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A new drug bust, a new mission, and a whole new story for Mike and Marcus

Mike and Marcus reunite for a new mission with the Advanced Miami Metro Operations (AMMO). The pair are some of the finest agents in the field and this operation will require them to be at their highest level. Mike however is seeking to work on his relationship with his son Armando by giving him a second chance from inside prison. Can their family drama and professional duties work together or will they always end up as conflicting interests?

What to know

What is Bad Boys 4 about?

Bad Boys 4 is an upcoming buddy cop movie and a direct sequel to Bad Boys for Life. The movie is directed by Adil & Bilall, who are known for Gangsta and Bad Boys for Life. The movie is written by Chris Bremner and based on characters created by George Callo. Jerry Bruckheimer, Will Smith, and Doug Belgrad are the producers of the movie.

Who is starring in Bad Boys 4?

Bad Boys 4 stars Will Smith as Mike and Martin Lawrence as Marcus. This movie marks their fourth time in the roles. They are joined by Vanessa Hudgens as weapons expert Kelly. Alexander Ludwig stars as tech expert Dorn. Tasha Smith who plays Marcus’s wife Therea. John Salley, Eric Dane, Ioan Gruffud, Rhea Seehorn, Joyner Lucas, and DJ Khaled all star.

Will Mike's son return for Bad Boys 4?

Jacob Scipio is confirmed to be reprising his role as Armando Aretas, the lost son of Will Smith's character Mike. The storyline was first teased in a mid-credits scene in Bad Boys For Life, the third movie in the franchise.

What is the official title of Bad Boys 4?

The fourth installment of the Bad Boys franchise is officially titled Bad Boys: Ride or Die.

When did Bay Boys 4 begin filming?

The movie started filming in April 2023 but was delayed due to the SAG-AFTRA strike. Filming occurred in Georgia, Miami, and Atlanta and was officially completed in March 2024. Will Smith was visibly enjoying himself on set of the movie, often sharing behind-the-scenes clips and images on social media for fans to enjoy. 

Is there a Bad Boys 5 in the works?

Lead actor Will Smith confirmed that there could be a fifth movie in the franchise though nothing is confirmed. The franchise was initially thought to be over after the second movie but was rejuvenated by filmmakers Adil & Bilall. The success of Bad Boys For Life led to the greenlighting of a fourth movie and if the filmmaking duo can pull off the same trick then the actors and directors could get their wish for another instalment in this buddy cop franchise. 


Production News

  • January 18, 2020
    • It is reported that a fourth movie would be in the works after a successful theatrical run for ‘Bad Boys for Life’. (Source: IndieWire)
  • January 31, 2023
    • The movie was officially announced by franchise stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Adil & Bilal are confirmed to be returning to direct the movie. (Source: Variety)
  • March 14, 2023
    • A casting announcement confirmed the involvement of Vanessa Hudgens reprising her role from Bad Boys for Life. (Source: Deadline)
  • April 10, 2023
    • Eric Dane joined the movie to play an unnamed villain. (Source: Deadline)
  • April 28, 2023
    • Ioan Gruffud is confirmed to be starring in the movie in an undisclosed role. (Source: Deadline)
  • May 24, 2023
    • The star of Better Call Saul, Rhea Seehorn is reported to have joined the cast. (Source: Deadline)
  • July 28, 2023
    • The movie was given a release date of June 14, 2024. (Source: Variety)
  • February 23, 2024
    • Filming for the movie is resumed with the release of a set video by franchise star Will Smith. (Source: Collider)
  • February 27, 2024
    • The movie is given a new release date of June 7, 2024. (Source: ScreenRant)
  • March 1, 2024
    • Jacob Scipio is confirmed to be returning to the cast in the role of Armando Aretas. (Source: Variety)
  • March 4, 2024
    • Filming on the movie is confirmed to be completed by actor Will Smith. (Source: Collider)
  • March 26, 2024
    • The movie is given the official title of Bad Boys: Ride or Die. The first trailer is also revealed teasing an explosive return to action for the franchise. (Source: YouTube)


Crime, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Thriller

Production country

United States


Bilall Fallah , Adil El Arbi


Will Smith
Mike Lowrey
Martin Lawrence
Marcus Burnett
Vanessa Hudgens
Alexander Ludwig
Paola Nuñez
Eric Dane
Ioan Gruffudd
Jacob Scipio
Armando Armas
Melanie Liburd
Tasha Smith
Tiffany Haddish
Joe Pantoliano
Captain Howard
Rhea Seehorn