Bad Boys 4 release date, cast, plot, and more news

The Bad Boys 4 release date is on its way, which means Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back for even more action adventure. Here's everything we know so far.

Bad Boys 4 release date

When is the Bad Boys 4 release date? A trilogy wasn’t enough for the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence double team, so the pair are coming back for yet another adventure with a fourth Bad Boys movie.

The original Bad Boys is heralded as one of the best ’90s movies of the era and still remains one of the best action movies of all time. Starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as a pair of hard-hitting detectives, the Michael Bay flick is exactly the kind of over-the-top, badass crime thriller that we all adore. But, since the original in 1995, we had to wait eight years for Bad Boys 2 and then another 17 years for Bad Boys 3.

We won’t have a similar delay for Bad Boys 4, though, and a new movie in the series is actually already on its way. To celebrate the return, here’s everything we know about the Bad Boys 4 release date, cast list, and much more.

What is the Bad Boys 4 release date?

Currently, Bad Boys 4 is scheduled to release in less than a year on Friday, June 14, 2024. However, we think this date is bound to change given that filming on the movie stopped in July 2023 because of the ongoing strikes and hasn’t resumed since. In fact, with no immediate end to the strikes in sight, we’re expecting Bad Boys 4 to be delayed until 2025.

Even then, though, that’s not awful news for fans of Bad Boys because we’ve all gotten so used to the extensive gaps between movies. And, patience is a virtue.

Bad Boys 4 release date: Jacob Scipio as Armando in Bad Boys for Life

Who is in the Bad Boys 4 cast?

We know that Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will lead Bad Boys 4. It wouldn’t be a Bad Boys movie without them! They’ll reprise their roles as Detective Mike Lowrey and Detective Marcus Burnett, respectively.

Several other actors are confirmed to appear in Bad Boys 4, such as Vanessa Hudgens, who will once again take on the role of Kelly. Hudgens was in the previous film, Bad Boys For Life as the weapons expert for AMMO.

Paola Núñez is back as well after her character Rita Secada was promoted to Captain at the end of the last film. Tasha Smith makes one notable change, portraying Theresa Burnett instead of Theresa Randle. And, alongside the newcomer Smith will be the brilliant Rhea Seehorn who joins the cast in an undisclosed role after starring as Kim Wexler in Better Call Saul.

The Bad Boys 4 cast list:

  • Will Smith as Detective Lieutenant Michael Eugene “Mike” Lowrey
  • Martin Lawrence as Detective Lieutenant Marcus Miles Burnett
  • Vanessa Hudgens as Kelly
  • Alexander Ludwig as Dorn
  • Paola Núñez as Captain Rita Secada
  • Tasha Smith as Theresa Burnett
  • John Salley as Fletcher
  • Eric Dane
  • Ioan Gruffudd
  • Rhea Seehorn

Behind the camera will be Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. They helmed the third film in the series and are also known as the directors who worked on the DCU’s Batgirl before it got sent to the scrapheap.

Bad Boys 4 release date: Martin Lawrence and Will Smith in Bad Boys for Life

What is Bad Boys 4 about?

We’re expecting the plot of Bad Boys 4 to focus on the AMMO division that Mike and Marcus were put in charge of at the end of the third movie, alongside the potential development of Mike as a father.

Bad Boys 3 gave us the revelation that Mike may have had a son, Armando (Jacob Scipio), with the cartel leader Isabel. Despite Isabel’s destructive exit from the franchise, Armando saw the light and helped Mike and Marcus bringing him back to his father’s side. Nevertheless, Armando ended up in prison.

However, we did see Mike visiting him with the offer of redemption and we’re expecting to see that redemption in Bad Boys 4, as well as the development of the father-son relationship between Mike and Armando. That could set up some really interesting plot points with the conflict between Armando’s past and Mike’s loyalties.

Bad Boys 4 release date: Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys 3

Is there a Bad Boys 4 trailer?

There’s no trailer yet for Bad Boys 4 and we’re not expecting one any time soon as filming on the movie isn’t completed and is currently on pause. If the 2024 release date does stick, then the first trailer will probably arrive early in the year. It all depends on when filming resumes.

In the meantime, rewatch the Bad Boys 3 trailer to get in the mood.

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Where can I watch Bad Boys 4?

When Bad Boys 4 is released, it will be available to watch exclusively in cinemas. After that, it will move to streaming, but we can’t predict, at the current time, which service it will end up on.

That’s all we know about Bad Boys 4 for now. Until then, why not check out our list of the best movies of all time? Alternatively, if action’s your thing, check out what’s going on with Prime Video’s Reacher season 2. Or, see our picks for the best detective movies: they’re lots of fun too.