Director Joe Carnahan Dropped Out of Bad Boys For Life Because His Vision Clashed with Will Smith

I was super excited about Bad Boys For Life when director Joe Carnahan was on board to helm the film. I’ve always enjoyed his crazy filmmaking style, and it would have worked great for this franchise. Unfortunately, Will Smith didn’t feel the same way. He and Carnahan clashed on the vision and direction of the film, and because of that, Carnahan ended up dropping out of the project.

While talking to Collider, the filmmaker talked about what happened and what led to him leaving. According to him the script he wrote for the film was solid, but it just didn’t work for Smith. It wasn’t what he was looking for in the film.

Carnahan doesn’t hold any kind of grudge against Smith, it’s just the way things played out:

“I love Will, he’s a great guy. I just know myself. And I thought
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