Brett Ratner’s 1998 action comedy, Rush Hour, featuring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, became a huge success. The mismatched duo of police officers returned in the film’s sequels released in 2001 and 2007. Fans of the franchise have been waiting for Carter and Lee’s return and were excited when the Police Story star shared that the next film in the $1.35 billion franchise is in the early stages of development.
And after Chan, his co-star also talked about his potential return as detective James Carter. During his recent appearance on Audacy’s V-103 podcast, Chris Tucker shared that he is excited about Rush Hour 4, and fans can expect a lot of things from the potential next film in the franchise.
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Chris Tucker Teases Return With Jackie Chan
Chris Tucker recently joined Audacy’s V-103 podcast for the promotion of his upcoming film, Air. During his appearance on the podcast, Tucker admitted that he would love to star alongside Jackie Chan one more time in the potential Rush Hour 4. The Friday star also shared that fans are “going to see a lot of good stuff coming.”
He also mentioned that it is going to be on a “whole other level.” He further said, “That’s what I like…I’m excited about that. It’s not going to be what you’ve normally seen.” Talking about working with Jackie Chan, the Money Talks star shared that he loved working with him, and the fans will love what their next film has in store for them.
“Rush Hour 4, that’s something I definitely will probably drop in there because I love working with Jackie, but I’ve got some new stuff that I think you’re really gonna like. I’m excited about it.”
The last film in the franchise was released over 15 years ago. Rush Hour 4 has been in talks for several years. Earlier in December 2022, The Foreigner star also talked about the next film in the franchise and how he thought that Rush Hour would not work but was proved wrong after its release.
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Jackie Chan Assumed Rush Hour Would Not Work
Jackie Chan shared that he did not want to portray any more East Asian detectives in America and wanted to try some different characters as well. But his manager convinced him to do the film, saying that it would be the “last time.” Only if he knew that it certainly wasn’t the last time.
Speaking at the 2022 Red Sea International Film Festival, he shared he was not confident about Rush Hour. He even shared that he planned to retire from Hollywood after its release cause he assumed it was going to “flop.” However, things were contrary to what he had assumed.
“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 his statement, Chan shared that they are talking about part 4 in the franchise. “We’re talking about ‘Rush Hour 4’ right now,” he said. Recently, it was revealed that the Oscar-winning film, Everything Everywhere All At Once was written for Jackie Chan first, but the makers decided to cast Michelle Yeoh as the lead.
While it would have been amusing to see the Bleeding Steel star jumping through the multiverse, fans would also love to see him back as Inspector Lee alongside Tucker’s James Carter. Rush Hour 4 has not been officially confirmed yet.
The Rush Hour franchise is available on Amazon Instant Video.
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Source: Audacy’s V-103