Will Smith And Martin Lawrence Reunite To 'Officially' Announce Bad Boys 3

We ride together, we die together - bad boys for life.

And never ones to let down their fans, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are trying to keep their promise, with the official announcement of the third instalment of the Bad Boys franchise.

The two stars met up in Los Angeles and decided to share the good news with their millions of adoring fans on Instagram.

Fresh Prince Smith, now 50, took a short clip of the pair together and posted it to his 24 million followers with the caption: "It's been a LOOOONG time coming. But now it's Here! @BadBoys For Life :rotating_light: We back!! @martinlawrence."

In the clip, while filming himself, Smith says: "No, no, I'm telling y'all, I'm telling y'all, this is crazy, wait, wait, just wait...it's official, it's official, Bad Boys 3, it's happening, it's official, I'm telling you that's it no more, you can't handle no more."

Co-star Lawrence, 53, also shared a candid a pic of their two actors together, announcing the upcoming film.

The caption said: "It's official. Bad Boys for Life. #teammartymar #badboysforlife@willsmith #weback."

Music to our ears.

The welcome news comes just a month after Variety magazine revealed Sony were close to agreeing a deal to bring narcs Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey back to the big screen for one more outing, 15 years since the second film and more than 20 since the fits.

And when you look at how much money they both raked in at the Box Office, you can see why they're revisiting the much-loved characters.

Credit: Instagram/Martin Lawrence
Credit: Instagram/Martin Lawrence

When the first instalment of the comedy thriller series came out, it took more than $140 million dollars worldwide, and catapulted the pair into superstardom (although Smith was already well on his way thanks to his music career and sitcom).

Director Michael Bay then returned in 2003 for a sequel which dwarfed its predecessor, grossing a shit ton of money... but if you want to put an actual numerical value on it, it was $273.4 million.

According to reports, Bay will not be returning to the director's chair for the third film. The role will instead be taken over by duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who are best known for directing a couple of episodes of FX series Snowfall.

And it's set to be a big few years for Smith, who is also lined up to don the specs and suit for a fourth instalment of Men in Black - another stone cold classic.

Featured Image Credit: Columbia Pictures

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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