It all started at the end of August. News emerged that newcomer Peter Craig was working for Columbia Pictures on a script for "Bad Boys 3." The plan at the time was to move forward with a third entry in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced series, whether or not the original lineup of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence returned. Thankfully, that's not an issue.
Lawrence told MTV last month that "Bad Boys 3" plans are "real realistic." Referring to himself, co-star Smith and Bruckheimer, Lawrence continued, "We've talked about 'Bad Boys 3.'" They done more than that apparently, as Bruckheimer told MTV's Vanessa White Wolf at the weekend junket for "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time."
"We're talking about it," he said. "Will Smith came up with a terrific idea for a screenplay, and we've been working on a script, so we'll keep our fingers crossed."
What this means of course is that Bruckheimer has also spoken with the duo about reprising their roles as Detectives Lowery and Burnett. "Of course. They're the guys. Will would love to do it, and I think Martin would too."
Now the question is, what is Smith's idea? Bruckheimer's not saying. "I can't give that up yet. Maybe next time." How about you, readers in the peanut gallery? Any thoughts on what Smith might have cooked up?