Even though it took a very long time to get Bad Boys For Life, the long-awaited third Bad Boys installment, off the ground, there are already plans for Bad Boys 4.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is moving forward with the development of a sequel to Bad Boys for Life, just as the film hits theaters nationwide. Writer Chris Bremner, who worked on the new sequel/reboot, has been hired by the studio to pen the script for the next film. Both Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are expected to return.
Additionally, THR’s report suggests that there won’t be a large gap of time between Bad Boys for Life and the next film, like there was between Bad Boys II and Bad Boys for Life. There was an eight-year gap between the first two films, followed by a 17-year gap between the second and third. The longer of the two gaps was due to several factors, including budget concerns and finding the right story. Based on the money being made by the newest installment, and the much smaller budget than its predecessor, the only issue this time around should be the story.
At this time, there’s no telling exactly when a fourth Bad Boys movie can be expected, but Sony will probably want to get it in theaters sooner rather than later.