Bad Boys 3 Teases Its Villain, And A Replacement For Michael Bay

Sit back, relax, and cue the damn Cops theme song. After years of rumors we finally have confirmation: the Bad Boys franchise will soon return and blast its way back into theaters. With Martin Lawrence and Will Smith both on board to return to the iconic action franchise for Bad Boys 3, we feel safe in saying that we couldn’t be more excited for them to deliver laughs and chaos in spades. Screenwriter Joe Carnahan just let a few new details slip regarding the some of the film's finer details, though. Check them out below.

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That first Twitter image above showcases an early concept of an unknown man riding a motorcycle and wielding a gun. In his caption for the image, Carnahan asks: "Who is this man… and how bad is he?" This seems like a tease of the film’s villain as a mysterious figure who has no qualms with getting in on the action and getting his hands dirty, rather than manipulating events from the background. Of course Carnahan didn’t stop there. He also Tweeted an early previsualization rendering of the kind of destruction this villain will cause in Bad Boys 3. Check it out below:

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In typical Bad Boys fashion, the above image showcases a major car explosion on a bridge. The explosion sends multiple vehicles flying, and likely racks up a pretty substantial body count. It seems incredibly likely that this sort of carnage will get the attention of Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Bennett (Martin Lawrence). Although these images do very little towards providing insight towards the actual plot of Bad Boys 3, they give us a great sense of the tone and general style the third Bad Boys will aim for.

Although Michael Bay has traditionally helmed the franchise, rumors have swirled that Joe Carnahan may also take over directing duties in addition to penning the film’s script. As Bay has his hands full with the Transformers franchise, the truth behind these rumors seems more and more likely with each passing day. It’s not as though Carnahan has no experience in the realm of badass action anyway; between his work behind the camera for The Grey, as well as the 2010 reboot of The A-Team, we feel confident in his ability to properly craft an action sequence.

We will bring you more information related to the upcoming release of Bad Boys 3 as it becomes available to us. It likely won’t be long before we finally learn the identity of the man under the helmet; who do you think it is?

Conner Schwerdtfeger

Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.