Yes, we know it’s been talked about for years now, but it’s really really official. Detectives Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett are coming back for Bad Boys 3, but the working title will be Bad Boys For Life, with a release date set for January 12, 2018, EW confirms.
The new title pays homage to Smith’s character, Lowery, in Bad Boys II telling his partner Marcus, played by Martin Lawrence, “We ride together, we die together. Bad boys for life.” Although both films were directed by Michael Bay, the new release will be handled by Joe Carnahan.
And don’t think this’ll close out the story for the detective duo, as Bad Boys 4 is currently slated for July 3, 2019.