By Christopher Rosen
Updated December 06, 2016 at 02:07 PM EST
Credit: Robert Zuckerman

Speaking to Jimmy Kimmel on Monday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Will Smith said a third Bad Boys film was close to becoming a reality.

“It is very, very, very close. It is very close,” Smith said, offering little other details. He also praised costar Martin Lawrence, saying, “I love that dude. That’s among the best times I’ve ever had making movies. So I’m looking forward to it.”

Back in October, Lawrence appeared on Kimmel’s late-night show and revealed the film would possibly shoot in March. “It’s just a matter of getting the script right and doing it at the right time.”

In August, Sony dated Bad Boys 3, titled Bad Boys for Life, for Jan. 12, 2018.