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Zendaya’s Euphoria Co-Star Eric Dane Set to Appear in Will Smith’s Bad Boys 4 as Major Antagonist

Zendaya’s Euphoria Co-Star Eric Dane Set to Appear in Will Smith’s Bad Boys 4 as Major Antagonist

Bad Boys 4 is slowly but surely taking shape as the film’s cast and crew fall into place. Although rumors of a fourth installment were doing rounds for some time, it wasn’t until February 2023 that franchise leads Will Smith and Martin Lawrence made the official announcement.

Eric Dane in bad boys 4
Eric Dane in Bad Boys 4

The returning creative team includes Bad Boys for Life directors Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi, alongside screenwriter Chris Bremner, who is penning the script. According to a new report, Euphoria star Eric Dane has been brought into the play as the movie’s antagonist.

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Euphoria Star Set To Play The Villain In Bad Boys 4

Eric Dane is an American actor known for his film, TV, and theater work. He began his career in the late 1990s with guest appearances in TV shows such as Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Roseanne, and Married… with Children. He landed his breakthrough role in 2003 as Dr. Mark Sloan in the popular medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy.

The actor’s success on Grey’s Anatomy led to several other roles in films and TV shows, including appearances in the films Valentine’s Day, Marley & Me, and The Last Ship. Besides, Dane has also lent his voice to several animated projects, including Batman: Year One and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.

Eric Dane was recently seen in HBO’s hit drama series Euphoria, where he portrayed the character of Cal Jacobs. His character is a married man and a father of two, who becomes involved in a secret relationship with the show’s protagonist, Rue Bennett’s character, played by Zendaya. Dane’s portrayal of the character is complex and nuanced, showing the character’s vulnerability and inner turmoil.

Eric Dane
Eric Dane

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Bad Boys 4 Happening Despite Shelving Rumors

In a moment of controversy at the Academy Awards last year, Will Smith caused a temporary disruption to his career by publicly attacking Chris Rock. Following the incident, rumors circulated that many of Smith’s projects, including the highly-anticipated Bad Boys 4, were facing delays or potential cancellations.

However, the studio was probably waiting for the dust to settle down before moving forward with the project, as a year has passed since the Oscars debacle. With enough time having elapsed, the studio might have felt it was the right time to announce Will Smith’s return to the Bad Boys franchise.

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys

Directed by Michael Bay, the original Bad Boys film showcased the dynamic partnership of Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) and Mike Lowrey (Smith). The film followed the story of two confident detectives as they worked to safeguard a key witness to a murder, all while investigating the theft of a huge amount of heroin from their precinct’s evidence room.

The first installment of the Bad Boys franchise is available for streaming on Netflix and fuboTV. It is also available for renting and purchasing on Google Play and Amazon Instant Video.

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