with a profit of US$ 426.5 million around the world and 76% approval of critics,’Bad Boys Forever‘ marked the return of Will Smith e Martin Lawrence like beloved police officers Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett.
After the success of the film, the Columbia Pictures it’s at Sony announced that a 4th film would be released with the return of the directors Adil El Arbi e Bilall Fallah.
However, the The Hollywood Reporter disclosed that plans may have been derailed after Smith slapped the comedian Chris Rock during the 94th ceremony of the Oscar.
Remembering that Smith attacked him after Chris made a joke about his colleague’s wife’s hair loss, Jada Pinkett Smithsaying that she should do a sequel to ‘To the Edge of Honor’, a film in which Demi Moore shaves his head when he joins the navy.
Apparently, one of the consequences of the aggression was the suspension of ‘Bad Boys 4‘.
A note from the portal written by journalists Aaron Couch e Borys Kit states that:
“One rumor we heard this week is that ‘Bad Boys 4‘ was already in active development, and Smith received 40 pages of the script prior to the incident. Oscar, according to our sources. There will now be a… suspension… on the project while those responsible decide what happens going forward.”
Most likely, the sequel will not be canceled, but it should remain on hold until the controversy involving Smith e Rock lose strength.
Smith chose to ask to leave the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesamid the consequences of him slapping Chris Rock during the Oscar of 2022.
The actor announced today, 1, that he has decided to withdraw from being a member of the Academy as he had “betrayed” his trust with “shocking, painful, and unforgivable” conduct.
The sudden announcement came days after the Academy condemned Smith’s actions and opened an inquiry into the incident.
“I have responded directly to the Academy’s disciplinary hearing notice and will fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct. I have deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I’m heartbroken. I would accept any other consequences the board deems appropriate,” he said in a statement.
The academy said it accepted his resignation.
“We have received and accept the immediate resignation of Mr. Will Smith of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,” said David Rubin, its president, in a statement.
The actor can still lose his Oscar for what happened:
“We will continue to advance our disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Smith for violations of the Academy Standards of Conduct, ahead of our next scheduled board meeting on April 18.”