Dimitri Vegas would have originally been the villain in “Bad Boys 3” directors disclose in interview

Dimitri Vegas would have originally been the villain in “Bad Boys 3” directors disclose in interview

Friday, 24 January 2020 - It was a close call, but DJ Dimitri Vegas (37) very nearly had the chance to work alongside Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. That is what directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah disclosed in an exclusive article with Belgian newspaper HLN.

“He was supposed to be joining the cast, yes. He’s our brother and we really wanted him in the movie. Dimitri is a movie genius, he almost knows more about it than we do”, Adil and Bilal disclosed.

Vegas was supposed to play the role of Zway-Lo, the main villain’s henchman, but the role eventually went to Nicky Jam. “Due to strict union regulations and a visa mishap it unfortunately didn’t happen,” the directors said. “But on the next movie we’ll have more power and we can get more stuff arranged in time. We’ll make sure it happens on the next one!”

Dimitri “Vegas” Thivaios recently featured as a ‘Sub-Zero’ DLC character on the latest instalment of the Mortal Kombat game franchise, as well as appearing in movies like ‘Rambo: Last Blood” and “Men In Black: International”.

He also featured as the voice of a version of Peter Parker in the animated movie ‘Spider-Man : Into The Spider-Verse” and joined Jean-Claude Van Damme in the action movie “Lukas”.



About Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s path from celebrated DJs to dominating the global electronic music scene has been on a constant, upward trajectory leading them to once again become the World toppling No.1 DJs. Having won the 2019 edition DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll the pioneering duo return to the top spot following their debut back in 2015, that saw them become the first ever duo to win the No.1 DJ’s crown. Their unique live shows have propelled them into global stars and enabled them to become two of the most prominent dance music figures of the modern era. The brothers have set the world stage on fire with countless headline performances for festivals such as EDC Las Vegas, EXIT festival, UNTOLD, Sensation and Creamfields. As well as led to the duo becoming a fixture on stages normally reserved for pop and rock stars, of which have included the UEFA Champions League Final in Madrid and F1 Grand Prix in Monza, Italy.