Will Smith will return to the big screen thanks to the fourth installment of “Bad Boys”, which will be his first big project after the controversial slap which he gave to comedian Chris Rock during the Oscars ceremony last year.
“I have an announcement… You’d better stop scrolling. Seriously,” he revealed Tuesday in a video posted on his Instagram account.
In that announcement about the fourth part of this action comedy, his co-star, Martin Lawrence, also appears, who in the images receives the Oscar-winning actor at his home, while blurting out: “About time, right?”
The new film is in the early stages of pre-production at the Sony Pictures studio and now the directors of the third film -Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah- will work together again, according to the specialized media Deadline.
More details about the plot of the fourth part of this saga are still unknown, but what is known is that Smith and Lawrence will once again play detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, respectively, in their new adventures in Miami.
The previous “Bad Boys” tapes were released in 1995, 2003 and 2020, and the franchise has grossed over $840 million all over the world thanks to them.
In fact, the third part pocketed 204 million in the United States alone and ended up being the highest-grossing film of 2020 before theaters closed in mid-March due to covid-19.
smith was expelled from the Hollywood Academy for the next ten years after slapping Rock, who had joked about his wife’s alopecia problems -Jada Pinkett-Smith-, during the 94th Oscars.
An edition in which paradoxically he was recognized for his performance in “King Richard” with the statuette for best actor, the first of his career.
Smith’s facet as an actor was deeply diminished by the incident and last year he only participated in “Emancipation” (AppleTV+)a drama with little acceptance in which he played a slave during the American War of Independence.
The actor has been remorseful and has publicly apologized to Rock on several occasions, while trying to redirect a career that could be resurrected for good with the acclaimed “Bad Boys” saga.