*The long-gestating sequel in the “Bad Boys” franchise with returning stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence has been pushed back to early 2018…and now has an official title.
Originally slated for June 2, 2017, the third film will now arrive in theaters on Jan. 2, 2018, under the title, “Bad Boys for Life,” Sony announced Thursday.
There had been some question as to whether Smith would return to the franchise, but he confirmed earlier this year that he would indeed reteam with Lawrence. He’s currently n theaters with “Suicide Squad.”
The first two “Bad Boys” films were directed by Michael Bay and hit theaters in 1995 and 2003.