"Bad Boys 3" just got real.
Martin Lawrence said progress is being made on a third installment of the shoot-'em-up action-comedy franchise starring him and
"I just talked to [producer]
Directed by pyrotechnics maestro
Despite poor reviews, the two movies combined to gross more than $414 million at the worldwide box office.
It's unclear how quickly we would see a new movie though.
A threequel has been in development since at least 2009, with both Peter Craig (
And Lawrence, who hasn't appeared on the big screen since 2011's
During his Conan visit, Lawrence did make sure to drop Smith's name but didn't confirm his old partner's involvement in the threequel. Bay is also not confirmed.
It's far from certain whether Smith would want to reprise a role that he first played at a very different stage of his career, though a new "Bad Boys" installment could also be a tonic for what have been some recent box-office ailments.
None of these obstacles have stopped Lawrence, who was on O'Brien's show to promote his new series "Partners," from talking about casting, stunt and otherwise. He even offered the host a role in the movie as "a crooked cop on crack," adding that he would "mention it to Will Smith and Jerry Bruckheimer."