The return of the legendary “bad boy” duo Will Smith and Martin Lawrence makes fans excited

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June 08, 2024

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back on the scene in the first trailer for Bad Boys: Ride or Die.

Sony Pictures debuted the first trailer for the sequel and its new title, Ride or Die on Tuesday, showing Smith, 55, and Lawrence, 58, reuniting for more action nearly 30 years after the 1995 original movie. “We back in this thang!!” Smith wrote in a caption to an Instagram post showing the trailer.

The Bad Boys films follow Smith and Lawrence’s characters’ adventures as detectives working for the Miami Police Department; a new synopsis for the movie reads that the pair “are back with their iconic mix of edge-of-your seat action and outrageous comedy but this time with a twist: Miami’s finest are now on the run.”

Also featured in the new enty’s cast are Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens, Eric Dane, TashaSmith, loan Gruffudd, Paola Nuñez, Jacob Scipio, Melanie Liburd, Tiffany Haddish and Joe Pantoliano. Directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are back after helming 2020’s Bad Boys for Life.

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Smith and Lawrence announced a fourth Bad Boys movie was in the works back in January 2023, when they both shared a video on Instagram that they captioned: “IT’S ABOUT THAT TIME!”

The clip began with Smith recording himself as he drove to Lawrence’s home, telling viewers he was going to provide a “hint” as to what his big news was.

Lawrence and Smith were spotted filming Bad Boys: Ride or Diemultiple times throughout spring 2023, including in April and May in Atlanta and again in June. In the latter appearance, the actors were photographed in their full police uniforms in character as Mike and Marcus.

The costars appeared virtually at CinemaCon 2023 to tease the upcoming film, stating at the time that they were four weeks into filming, according to Variety.

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Martin Lawrence and Will Smith in Bad Boys: Ride or Die

“We’re not sorry we couldn’t be there,” Lawrence told the convention’s Las Vegas audience. “We glad we not there because we here and they’re paying us to be here,” Smith added at the time, noting that the costars are “hype” and “excited” for the movie. 

In March, Smith marked the end of filming, sharing a photo of himself with Lawrence on  and writing, “WRAPPED! Nothin’ but Magic every time I’m with my guy.”

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