Sony Confirms 2017 + 2019 Release Dates for 'Bad Boys 3 & 4' Sequels

August 5, 2015
Source: The Wrap

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Briefly: Sony Pictures has announced a number of upcoming release dates, confirming and revealing a few new titles across the next four years. Among the titles listed are two sequels we knew were coming, but now they officially have release dates. Bad Boys 3 and 4 are now set for release in 2017 and 2019, respectively. As of reports in June, rumors were that Joe Carnahan was going to write & direct Bad Boys 3, reuniting Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for another outing. Michael Bay may still be involved as a producer, but he's busy off making another Transformers aside from that 13 Hours movie. Well now we know there's definitely two new Bad Boys movies coming, two years apart. I just hope they're worth the long wait and all this hype.

According to The Wrap, the release dates are as follows: Bad Boys 3 on February 17th, 2017 and Bad Boys 4 on July 3rd, 2019. That's the very final listing on their release date updates, which includes mostly 2017 and 2016 listings including Edgar Wright's Baby Driver (March 17th, 2017), Nikolaj Arcel's The Dark Tower adaptation (January 13th, 2017), a Jumanji reboot (December 25th, 2016 - Christmas), and Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven remake (September 23rd, 2016). The original Bad Boys first hit in 1995, and 2003, eight years apart. And they're actually awesome action movies, better than expected. By the time this comes out it might end up being 14 years since the last one. I'm curious to hear why Will Smith said now's the time.

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Reader Feedback - 28 Comments


I am glad to see Wright has a new film in the works. After the disaster (for him) that was ANT MAN, I want more than ever for one of his films. // More BAD BOYS films seems okay. I kind of enjoy them for what they are. The second was so over-the-top ridiculous and cheesy. I will be all in if Carnahan steps up.

DAVIDPD on Aug 5, 2015


I don't understand the love for Edgar Wright. He's a mediocre director, at best, and his writing was the weakest link for Tintin.

txJM on Aug 5, 2015


That's completely fair. I can see how his direction could be divisive and not every one's cuppa tea. I personally enjoy all those "quirks" than others find annoying.

DAVIDPD on Aug 5, 2015


I disagree. I understand why many may not like him, but calling him mediocre when Hollywood is awash with a the flotsam of mediocrity is unfair. He may not be one of the "greats", but he's better than a lot of people passing for directors theses days (Josh Trank, Gareth Edwards, etc,etc) and he distinguishes himself with his own visual (more like editing) style. He uses the camera as an active participant in the action, rather than a stationary witness. He's derivative, true - but that's another thing that make his movies fun - the references to other films and pop culture. Tarantino is perhaps the MOST derivative director in Hollywood, and he's considered the bees knees by many critics.

TheOct8pus on Aug 6, 2015


I'm not a critic. I'm a paying customer who wants to be entertained. Wright doesn't do that for me. Neither does Trank. They're overrated.

txJM on Aug 6, 2015


I hear you. Wright doesn't do it for you. I was a big fan of his show "Spaced" so maybe there's a soft spot for me. Anyway - he entertains me. The beauty is that we're all entitled to our own tastes and opinions.... I agree with you about Trank. It seems like they're giving some pretty big movies to rookie directors a lot these days, and those rookies haven't really done much to show for it....

TheOct8pus on Aug 6, 2015


Right, but what baffles me are the throngs of drooling fans that INSIST that their favorite, quirky, indie directors get these gigs.

txJM on Aug 6, 2015


Marc Webb anyone?

TheOct8pus on Aug 6, 2015


SPACED! I dig Wright a lot. He's got his own style. I was very excited about Trank... but apparently F4 is abysmal.

Franklin Carpio on Aug 6, 2015


He knew he had to do bad boys after the whole after earth and focus disaster. This is good money for him. The box office loves him in action movies.

Brando Williams on Aug 5, 2015


"The box office loves him in action movies"......maybe in 1996.

dan on Aug 7, 2015


Great, just what the world needs, more shitty Bad Boys sequels.

John Doe on Aug 5, 2015


Very interested in the Dark tower movie and the strangest thing is that bad boys 3 and 4 is getting the most attention? It's biggest work from Stephen King and nobody is surprised it's ready to go. I can remember I had allot of discussion on this site who must play the gunslinger.

ari smulders on Aug 5, 2015


I agree. That's the big news here. The Dark Tower could potentially be an epic saga like Lord of the Rings....very curious about it, but it's kinda cool that they're keeping us in the dark.

TheOct8pus on Aug 6, 2015


We did onley hear big casting news for the dark tower, and now they announced it "silently" in a production slate. I am very very curious about who is producing it, playing the gun slinger and Randal flagg ....

ari smulders on Aug 6, 2015


I liked Jamey Sheridan in "stand".

dan on Aug 7, 2015


Indeed, it was a very good choice! I would like David Morse to play Randal Flag and Clint Eastwood Jr to play the gunslinger...

ari smulders on Aug 7, 2015


I could see david morse as flag

dan on Aug 8, 2015


Always hate it when I see "Bad Boys" listed on the tv scroll only to turn to it and find out it's not the good one with Sean Penn.

cuckoozey on Aug 6, 2015


I thought that only happened to me.

dan on Aug 7, 2015


BB2 will be hard to top.

Cyberdine on Aug 6, 2015


Bad Boys 4: Old Boys.

TheOct8pus on Aug 6, 2015


Because what the world needs is more Martin Lawrence...sigh

kitano0 on Aug 6, 2015


and more will "after earth" wasn't enough. LOL

dan on Aug 7, 2015


Do you know how to find the Bad Boys in the snow? Look for fresh prints.

MaqueeStalker on Aug 6, 2015


if they've been "bad", I'd say look for the yellow snow!

dan on Aug 7, 2015


How are they going to get a Jumangi reboot out in just a year and a half when they have practically nobody(beyond a writer, I think) announced for it? Unless it is going to be along the lines of 'Goosebumps' and come together quickly/cheaply. But I don't know, some of these dates seem odd, and some of the films seem odd. Putting movies that should be more 'A-list' releases in spots like February and January, or September. I am not sure about this slate.

Chris Groves on Aug 7, 2015


The only way to watch these sequels is if your high on Mary Jane. More quality releases from Hollywood. We're blessed and we don't even know it.

Comments_Usually_Suck on Aug 10, 2015

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