Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are teaming up again for the third in the Bad Boys franchise. They play Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, two Miami police officers who get caught up in some sticky situations in the pursuit of justice. Here is everything you need to know about Bad Boys For Life ahead of its arrival in UK cinemas.
When is Bad Boys For Life out in cinemas?
Bad Boys For Life, though it will likely become known as Bad Boys III colloquially, is out in the UK on January 17.
The movie will have its US premier on January 14, after it had its world premiere in Berlin on January 7.
From there, Bad Boys 3 will be released in various territories from January 15, before it arrives in the UK, USA and Canada on January 17 and continues to be released across the next month all over the world.
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Who is in the cast of Bad Boys For Life?
Bad Boys For Life will star Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, as before, as the buddy cops Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett.
In this movie, part of their role will be to manage a group of young, new cops, which include Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig and Charles Melton as Kelley, Dorn and Rafe.
Also in the cast is Paolo Nunez as Rita, Kate de Castillo as Isabel, Nicky Jam as Zway-Lo and Joe Pantoliano as Captain Conrad Howard, who has appeared in all of the movies.
Theresa Randle is back as Theresa, Marcus’ wife, Massi Furlan is Lee Taglin and DJ Khaled has a small role as Manny the Butcher.
The big villain of the piece is Armando Armas Tapia, played by Jacob Scipio, who is back for revenge on Marcus after he killed Johnny Tapia, Armando’s brother.
What is the plot of Bad Boys For Life?
The official synopsis from Columbia Pictures reads: “The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life.”
However, judging by the trailer and other reports, the movie sees Marcus as a police inspector who is looking to retire from the force to rest and relax.
Mike, meanwhile, is experiencing a midlife crisis, as he tries to keep up with his group of ‘young guns’ cops with whom he has nothing in common.
However, when a vengeful mob boss, whose brother they defeated in Bad Boys II, tries to retaliate for the death of his brother, the cops decide to buddy up once again to take him on – and are even forced to get the millennials involved.
Mike is able to convince Marcus to get back to work, as they are seen setting fires, driving through shopping malls and dealing with some major explosive carnage.
There are some epic fight scenes with helicopters, tanks, and helicopter and tanks exploding on a precarious bridge.
But it seems the pair are not entirely alone, as the film ends with Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton and Alexander Ludwig’s characters singing a Bad Boys theme, meaning the team up is definitely taking part.
Bad Boys For Life is out in cinemas on January 17