According to Jackie Chan, Rush Hour 4 is in the works. The legendary action star shared the highly-anticipated news during an appearance at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia this week while promoting a new project, Never Let the Rain Stop, that will shoot in the Middle Eastern country. So, what's the deal with Rush Hour 4?
Since the franchise's third film back in 2007, audiences have wondered if the iconic duo Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker would take their crime-fighting talents back to the big screen. Back in 2018, fans got a lil glimpse of hope when Tucker told ESPN's The Plug podcast, "It's happening," and that "this is gonna be the rush of all rushes. Jackie is ready, and we want to do this so that people don't ever forget it." However, the news was never confirmed by Chan or director Brett Ratner until the following year, when Chan's team reported the news was "false." So what changed?
During the Red Sea International Film Festival, Chan shared more about his sixty-year career and journey into Hollywood with his fans, which led to his role as Chief Inspector Lee in the Rush Hour franchise. The iconic stuntman explained that his break-out role in Hollywood came after his time acting in Hong Kong and Japan, but his career ultimately evolved once he partnered up with Tucker. Chan even admitted he thought the movie would be a total flop at first, but man, was he wrong. "I got a phone call. Brett Ratner and Chris Tucker call me from New York. They're crazy. We were $70 million in the first weekend. For me, I don't know how to count." Followed by breaking the major news, "We're talking about Rush Hour 4 right now." Mic drop!
Chan didn't give us any more deets, like what Tucker or Ratner's involvement will be, but we'll take what we can get. Chan left the audience with a note about his success, saying, "There are so many good action stars. My action is better than some other people, not because I'm really good, but because I write a script suitable for myself. I can use the camera angle to make my action better. At night, I go home and edit myself and use those kinds of things to make my action better." We can't wait to see what he has in store. Stay tuned.