BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE Trailer Sends Mike & Marcus on the Run

Bad Boys Ride or Die

As the saying goes, “We ride together, we die together. Bad boys for life!” The Bad Boys are back! Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) return to their action movie franchise roots in the latest installment of the franchise: Bad Boys: Ride or Die. Sony Pictures revealed the first trailer for the upcoming sequel this week.

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The new sequel rides into theaters later this summer. You can check out the newly revealed, action-packed trailer below:


Directing duo Adil and Bilall (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah), the directors of the last film Bad Boys for Life, return behind the camera to direct the new sequel. However, there is a bit of a twist for the new installment for the traditional mix of action and outrageous comedy. The Bad Boys of Miami’s finest are now on the run.

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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence star in Columbia Pictures’ BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE. Photo by: Frank Masi

In the upcoming sequel, it looks like Captain Conrad Howard (Joe Pantoliano), has been implicated in a drug cartel ring. Now, in a newly discovered posthumous message from Captain Howard, Mike and Marcus have to clear their dead friend’s name. However, in the process, they become fugitives themselves and have to go on the run!

It looks like characters from the last film are reprising their roles, such as the  Advanced Miami Metro Operations (AMMO) team members. It also looks like Mike’s son, Armando Aretas (Jacob Scipio), who was introduced in the last movie, is also back on the scene to help Mike and Marcus when they go on the run.

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Overall, it looks like Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett will be in the fight of their lives to clear their names and the name of their fallen friend. The upcoming sequel is directed by Adil and Bilall from a script by Chris Bremner. It’s produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Will Smith, Chad Oman, and Doug Belgrad.

Bad Boys: Ride or Die hits theaters on June 7.

About Bad Boys: Ride or Die

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Release Date: June 7, 2024
Director: Adil & Bilall
Screenplay: Chris Bremner
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Will Smith, Chad Oman, and Doug Belgrad
Executive Producers: Barry Waldman, Mike Stenson, James Lassiter, Jon Mone
Chris Bremner, and Martin Lawrence
Production: Columbia Pictures, Don Simpsons/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Distribution: Sony Pictures
Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Nuñez, Eric Dane, Ioan Gruffudd, Jacob Scipio, Melanie Liburd, Tasha Smith, Tiffany Haddish, and Joe Pantoliano 

Synopsis: This Summer, the world’s favorite Bad Boys are back with their iconic mix of edge-of-your-seat action and outrageous comedy but this time with a twist: Miami’s finest are now on the run.

What did you think of the trailer? Are you excited about Bad Boys: Ride or Die? Do you think this will be the best installment yet of the franchise? Let us know your thoughts about the movie on The Illuminerdi’s social media.

SOURCE: Sony Pictures

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