Bad Boys for Life, the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence is facing yet another setback, as the film's director, Joe Carnahan (Smokin' Aces) has dropped out of the film.

In an exclusive, The Hollywood Reporter cites sources as saying Carnahan's departure is due to "scheduling conflicts" and "creative differences," although the studio has yet to confirm the reason for his leaving.

This is a pretty major development because Carnahan was both the writer and director of the project. This third Bad Boys film has literally been in the works for years, with an initial release date set for June 2017 before that was pushed back to January 12, 2018 and then later to November 9, 2018. With this latest issue, who knows when the anticipated film will see the light of day.

With the black film renaissance that's currently occurring in both major motion pictures and television, there's no shortage of writers and directors of cloor who could aptly handle the project. Ryan Coogler (Creed, Black Panther), Ava DuVernay (Selma, The 13th), Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned, Queen Sugar), Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer, The Magnificent 7), Cary Joji Fukunaga (Beats of No Nation), George Tillman (Men of Honor), Hiro Murai (Atlanta), and the list goes on and on.

Basically, make it happen for the people.


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