Martin Lawrence and Will Smith opened CinemaCon by promoting their comeback to the “Bad Boys” franchise. Smith proclaimed to the group of owners of movie theatres, “We’re hype, we’re excited.” He sort of apologised for being unable to attend the annual meeting of the exhibition sector in Las Vegas.
Lawrence corrected him, explaining that they had been filming the fourth installment of the series for four weeks. “We’re not sorry we couldn’t be there,” Lawrence emphasized.
Smith replied, “We are glad we are not there because we are here and they’re paying us to be here.”
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who helmed “Bad Boys for Life” in 2020, are reuniting with Smith and Lawrence in “Bad Boys 4” along with “Euphoria’s” Eric Dane and franchise veterans Paola Nnez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Alexander Ludwig. The script was written by Chris Bremner.
Smith will get the chance to play one of his most cherished roles, which will help him move past the ugly Oscars slap incident. His most recent appearance was in the drama “Emancipation,” which was overshadowed by the controversy surrounding his attack on Chris Rock. It was about a fugitive slave.
The “Bad Boys” series centers around Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, two Miami police officers who have a knack for jokes and do a lot of property damage to both cars and buildings while pursuing drug traffickers and outlaws.