The outlook on Sony’s Bad Boys for Life is looking pretty unpleasant according to actor Martin Lawrence, who says that he doesn’t think that the third movie in the Bad Boys series is actually going to get made.
Sony Pictures recently took Bad Boys For Life off of their schedule to make room for Silver & Black, though a script for the movie is still in development and Will Smith is interested in doing another one. But when talking to Entertainment Weekly, Lawrence is much more cynical on the outlook for another movie in the Michael Bay-directed series:
“I don’t think we’re going to get one, not the way everything’s turning out. [Will Smith] is off doing another movie, and I don’t think it’s going to happen.”
Lawrence’s skepticism is rather warranted. The franchise has been dormant for well over a decade, and even then the future plans have looked spotty. Bad Boys III and Bad Boys IV were both scheduled for releases before the latter was outright pulled from Sony’s list of slate of movies, and aside from achieving his biggest opening ever with Suicide Squad, Will Smith isn’t quite the draw he used to be. This comes before director Joe Carnahan opted to leave Bad Boys for Life, which served as a major setback to the project, and while series creator Michael Bay is available to do another one since he’s evidently done with Transformers movies, the bigger question has to be whether or not anyone actually wants another Bad Boys movie – it’s not like there’s real demand for it at this point, presuming that there ever was.
So naturally, this raises the question: Bad Boys, Bad Boys, what are Sony going to do, what are they going to do when their franchise looks doomed?
Both Bad Boys and Bad Boys II are available on home video. Bad Boys for Life currently unscheduled, but was initially planned for a 2019 release date.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
10 Independent Comics Perfect For TV
I really don’t understand why so many great, independent comics are being ignored by Hollywood executives.
Marvel and DC dominated television in 2016 with the Arrowverse bringing the Legends of Tomorrow into the mix and Netflix adding both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to their expanding list of original titles. Comic book films also did well in the box office last year, even if the critics weren’t always too happy, so it seems from an investment perspective comic book properties are still a good bet. Independent comics are full of characters and concepts that have the potential to become the next big thing. Fortunately, with Valiant’s recent announcement of an online Ninjak series and FX finally naming a show runner for their Y:The Last Man adaptation, it seems comic fans have a lot to look forward to in the years ahead.
Here’s a list of 10 more comics ripe for the silver screen. Click Next to start!