It’s the buddy cop franchise that keeps on giving as Chris Tucker confirms he and Jackie Chan will be back for Rush Hour 4.
Focusing on Tucker’s Detective James Carter and Chan’s Chief Inspector Lee as they meet from two different sides of the world, 1998’s Rush Hour became a surprise hit. Earning an impressive $244.4 million at the worldwide box office against a budget of just $33 million, it brought the boys back for two more instalments and a big question mark hanging over a fourth movie.
Fans have been waiting over a decade for any concrete news, but it looks like the boys will be back flipping into theatres once again.
Chan had already said he would return to the series last year on The Cruz Show, but Tucker has remained quiet on the situation until now. Speaking on ESPN’s podcast, The Plug, he reiterated that he and Chan will be practicing their best martial arts skills to make the trilogy into a quadrilogy:
“It’s happening. 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.”
Tucker is certainly hyping that Rush Hour 4 will be bigger and better than the previous movies, but having already toured Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Paris where can we go next? The 46-year old doesn’t tell us how long it will be before Carter and Lee polish their badges and head back out on the mean streets for another instalment, but with both stars speaking in relative succession, it surely can’t be that long before production begins.
Author: Staff Writer