Just one day after releasing the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, Sony has made a big announcement about the webslinger, and a related one about everyone's favorite buddy cop duo. According to Variety, Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 and Bad Boys 4 now have official 2019 release dates: July 5 and May 24, respectively.
The naming of a date for Bad Boys 4 comes as a surprise (though it has been rumored in recent weeks), given the repeated delays in the making of Bad Boys 3. Martin Lawrence recently said that the movie was going to begin filming in March of next year, but his co-star Will Smith was suspiciously cagey when asked to confirm that on Jimmy Kimmel Live, saying only that filming was "very, very, very close." As of now, the probably-R-rated Bad Boys 3 is scheduled to open Jan. 12, 2018. The original film in the series came out back in 1995, with a critically panned (a dismal 23% on Rotten Tomatoes) but commercially successful sequel following in 2003.
As for Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, a July 2019 date sounds realistic, given that the first film in the series is due out two years prior almost to the day—July 7, 2017. That much-anticipated flick stars just about everybody: Zendaya, Michael Chernus, Hannibal Buress, Donald Glover, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton, and a partridge in a pear tree.