The first two Bad Boys films starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence were massively successful. They were also a brilliant vehicle for both actors, but particularly Smith who seemed to revel in the role. So could there be a Bad Boys 3 made?
The chances of a second sequel happening increased after a meeting on the red carpet at the 2008 MTV Move Awards on Sunday between Will Smith and Michael Bay. Hollyscoop asked Bay about the possibility of a new Bad Boys film, and Smith was listening in desperate to have his say.
“I don’t know. We talk about it, but we all make too much money.”
Smith then butted in:
“Bad Boys 3, I got an idea, I so have a great idea…I can’t pitch it here.”
“Jayden, we just watched the opening of Bad Boys 2 last night and I was telling him that is the best opening, you can’t open a movie better than that opening sequence of Bad Boys 2.“
“Michael is too expensive now, he’s way too expensive.”
So it seems the idea is there, at least swilling around in Will Smith’s head, and both parties present at the awards seemed keen, so why not? It seems the only sticking point could be the money, or lack of it. I don’t know, these Hollywood types and their huge pay packets.
Smith won Best Male Performance for I Am Legend, and Bay saw Transformers win Best Movie. Could it be that at the MTV Movie Awards in 2010 or 2011, the two will be standing on stage collecting an award for Bad Boys 3? Probably not.