Ever since Will Smith and co-star Martin Lawrence confirmed that there will be a fourth installment in the action-packed franchise, fans have been wondering who will be in it. They finally got their answer with the recent announcement that Hudgens will reprise her role as Kelly in the upcoming project, three years after she starred as a weapons expert in Bad Boys for Life.
Vanessa Hudgens returns to the ‘Bad Boys’ franchise for the fourth installment
Following the huge box office success of the ‘Bad Boys’ franchise in 2020, fans are gearing up for another thrilling ride with their favorite comedy duo and Hudgens. Although the story of the latest installment is not yet known to the public, it has been confirmed that writer Chris Bremner is responsible for the script.
The two people responsible for directing the third film, Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi, would also handle the fourth. News of Hudgens’ involvement in the film, which is in pre-production at Sony Pictures, was confirmed by Deadline on Tuesday.
The label did not provide further details about the actress’ return, instead focusing on the focus highlighting the rest of the crew, including Smith (Westbrook), Jerry Bruckheimer, Doug Belgrad and Chad Oman as background producers. In addition to his role as Detective Marcus Miles Burnett, Lawrence would also serve as an executive producer alongside James Lassiter, Barry Waldman, Mike Stenson and Jon Mone.
Meanwhile, El Arbi and Fallah recently directed and co-wrote the action drama “Rebel,” which tells the story of a family torn apart over the future of a Muslim boy. As for Hudgens, the 34-year-old rose to fame in the well-known “High School Musical” franchise before starring in other projects including “Spring Breakers,” “The Knight Before Christmas,” “Tick, Tick… Boom ! ” and “The Princess Switch”.
Smith & Lawrence has confirmed that ‘Bad Boys 4’ is in the works
After years of questioning about the latest installment, the “Emancipation” actor and his 57-year-old friend informed fans that the film will soon go into production. As reported by The Blastthe two appeared in an Instagram roll that began with The Fresh Prince jumping into his car with camera in hand.
Speaking to the camera, Smith instructed viewers to “stop scrolling” before playing the opening lines of “Shake Ya Tailfeather,” performed by musical heavyweights P. Diddy, Nelly and Murphy Lee for the “Bad Boys II” soundtrack. .”
After cutting the tune, the “Wild Wild West” singer declared, “I wish I was you, not knowing what I’m gonna show me.” Fans soon realized she was heading to Lawrence’s house when the comedian knocked on her glass door.
Seeing each other, the co-stars excitedly hugged and declared that ‘Bad Boys 4’ is officially on the way. – This is the time! the father-of-three exclaimed as Smith chimed in, “Bad boys for life, baby,” gleefully acknowledging that the “for life” pun was wasted on the third film’s title.
Fans and celebrities alike were quick to express their joy in the comments section upon hearing the news, with one person’s demand, “We’re ready for Bad Boy, whatever the number,” leading the pack. “Wowowowowowowow,” wrote a stunned DJ Jazzy Jeff, while DJ Khaled screamed, “Let’s go!!!!!”
“What we left, let’s do when we come 4 them!!!!!” commented Charlie Mack in reference to the franchise’s theme song, adding, “Put me in as coach for the last hurrah!!!!!! #BB4Life.” Also, (Nick Cannon joined the conversation and suggested that the duo name the next movie “BAD BOYS 4 EVER!!!”
Others discussed the names of stars they wanted to see in the project, including Gabrielle Union and Chris Rock, who fell out with Smith after the latter slapped him at the 2022 Oscars. Recalling their experience when the first installment was released in 1995 in an interview, Lawrence stated:
“It was great. To come together and prove that we can deliver and bring people into the box office — that two black stars, two sitcom stars can make money at the box office (it was big).
While the original “Bad Boys” grossed $141 million worldwide, the 2003 sequel grossed $273 million and the third installment topped the previous two entries with $426.5 million.