Needless to say, fans will be seeing the mismatched duo Chief Inspector Lee and Detective James Carter hilariously work their way to doing things right, if the fourth movie comes.
Wouldn't it be amazing to see Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker back on the big screen doing their thing together as they did in 'Rush Hour 3?' It's been almost 13 years ever since we saw the duo getting into stupid fights. Even though, a lot has been said and talked about the fourth installment of 'Rush Hour', nothing as such has been confirmed, or officially led out by any of the cast or production team. Then, why are talking about it?
We are talking about it because back in October 2017, Jackie Chan did mention 'Rush Hour 4', and that there was a script he had agreed on for the fourth installment in hopes to work on the movie in 2018 once his co-star Chris Tucker had also said yes. "For the last seven years, we've been turning down the script, turning down the script," he explained in a separate interview. "The script probably at the end of this month will have a second draft and next year, [we'll] probably start." He also confirmed the news by saying, "Good news. Next year. Rush Hour 4, I hope the script will be done. Tomorrow we're meeting with the director and Chris Tucker and make sure we're going on the right track."
The news sounded more affirming when in February 2018 Tucker confirmed about him being on board too. "It's happening. This is gonna be the Rush of all Rush-es. Jackie is ready and we want to do this so that people don't ever forget it," he claimed.
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Later, Tucker yet again confirmed about the fourth installment really happening. He said, "We're working on a few things on the script right now, so we're trying to get into production, but we're working on it and trying to get it going. Jackie Chan wants to do it, I want to do it, the studio wants to do it, so we're trying to get it together," he explained on the Winging It podcast. He added, "I was definitely down as long as it comes together right – and it looks like it's coming together right." He then shared a picture with his best buddy, Jackie Chan teasing about the fourth movie being under progress.
So, if the leads themselves are sure and positive about the fourth installment happening, why can't we? Here's everything we know so far about the fourth movie.
Honestly, we only have Tucker and Chan teasing about the fourth volume happening, but we don't have anything solid to base its releasing date on. However, based on previous movies and when they were released, we can definitely deduce something beneficial. The fourth movie might come late-summer, because 'Rush Hour' was released on September 18, 1998, and the second part was released on August 3, 2001, and the third part was released on August 10, 2007. Therefore, if at all we have to guess which time of the year the fourth film will come, then let's settle with August 2020.
Needless to say, fans will be seeing the mismatched duo Chief Inspector Lee and Detective James Carter doing some or the other thing wrong through their way of doing things right. Apart from Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, we don't have any official words from other cast members, however, who might come back is Tzi Ma, who played the role of Ambassador Solon Han, as he appeared in the first and third part of the 'Rush Hour' movie.
Next, we could expect the character of Solon Han's daughter to make her come back in the fourth edition of the movie, as her character was featured in the first and third movie, but was played by Julia Hsu (Rush Hour) and Zhang Jingchu (Rush Hour 3).
Also, there is no way Brett Ratner will be making his comeback as a director, even though he directed all three previous movies. It is because he was accused of sexual harassment by Olivia Munn, Natasha Henstridge and four others in 2017. Even though he denied all the allegations, Warner Bros announced in April 2018 that they will not renew their co-financing and first-look deals with Ratner and his company.
After hyping about 'Rush Hour' 4 being under process and the recent Instagram post by Chris, Jackie Chan's PR team published an official statement on behalf of him. Going with what was mentioned, the team has denied anything and everything about the sequel being in works. The statement reads, “We have noticed that false information that Mr. Chan would act in the motion pictures Rush Hour 4 and The Karate Kid 2 is spreading through multiple social media platforms, and that certain apparently infringing parties have misappropriated the personal WeChat and email accounts of Mr. Esmond Rend, a motion picture industry professional, to release false information concerning the hiring of the crew, casting, audition and other matters in connection with the pictures Rush Hour 4 and The Karate Kid 2.”
“With respect to the above information, on behalf of Mr. Chan, we hereby declare that any and all such information, as spread by such infringers, relating to Mr. Chan providing or about to provide acting services in the motion pictures Rush Hour 4 and The Karate Kid 2 is false.”
After this, fans don't really know how to feel about it, but disappointment is one of the supreme things they feel right now.