Everything to Know About 'Bad Boys 4,' Including Its New Release Date

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'Bad Boys'

Fans have been waiting for Bad Boys 4 ever since the third movie in the franchise was released in 2020. The SAG-AFTRA strike delayed production on the fourth film for quite some time, but on Feb. 26, 2024, Sony Pictures announced that the movie's release date had been moved up to June 7, 2024, a week ahead of when the title was originally slated to come out.

While details about the project are scarce, we do know a little about what fans can expect to see, including, of course, the return of the movie's two main stars, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

Here is everything we know about Bad Boys 4 so far, including who else is in the cast.

What is the Bad Boys 4 release date?

The movie is slated for theatrical release on June 7, 2024. Production was delayed for months due to the dual writers' and actors' strikes that brought Hollywood to a standstill last year, but Smith confirmed in February 2023 that shooting on the movie had resumed  in Miami.

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What is the plot of Bad Boys 4?

Plot details for Bad Boys 4 are being kept mostly under wraps, but in the third Bad Boys movie, Will Smith's Mike Lowrey found out that villain Armando (Jacob Scipio) was his son. The post-credits scene showed Mike visiting Armando in prison, setting up the possibility that the two would make amends and perhaps team up in the future.

It's also worth noting that Smith was at one point spotted filming what appeared to be a wedding scene with costar Melanie Liburd.

Is Will Smith in Bad Boys 4?

Yes, Will Smith is returning as Mike Lowrey. He confirmed in January 2023 that the movie was a go, writing on Instagram, "It's about that time!"

Is Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys 4?

Yes, Martin Lawrence is returning as Marcus Burnett. Lawrence told Ebony in July 2022 (prior to the announcement of a fourth movie) that he's "got one more" Bad Boys movie in him, "at least."

"For us to come together and prove that we can deliver, and we can pull people into the box office—that two Black stars, two sitcom stars, could make money at the box office [was huge]," Lawrence said of the OG movie, which grossed $141,407,024 at the worldwide box office (that's $286,170,145 when adjusted for inflation).

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Who is in the cast of Bad Boys 4?

In addition to Smith and Lawrence, the cast includes:

Alexander Ludwig as Dorn

Vanessa Hudgens as Kelly

Eric Dane as an unnamed villain

Rhea Seehorn in an unnamed role

Ioan Gruffudd in an unnamed role

Melanie Liburd as Christine

Jenna Kanell as Nicole

Paola Núñez as Captain Rita Secada

Tasha Smith as Theresa Burnett

We're also likely to see Jacob Scipio as Armando.

Why Is Theresa Randle not in Bad Boys 4?

In May 2023, Variety announced that Theresa Randle, who starred as Marcus Burnett's wife in the first three Bad Boys movies, would be replaced by Tasha Smith. An official reason for the swap was not given, and Randle has not explained her absence from the upcoming film.

Who is directing Bad Boys 4?

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who directed the third movie, have returned to direct Bad Boys 4.

Is Bad Boys 4 streaming?

Bad Boys 4 is not available for streaming. It will start with a theatrical release in June 2024.

Is there a trailer for Bad Boys 4?

The trailer for Bad Boys 4 has not been released, but watch this space for updates.

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