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Will Smith Talks "Bad Boys 3" & "Uptown Saturday Night" Remake (Says Denzel Worried About Doing Comedy)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 7, 2012 at 10:28AM

I wouldn't expect a Bad Boys 3 movie any time soon, if ever, based on these comments from Will Smith about the long-rumored threequel to the Michael Bay franchise that also stars Martin Lawrence.
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I wouldn't expect a Bad Boys 3 movie any time soon, if ever, based on these comments from Will Smith about the long-rumored threequel to the Michael Bay franchise that also stars Martin Lawrence.

As Danny Glover's Roger Murtaugh says, "I'm too old for this shit..." Or at least, if Bad Boys 3 is to happen, Will wants to do it before he gets too old for this shit.

Doing press for Men In Black 3, here's what he had to say, courtesy of I Am Rogue:

I love making those movies... It's Miami, the tight T-shirt and fast cars, but just at this point in my career the material has to be right. Just because it's a popcorn movie doesn't mean that you don't have something to say. Then, to me, that's hugely important. I'm forty three and I've got probably… I'm looking at maybe seven more years where I can run and jump a little bit and then I'm going butt and gut for the rest of my career. Butt and gut. 

Trying to read between the lines here and I'm thinking, he doesn't seem like he really wants to do it. And I don't blame if, assuming that's the case. It's completely unnecessary  (then again, I thought MIB 3 was also unnecessary , but it still got made). Plus Big Willie has a ton of what I think are far more interesting original projects on his future slate, and Bad Boys 3 just doesn't get the juices flowing.

I wonder if he's aware of plans by Brits Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters to make a UK version of Bad Boys.

Also worth noting, in that same press junket, Smith talked about the much discussed remake of Uptown Saturday Night, stating that they're definitely working on it - both he and Denzel Washington.

As for who would play whom in the film (Bill Cosby's Wardell Franklin, and Sidney Poitier's Steve Jackson in the original), Will added:

I don't know. We would figure it out as we got into it and see who's more comfortable because I first asked Denzel and he said, 'I'm not funny, man.' I said, 'See, that was funny, that you said that.' He was as little concerned about the comedy. I'm like, 'Man, come on. It's going to be fantastic.'"

I remember some of you expressed some concern for Denzel's comic abilities, given that he rarely does comedies. But I think he'd be good at deadpan humor, since he's often so serious. But I'm sure he could give into his whimsical side convincingly. 

The last time he attempted a purely comedic role was in The Preacher's Wife in 1996.

This article is related to: Will Smith, Denzel Washington


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