Why Joe Carnahan left Bad Boys 3

At one point, Narc and The Grey filmmaker Joe Carnahan was set to direct Mission: Impossible III, but left the project due to creative differences. History would repeat itself, with Carnahan leaving yet another threequel, Bad Boys III, for similar reasons. In a recent interview, Carnahan opened up about his Bad Boys III departure, revealing that his vision for the movie clashed with what star Will Smith ultimately wanted.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Ghostbusters 3 is gearing up to film in Calgary, Alberta.
  • Speaking of Ghostbusters 3: Melissa McCarthy is fine with it.
  • How to Train Your Dragon 3 director Dean DeBlois would be fine with the franchise continuing (with new characters).
  • Kevin Smith shares a pic of a familiar location, and a familiar face, from the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot set.
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse directors offer their thoughts on what a potential sequel might look like.
  • Will Smith shares a “censored” look at a Bad Boys 3 script read.

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‘Bad Boys For Life’ First Look Revealed By Will Smith

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After years of rumors and false starts, Bad Boys For Life is really, truly, actually happening – and after seeing some recent camera tests of Will Smith posing on a sound stage, we now have our first official look at Smith and co-star Martin Lawrence reunited, straight from Smith’s Instagram account. Read More »

bad boys 3 camera test

The Bad Boys are back for Bad Boys 3, aka Bad Boys For Life (or Bad Boys For Lif3, if you want to get crazy). After a lengthy period of uncertainty, production on the third entry in the over-the-top cop series has begun. If your thirst for all-things Bad Boys has yet to be quenched, you’re in luck: a new Bad Boys 3 camera test has given us our first look at Will Smith stepping back into the role of Detective Mike Lowrey. It’s not the most exciting footage, but it does prove one thing: Will Smith is an ageless vampire, because he looks almost exactly the same as he did in the previous two Bad Boys films.

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bad boys for life

Fans have been waiting over 15 years for Bad Boys for Life to get in front of cameras. The sequel has had plenty of ups and downs over the years with Michael Bay leaving the project in the hands of director Joe Carnahan, who ended up leaving even after writing the script. Now the project finally seems to have firm footing with directors Adil Arbi and Bilall Fallah as the latest filmmakers getting behind the camera, and we finally have word on what kind of problem Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will be dealing with this time. Read More »

Bad Boys for Life Cast

Unless you tuned in to the Netflix series Sense8, there’s a good chance you haven’t seen Joe Pantoliano in a little while unless you’ve been re-watching one of his famous turns in The Matrix, Risky Business, The Goonies, Memento or the Bad Boys franchise. But thankfully, the latter will bring him back to the blockbusters he deserves to be starring in.

The long-gestating and anticipated (?) sequel Bad Boys for Life will not only have Will Smith and Martin Lawrence back as Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett, but it will also bring back the actor that we lovingly refer to as Joey Pants in the role of Captain Howard. Read More »

Bad Boys 3

The Bad Boys are officially back together. The long-gestating Bad Boys 3 received the green light from Sony last month with Will Smith on board, but a big question mark remained around franchise co-star Martin Lawrence, who remained a hold-out for as long as a Bad Boys 3 had been rumored. But now, Lawrence’s return is seemingly confirmed, with the actor set to reprise his role as Detective Marcus Burnett in Bad Boys For Life.

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bad boys 3

The on-again/off-again Bad Boys 3 is back on again, as Sony just gave the greenlight to the Will Smith/Martin Lawrence sequel. The plan now is to release the film, titled Bad Boys for Life, in 2020. Smith has officially signed on, while Lawrence is still hammering out details of his deal. We’ve been here before, but for now, let’s all assume Bad Boys 3 is on track, shall we?

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Bad Boys 3 cinematographer

Bad Boys 3, tentatively titled Bad Boys For Life, is ready to ride or die, and the film just landed a very impressive cinematographer. Benoit Debie, who has shot such stylish films as Spring Breakers and Enter the Void, will serve as director of photography. This doesn’t mean Bad Boys 3 will be a good movie, but it’ll certainly look amazing.

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Whatcha gonna do when Bad Boys for Life comes for you? It depends on what you’re doing in 2020.

The third Bad Boys movie, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprising their roles as the hotheaded Miami detectives, is one of the new Sony release dates that have been added to the studio’s slate. The other film is another star-studded vehicle, You Are My Friend, the Mr. Rogers movie starring Tom Hanks.

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