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Joe Carnahan says Bad Boys for Life will be the strongest of the trilogy

08.19.2016

Bad Boys For Life Will Smith Joe Carnahan Martin Lawrence

Confession time, up until just a few months ago I had never seen BAD BOYS or its sequel. After disclosing this fact to a friend, who was completely appalled, I succumbed to peer pressure and picked up both flicks on Blu-ray for $10. They were just as ridiculous as I had suspected, but I also had a great time watching them, which has left me eagerly awaiting Will Smith and Martin Lawrence's return in the upcoming BAD BOYS FOR LIFE.

With Michael Bay sitting this sequel out, he's passed directing duties over to Joe Carnahan (THE GREY) who recently told io9 that he thinks BAD BOYS FOR LIFE will be the best of the franchise.

Unless you’re Toy Story 3, usually third ones aren’t the strongest, and I think this one will be the strongest of the trilogy thus far. When you’re coming back after 15 years, you better come back with a home run ball, and I really believe that’s what we have....We’ve got a responsibility to make something that’s absolutely equivalent or exceeds what comes before. That’s a really important thing for all of us.

Just last week the BAD BOYS sequel was pushed back several months, moving from summer of 2017 to early 2018, which was due to needing more time to get the script right as well as difficulties in getting all of the major players together in one room to go over it.

We couldn’t all get in a room, go through this thing and really ring it out, I’m a big believer in "do the work at the script level until you’ve got something you know works." That everyone is happy with, the stars are happy with, the director is happy with, the studio is happy with.

Carnahan stayed coy as to what BAD BOYS FOR LIFE will be about, but he did hint that it's "kind of what becomes of Bad Boys when they're not boys anymore." The director also added that "there’s a lot of funny shit in this movie, and there’s also a very mysterious, but tonally spot-on story that I think is kind of perfect for where we are in this day and age, where the guys are and reflectively, a very modern take on these guys." BAD BOYS FOR LIFE is set for a January 12, 2018 release.

Source: io9

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9:33AM on 08/22/2016

Bad Boys films

BOTH were awful movies, but if Joe C is directing, them I am watching. Just maybe not in the theater.
BOTH were awful movies, but if Joe C is directing, them I am watching. Just maybe not in the theater.
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2:36AM on 08/21/2016

Love Bad Boys II

Don't know if they can bring it for a 3rd.
Quotes:
"That one puckered-up my butthole"
"You ever made love to a man? Want to?"
"That's a nice f***in' fish"
"The devil is not welcome, in my house!"
I just thought BBII was just a fun action comedy. I don't think either of the two are as good as they were back then, but I'll hope for the best.
Don't know if they can bring it for a 3rd.
Quotes:
"That one puckered-up my butthole"
"You ever made love to a man? Want to?"
"That's a nice f***in' fish"
"The devil is not welcome, in my house!"
I just thought BBII was just a fun action comedy. I don't think either of the two are as good as they were back then, but I'll hope for the best.
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12:46AM on 08/21/2016
Shit I would have marcus(martin) divorced and getting laid all the time and mike(smith) married and not getting any. Role reversal joe!!!! I have faith in carnahan, hopefully this will be a hit.
Shit I would have marcus(martin) divorced and getting laid all the time and mike(smith) married and not getting any. Role reversal joe!!!! I have faith in carnahan, hopefully this will be a hit.
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7:45PM on 08/20/2016
I don't know if that's news.
"JOE CARNAHAN SAYS BAD BOYS FOR LIFE WILL BE THE WEAKEST OF THE TRILOGY"
That would be news.
I don't know if that's news.
"JOE CARNAHAN SAYS BAD BOYS FOR LIFE WILL BE THE WEAKEST OF THE TRILOGY"
That would be news.
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7:03PM on 08/20/2016
Butttt... Have you seen the ORIGINAL Bad Boys?... the one with Sean Penn?
Butttt... Have you seen the ORIGINAL Bad Boys?... the one with Sean Penn?
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4:37PM on 08/20/2016

Stretch was his best movie

The Grey wasn't bad either, but Stretch was much more original and had just the oddest sense of humor about itself that it was refreshing. If Carnahan brings that zany dark comedic style to Bad Boys, it might be decent. But right now Bad Boys 3 will probably fall into line with 2lander, Anchorman 2 and Dumb and Dumber To in that its too little too late.
The Grey wasn't bad either, but Stretch was much more original and had just the oddest sense of humor about itself that it was refreshing. If Carnahan brings that zany dark comedic style to Bad Boys, it might be decent. But right now Bad Boys 3 will probably fall into line with 2lander, Anchorman 2 and Dumb and Dumber To in that its too little too late.
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1:09AM on 08/20/2016

As long as Bay isn't directing

I'm willing to overlook the dull, uninspired mess that was Bad Boys 2 and i'm sure Joe Carnahan will deliver something closer to the first movie which I still enjoy btw.
I'm willing to overlook the dull, uninspired mess that was Bad Boys 2 and i'm sure Joe Carnahan will deliver something closer to the first movie which I still enjoy btw.
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12:14AM on 08/21/2016
Finally someone who knows how shitty the 2nd one was.

Everyone for some reason blows that movie and how great it was. I thought it was shit compared to the first one. That was the start of overboard Michael Bay in my opinion.
Finally someone who knows how shitty the 2nd one was.

Everyone for some reason blows that movie and how great it was. I thought it was shit compared to the first one. That was the start of overboard Michael Bay in my opinion.
11:39PM on 08/19/2016
Bad Boys 2 was fucking epic; I truly believe Bay trolled the web for every complaint about him up to that point and said "Oh yeah, nerds? Look what I can fucking do with a couple hundred million!" A-Team was good, so hopefully Carnahan "out-Bays" Bay.
Bad Boys 2 was fucking epic; I truly believe Bay trolled the web for every complaint about him up to that point and said "Oh yeah, nerds? Look what I can fucking do with a couple hundred million!" A-Team was good, so hopefully Carnahan "out-Bays" Bay.
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1:31AM on 08/20/2016
You hit the nail on the head! Thats probably the major (though I could list many) reason why some of us hated that movie because he was CLEARLY throwing a hissy-fit like bratty teenager who hates criticism like "FUCK THE OSCARS!! ITS CUNT, CARS & COKE FROM NOW ON!!!" Still butt-sore from Pearl Habor, he only made BB2 to prove a point and whether he was right or wrong and learnt his lesson is a matter of opinion.
You hit the nail on the head! Thats probably the major (though I could list many) reason why some of us hated that movie because he was CLEARLY throwing a hissy-fit like bratty teenager who hates criticism like "FUCK THE OSCARS!! ITS CUNT, CARS & COKE FROM NOW ON!!!" Still butt-sore from Pearl Habor, he only made BB2 to prove a point and whether he was right or wrong and learnt his lesson is a matter of opinion.
11:37PM on 08/19/2016
I love both Bad Boys, but God I don't remember the trailer being that awful.
I love both Bad Boys, but God I don't remember the trailer being that awful.
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9:30PM on 08/19/2016

Bad To The Bone!

That is a seriously strong claim. The original B2 is a classic with all the power and punch of Lethal Weapon with that extra ick of comedy and cool. I think Joe made an amazing picture with A-Team and why that title didnít get more credit is a mystery to me, but I will say I have faith in the fact that Joe will make a movie that fans of the original will enjoy.
That is a seriously strong claim. The original B2 is a classic with all the power and punch of Lethal Weapon with that extra ick of comedy and cool. I think Joe made an amazing picture with A-Team and why that title didnít get more credit is a mystery to me, but I will say I have faith in the fact that Joe will make a movie that fans of the original will enjoy.
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9:18PM on 08/19/2016
i bet the bad guys are gonna be drug dealers on the dark net, and they're old guys fighting young hackers. cue the scene where Martin Lawrence struggles with his phone.
i bet the bad guys are gonna be drug dealers on the dark net, and they're old guys fighting young hackers. cue the scene where Martin Lawrence struggles with his phone.
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