Chris Tucker has confirmed that plans for a fourth Rush Hour movie are moving ahead with the actor promising that the next instalment will be the biggest and best yet.
It’s been 11 years since Tucker last teamed up with Jackie Chan for Rush Hour 3, which raked in an astonishing $258 million worldwide off a budget of $140 million.
Back in 2017, Jackie Chan confirmed that there were plans to make a Rush Hour 4, however the recent sexual harassment scandals involving Brett Ratner had appeared to derail those hopes.
Ratner had directed all three Rush Hour movies to date but has seen his career in Hollywood all but ended by a string of sexual harassment and assault allegations.
Those accusations even touched on his time in the franchise with actress Sarah Shahi claiming that on multiple occasions during film Ratner thrust his groin against her and made graphic sexual comments.
Yet, regardless of Ratner’s exodus, it would appear plans for a fourth film are moving forward with Tucker confirming as much during an appearance on the ESPN podcast The Plug.
Asked whether he would be teaming up with Chan again for a fourth outing, Tucker confirmed: “It’s happening. This is gonna be the rush of all rushes.” T
Tucker added that, “Jackie is ready and we want to do this so that people don’t ever forget it.”
In a previous interview, Tucker revealed that the pair had spent much of “the last seven years” turning down a series of scripts for the potential sequel.
Having finally identified a worthy script for the fourth film in the globally successful action franchise, the project now looks set to move forward.
A martial arts buddy cop comedy, the first Rush Hour film saw Chan’s Hong Kong detective head to LA to team up with Tucker’s brash cop, with the second film seeing the pair’s roles reversed when the action heads back to Asia. The third film took place in Paris.
The question now is, where next? London? Stranger things have happened.
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