Bad Boys For Life
Bad Boys For Life

The second trailer for Bad Boys for Life reveals more about Mike (Will Smith) and Marcus’ (Martin Lawrence) potentially final case together.

The trailer continues to show us that the duo are in two very different places in life with Mike clearly enjoying the thrill of enforcing law and order — however recklessly — while Marcus just holds on and looks forward to retirement. They realize that the end of their explosive partnership can’t come just yet after it’s discovered that Mike is being hunted by a mysterious criminal.

While the newest trailer generally features more of everything audiences have seen before, including a high-speed chase around the streets of Miami in a fancy car, it also shows off Mike’s new team for the first time, consisting of younger agents…

Sony’s marketing continues to push the idea of Bad Boys for Life being the end of the franchise. It’s not a bad approach either, and gives Bad Boys fans all the more incentive to see the film in theaters (rather than waiting to watch it at home). There’s always a chance Sony will change their minds and green-light Bad Boys 4 down the line, but they’re smart for presenting this as a standalone sequel for now. Paramount is probably going to have to scrap their plans for more Terminator movies after last weekend’s Terminator: Dark Fate under-performed, which just goes to show the dangers of studios getting ahead of themselves. With Bad Boys for Life, on the other hand, all the film really needs to do is turn a profit (either big or small) to go down as a success.

Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah from a script written by Chris Bremner, Bad Boys For Life stars Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nunez, Kate Del Castillo, Nicky Jam and Joe Pantoliano. The film opens on Jan. 17, 2020.