It appears that the next installment in the ‘Bad Boys’ series starring Smith has been put on hold.

Reports noted ‘Bad Boys 4’ may have been put on hold by Sony following the Oscars incident, following reports of the movie gearing up to be in development. According to The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Bad Boys 4’ was in active development before the Oscars. Will Smith had reportedly received pages of the script ahead of the slap as well. Following the incident, the company allegedly paused development. News of this comes after Will Smith resigned from the Academy.