fans were clamoring for a third film in the franchise.
It took quite a while for the third film to properly materialize. After 15 years, Smith and Lawrence found the perfect opportunity for them to come together and work on a third film. The long gap between the second and third films also increased the desire between the two to reunite. they instantly knew they had something special as they met after two years of not seeing each other.
Will Smith Knew Bad Boys 3 Was a Go After Reunion With Martin Lawrence
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reunited on screen in Bad Boys for Life, almost 17 years after the second film. Before making the film, Smith had not seen Lawrence for over two years and when they finally met, they instantly had a connection and were sure that another Bad Boys film was definitely happening. Being close friends and wanting to work together again, Smith and Lawrence immediately began work on the third film. He told BBC Radio 1Xtra (on YouTube),
“I saw Martin [Lawrence] a few weeks ago. I haven’t seen him for about two years. We just looked at each other. We hugged. In that moment, we knew we were making another Bad Boys. We’re definitely doing another one.”
The reunion proved to be worth it as Bad Boys for Life became a huge hit. The duo are already shooting the fourth film in the franchise. It seems the frenzy and fanfare around Bad Boys and the duo are not going away anytime soon.
Will Smith Shows Support for His SAG-AFTRA Members
The SAG-AFTRA strikes are still ongoing in Hollywood as members and studios continue negotiations to reach a fair deal that satisfies both parties. Will Smith recently showed his support for the strike and his fellow SAG-AFTRA members, emphasizing how “it’s a pivotal moment for our profession”. He posted a photo with some fellow members of the union on Instagram.
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The writers strike recently ended and one wishes that the actors strike also ends very soon so that they can go back to work. One also hopes that they reach a fair deal and the demands of the actors are met. Smith has the fourth Bad Boys film coming up, which is scheduled to be released in theatres on June 14, 2024.