Riverdale's Charles Melton cast in 'Bad Boys' sequel with Vanessa Hudgens and Alexander Ludwig

21 December 2018, 14:40

By Katie Louise Smith

Melton, Hudgens and Ludwig join Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the third 'Bad Boys' movie, 'Bad Boys for Life'.

Riverdale's Charles Melton has just bagged himself a role in one of the most anticipated movies of 2020... he's just been cast in the upcoming sequel for Bad Boys, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

Variety reports that Melton, who plays Reggie Mantle on The CW drama will be joining Smith and Lawrence for the third Bad Boys movie, Bad Boys for Life, alongside Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical, obviously...) and Alexander Ludwig (who you'll remember as Cato from The Hunger Games and as Bjorn on Vikings.)

Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton, Alexander Ludwig
Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton, Alexander Ludwig. Picture: John Lamparski/Stringer, Paul Archuleta/Stringer, Jon Kopaloff/Stringer

Melton, Hudgens and Ludwig will play "a modern, highly specialised police unit that collides with the old school Bad Boys when a new threat emerges in Miami." No other details have been revealed about their characters.

The movie is set to start production next month and will be released in cinemas on January 17, 2020.

Riverdale, of course, will still be filming its third season when production on Bad Boys for Life begins and fans are now worrying what Melton's potential absence will mean for Reggie's screen time and upcoming involvement in the plot. Guess we'll have to wait and see where his storyline goes... Maybe he goes on holiday for a couple of weeks? Who knows?

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If you're thirsty for even more Charles Melton Movie Content™, you can also see him in his first major film role in the upcoming 2019 movie adaptation of Nicola Yoon's YA novel The Sun Is Also A Star. Melton stars opposite Grown-ish's Yara Shahidi as Daniel Bae, a teenager who meets Shahidi's Natasha Kingsley in Manhattan and strikes up a fast romance. Daniel BAE indeed.

Get that bread, Charles!