Bad Boys 3 'definitely' happening, confirms Will Smith

"Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do?"

Will Smith has confirmed there will be another Bad Boys film.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1Xtra, the actor discussed whether he would make a sequel to any of his films, confirming he'll reteam with Martin Lawrence for the follow-up.

"I saw Martin a few weeks ago, and I hadn't seen him for about two years. And we just looked at each other, we hugged, and in that moment, we both knew we were making another Bad Boys. So we're definitely doing another one."

News of a continuation arose following Sony announced their release slate last year which included tentative dates for - not only a third Bad Boys - but a fourth too.

The first film was released in 1995 with Bad Boys II following in 2003; they were directed by Michael Bay.

Smith is not reprising his role for Independence Day: Resurgence, however, telling the radio station: "I had a couple of films coming up. So it was a decision timing-wise between Suicide Squad and Independence Day." 

Will Smith's next film is the drama Concussion in which he plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist researching brain damage inflicted upon American Football players despite his efforts being blocked by the NFL.

Following the lack of diversity in this year's Oscars nomination, Smith has supported his wife Jada Pinkett Smith in her decision to boycott the ceremony.

Bad Boys 3 is scheduled to be released on 17 February 2017.