After a very long wait Martin Lawrence says Bad Boys 3 is finally a go. Mediaoutrage is reporting at that not only has Will Smithâ€™s return to the â€œMen in Blackâ€ franchise been confirmed by director Barry Sonnenfeld, but Martin Lawrence just told MTV News that he will definitely reteam with the actor for a third film in the â€œBad Boysâ€ series.
Smithâ€™s camp had denied reports in recent weeks that he signed on for either film. But, Martin says he and Smith have already discussed a third â€œBad Boysâ€ installment, and both actors, along with returning director Michael Bay, are just awaiting the go-ahead from producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
â€œAny time you can get Big Willie to come out and talk about doing a third installment of a hot movie like â€˜Bad Boys,â€™ you have to take notice. I met with [director] Michael Bay, and he said heâ€™s onboard too â€” so itâ€™s realâ€¦ Weâ€™re just waiting on Jerry Bruckheimer to let us know when itâ€™s really real,â€ said Lawrence.
Peter Craig is reportedly writing the script but production wonâ€™t likely begin until next year when Bay has finished his commitment to the third â€œTransformers,â€ reports MTV.
As previously reported, Movieline and Showbiz 411 are reporting that â€œMen in Black 3-Dâ€ has gotten the green light from Sony, with Smith, co-star Tommy Lee Jones and original director Sonnenfeld on board for a Memorial Day 2011 release.