Will Smith Teases 'Bad Boys' Sequel, Reveals He's Never Actually Met Jared Leto

Smith told Beats 1 legend Zane Lowe that there's a strong possibility that fans will get a new 'Bad Boys' in the next "12 to 16 months."

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Though Will Smith joined Zane Lowe during his Beats 1radio show on Monday mostly armed with an overwhelming amount of music-related news (including a world tour!), the Suicide Squad member also took the opportunity to share a fair amount of cinematic revelations. After being flatteringly categorized by Zane as one of the few Hollywood stars from his generation still in the "sweet spot" of aging, Will agreed by expressing nothing but gratitude and excitement regarding the next chapter in his career.

"I'm feeling really good about this time in my career," said Will. "I feel like as an artist, in general, I have more freedom than I've ever had." When broached about the reportedly challenging filming conditions regarding Suicide Squad, Will was quick to highlight co-star Jared Leto's well-documented method acting techniques. "[Suicide Squad] is insane. I've never actually met Jared Leto. We worked together for 6 months and we've never exchanged a word outside of 'Action!' and 'Cut!' I literally have not met him yet. So, the first time I see him will be 'Hey, Jared. What's up?' He was all in on the Joker."

Thankfully, Zane felt the voice of the people surging through him, inspiring a full-on Bad Boys confrontation. "So, I've heard a rumor," Zane said softly. "Bad Boys?" Sensing that same voice of the people, Will went for an actual reveal: "There's a very, very, very strong possibility that you will be seeing a Bad Boys within the next 12 to 16 months."

Though the topic of Men in Black's franchise future was sadly not discussed, the most recent reports place the forthcoming trilogy of sequels as an entirely Will Smithless endeavor.


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