Philadelphia (CW Philly) — As the ever growing anticipation for “Bad Boys 3,” the idea of it coming to reality becomes more and more bleak.

Over the last few months, the long-gestating third installment in the Martin Lawrence and Will Smith-fronted franchise has lost its director and release date. Fourteen years after “Bad Boys II,” now one of the stars is questioning whether or not the film will ever be made.

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“I don’t think we’re going to get one, not the way everything’s turning out,” Lawrence told Entertainment Weekly. “Will is off doing another movie, and I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

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Smith, who has recently been cast as the Genie in Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake, teased to us all that “Bad Boys 3” was “very, very, very close.” He also added of Lawrence, “I love that dude. That’s among the best times I’ve ever had making movies. So I’m looking forward to it.”

The same goes for Lawrence, as he anxiously awaits news on the process and hopes it defies his expectations and become a reality.
“I’m there, I’m ready right now,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “If they wanted to do it, I’m ready, but I don’t have control of that. That’s the studio’s decision.”

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With even the frontrunners wondering if this movie will ever happen, we’re left thinking the same thing. Will “Bad Boys 3” ever come to the movie screen? We’ll just have to wait and see.