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Will Smith may not star in Bad Boys sequels

08.14.2015

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After Sony announced release dates for BAD BOYS 3 and 4 (as well as a bunch of other films), many assumed that meant Will Smith will definitely return to reprise his Mike Lowery role. But insiders tell THR that although Smith is involved with the sequels, "it's not clear whether he will star, produce or both."

Since release dates have already been announced, Sony must be fairly confident that they will be able to lure Smith back to appear in the third and fourth installments, but I do wonder if the studio has a Plan B for if the actor decides he doesn't want to star in the follow-ups. The first one isn't scheduled to hit theaters until 2017 though, so Sony does have some time to try to convince the actor that he should do the sequels. However it will be interesting to see what the studio does if Smith does end up passing on starring in the planned movies. Would you watch a Will Smith-less BAD BOYS?

Joe Carnahan is in talks to write and possibly direct BAD BOYS 3, which is due in theaters on February 17, 2017, while BAD BOYS 4 is set to open on July 3, 2019.

Source: THR

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1:45AM on 08/16/2015
seriously? a Bad Boys without Smith or Lawerence is like trying to do a Conan movie without Arnold! Why bother? If they can't get both the actors then don't do it!
seriously? a Bad Boys without Smith or Lawerence is like trying to do a Conan movie without Arnold! Why bother? If they can't get both the actors then don't do it!
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1:45AM on 08/16/2015
seriously? a Bad Boys without Smith or Lawerence is like trying to do a Conan movie without Arnold! Why bother? If they can't get both the actors then don't do it!
seriously? a Bad Boys without Smith or Lawerence is like trying to do a Conan movie without Arnold! Why bother? If they can't get both the actors then don't do it!
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6:02PM on 08/15/2015
No Michael Bay + Plus No Will Smith = Cancel the sequel and don't do it.
No Michael Bay + Plus No Will Smith = Cancel the sequel and don't do it.
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5:08PM on 08/15/2015
Independence Day 2 without Smith, nothing lost there.. Bad Boys without Smith, Lawrence and Joey Pants= no go
Independence Day 2 without Smith, nothing lost there.. Bad Boys without Smith, Lawrence and Joey Pants= no go
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8:41AM on 08/15/2015

NO WAY!

IF Will Smith doesn't star in both movies, then there is no way I would see those movies . People wont go see a Bad Boys movie without Smith's chemistry with Lawernce...you figure Smith was the straight man to Lawerence's comedic moments in the movie. Will Smith is not the same person we used to know...His ego has changed his choices of movies in the last ten years....he doesn't seem to want to do ID2 and now he has a lack of interest in Bad Boys...yeah it might be a instant paycheck, but its
IF Will Smith doesn't star in both movies, then there is no way I would see those movies . People wont go see a Bad Boys movie without Smith's chemistry with Lawernce...you figure Smith was the straight man to Lawerence's comedic moments in the movie. Will Smith is not the same person we used to know...His ego has changed his choices of movies in the last ten years....he doesn't seem to want to do ID2 and now he has a lack of interest in Bad Boys...yeah it might be a instant paycheck, but its also giving respect to a series that has helped his career, more than he gives credit for.
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2:57AM on 08/15/2015

Forget it then!

No Smith! No thanks! Although he seems to be somewhat of a tool as of late, his chemistry with Lawrence is what makes these films fun. They will inevitably try to replace him with someone like Michael B Jordan or Kevin Hart if Smith backs out, and then I will back out from caring.
No Smith! No thanks! Although he seems to be somewhat of a tool as of late, his chemistry with Lawrence is what makes these films fun. They will inevitably try to replace him with someone like Michael B Jordan or Kevin Hart if Smith backs out, and then I will back out from caring.
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7:06PM on 08/14/2015
I agree with the other comments. Without Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, there's no reason to make this movie. Is Sony just using the brand recognition to try and reboot it with new actors? That makes zero sense because people see the Bad Boys movies for Smith and Lawrence. If you're replacing either one you might as well start a new franchise
I agree with the other comments. Without Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, there's no reason to make this movie. Is Sony just using the brand recognition to try and reboot it with new actors? That makes zero sense because people see the Bad Boys movies for Smith and Lawrence. If you're replacing either one you might as well start a new franchise
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5:50PM on 08/14/2015

STUPID STUPID STUPID

If he, indeed, passes on this it will be one of those issues that a decade from now he'll be saying "I wish I should have done it" ... What is it with people these days? That ego is just heavy on his shoulders! Look at 48hrs, Beverly Hills Cop, Lethal Weapon .... movies that people watch decades later .... I'm still laugh, in a good way, when I see Bad Boys 2 -- Will Smith have completely forgotten where he came from!!!

Do the movie, dude, get the paycheck, promote it, and go home! No big
If he, indeed, passes on this it will be one of those issues that a decade from now he'll be saying "I wish I should have done it" ... What is it with people these days? That ego is just heavy on his shoulders! Look at 48hrs, Beverly Hills Cop, Lethal Weapon .... movies that people watch decades later .... I'm still laugh, in a good way, when I see Bad Boys 2 -- Will Smith have completely forgotten where he came from!!!

Do the movie, dude, get the paycheck, promote it, and go home! No big deal!!!! You and Martin have great chemistry on screen -- Don't fk that up!!!!
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3:27PM on 08/14/2015
Will Smith needs this.
Will Smith needs this.
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2:45PM on 08/14/2015
Bad Boys without Will Smith or Martin Lawrence is like that Ride Along movie. Bad Boys ARE Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. But why would Will Smith not want to be in Bad Boys 3? It's a surefire success. After how After Earth or Focus performed at the box office, he needs a hit movie.
Bad Boys without Will Smith or Martin Lawrence is like that Ride Along movie. Bad Boys ARE Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. But why would Will Smith not want to be in Bad Boys 3? It's a surefire success. After how After Earth or Focus performed at the box office, he needs a hit movie.
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2:53PM on 08/14/2015
He'll have one with Suicide Squad, although it won't be because his name was attached to it. And I agree completely, not Bad Boys w/o Smith AND Lawrence.
He'll have one with Suicide Squad, although it won't be because his name was attached to it. And I agree completely, not Bad Boys w/o Smith AND Lawrence.
3:23PM on 08/14/2015
Thanks, man. And I agree - Suicide Squad will no doubt be a hit but that's a team effort. But Bad Boys 3, should he be in it, is likely to be a hit if his name attaches to it.
Thanks, man. And I agree - Suicide Squad will no doubt be a hit but that's a team effort. But Bad Boys 3, should he be in it, is likely to be a hit if his name attaches to it.
2:38PM on 08/14/2015
Somewhere right now Martin Lawrence is crying. The guy is lucky to be apart of Suicide Squad because the ego on Smith absolutely sucks to the point where I don't even want to watch his films again.
Somewhere right now Martin Lawrence is crying. The guy is lucky to be apart of Suicide Squad because the ego on Smith absolutely sucks to the point where I don't even want to watch his films again.
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2:19PM on 08/14/2015
Jaden can play Mikes long lost son who funny enoug.. is a cop.
Jaden can play Mikes long lost son who funny enoug.. is a cop.
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1:35PM on 08/14/2015

He'll be back

Right now, Will Smith's career has hit a rough patch, and he needs a massive hit to put him back on track. SUICIDE SQUAD is going to be more about Jared Leto and Margot Robbie than Deadshot, and Robbie blew him out of the water in FOCUS. If he wants this sequel to be a hit, he'll be in costume.
Right now, Will Smith's career has hit a rough patch, and he needs a massive hit to put him back on track. SUICIDE SQUAD is going to be more about Jared Leto and Margot Robbie than Deadshot, and Robbie blew him out of the water in FOCUS. If he wants this sequel to be a hit, he'll be in costume.
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1:10PM on 08/14/2015
Wesley Snipes needs the money.
Wesley Snipes needs the money.
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1:07PM on 08/14/2015
LOL then why make them? Trust me he will though.
LOL then why make them? Trust me he will though.
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1:05PM on 08/14/2015
I don't think this means anything. There is no Bad Boys without him. Martin Lawrence isn't going to put asses in seats, and since Michael Bay isn't signed to direct they need an ace if they're going to go ahead with this. Who but Smith could fill that spot? Now is not the time to reinvent the wheel with this franchise.
I don't think this means anything. There is no Bad Boys without him. Martin Lawrence isn't going to put asses in seats, and since Michael Bay isn't signed to direct they need an ace if they're going to go ahead with this. Who but Smith could fill that spot? Now is not the time to reinvent the wheel with this franchise.
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11:47AM on 08/14/2015

I'm pretty sure that if he doesn't want to star in it, they're back up plan is just 10 words:

"But we want Jaden to be in it with you."
"But we want Jaden to be in it with you."
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12:19PM on 08/14/2015
They're = they are, there = place, their = people/possessive. "They're not going over there later because their plans have changed."
They're = they are, there = place, their = people/possessive. "They're not going over there later because their plans have changed."
5:05PM on 08/15/2015
Asshole... Ass-hole.... Ass hole

"People that correct grammar on the Internet are Assholes, who eat poop out of Ass Holes... dont be an Ass-Hole"
Asshole... Ass-hole.... Ass hole

"People that correct grammar on the Internet are Assholes, who eat poop out of Ass Holes... dont be an Ass-Hole"
11:37AM on 08/14/2015
Really losing a lot of respect for Smith, growing up he was my favourite actor. The first BB was good but the second mediocre, what's starting to bug me about Smith is him forgetting his roots and the films that made him the star he is such as this and ID, and his choices of backing out of roles such as Django and earlier Neo just shows his fear of pushing his own limits. Smith is a good actor when he wants to be but with stuff like this and his constant push for Jayden (shit actor) it's going
Really losing a lot of respect for Smith, growing up he was my favourite actor. The first BB was good but the second mediocre, what's starting to bug me about Smith is him forgetting his roots and the films that made him the star he is such as this and ID, and his choices of backing out of roles such as Django and earlier Neo just shows his fear of pushing his own limits. Smith is a good actor when he wants to be but with stuff like this and his constant push for Jayden (shit actor) it's going to ruin his credibility
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12:26PM on 08/14/2015
Second one wasn't nearly as funny as the first, but was still a pretty damn good time. That scene where Mike answers the door and fucks with Reggie was pretty hilarious. I wouldn't mind more movies as long as he and Martin Lawrence both return.
Second one wasn't nearly as funny as the first, but was still a pretty damn good time. That scene where Mike answers the door and fucks with Reggie was pretty hilarious. I wouldn't mind more movies as long as he and Martin Lawrence both return.
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11:05AM on 08/14/2015

meh

First two movies were crap
First two movies were crap
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10:47AM on 08/14/2015
Well if he doesn't star than this is just pointless.
Well if he doesn't star than this is just pointless.
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