Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker tease 'Rush Hour 4' again with new picture
Did Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan just announce a fourth Rush Hour film?
It sure seemed like it yesterday, when Chris took to social media to post a very suspicious picture.
On Sunday, the comedian wished his co-star happy birthday on Instagram, uploading an adorable picture of the two of them beaming at the camera.
"Today is Jackie's birthday. I want to wish my boy Jackie Chan a Happy Birthday!! [sic]" he wrote.
However, it was the second image he posted just an hour later that whipped fans into a frenzy. No wonder, since it showed him and Jackie embracing while putting up four fingers each!
It was accompanied by an equally as suspicious caption: "Oh I know I don’t think I’m seeing what I’m seeing what I’m thinkin. [sic]"
So, is this confirmation that the long-awaited Rush Hour 4 is finally on its way? Many people on Instagram sure seemed to think so, with hundreds flocking to the comment section to celebrate.
"OMG IS THIS IT?!! DAMNN #RUSHHOUR4? [sic]" asked @mister_funtastic. He was followed by @ihl_zaay, who put: "Don’t play with me like that😂it better be true bout this rush hour 4 man😂💯 [sic]."
"Yall betta bring it! Wit ya old asses!!😂😍, [sic]" added @caliluv1992.
While there has been no official statement on the status of the movie, it has been hinted at many a time in the past few years.
Speaking on Power 106's The Cruz Show in 2017, Jackie Chan claimed he was onboard, it was just up to Chris.
"For the last seven years, we've been turning down the script, turning down the script," he explained. "Yesterday, we just agreed. The script probably at the end of this month will have a second draft and next year, [we'll] probably start. If ... Chris Tucker agrees. It’s about [having] time to make it. Otherwise, Rush Hour 4, we’re all old men. I tell Chris Tucker, ‘Before we get old, please do Rush Hour 4.'"
Then, earlier this year Chris seemed to give fans the news they wanted when he told the Winging It podcast: "It’s not in pre-production. We’re working on a few things [for] the script. Jackie wants to do it. I want to do it. The studio wants to do it. We’re trying to get it together. It looks like it’s getting together right."
The franchise first hit screens in 1998, with audiences following the two actors as mismatched police officers who must rescue the Chinese consul's kidnapped daughter. It was an immediate hit, grossing over $140 million in the US and $103 million in the rest of the world.
Rush Hour 2 was released in 2001 and Rush Hour 3 followed in 2007. This, of course, means that it's been 12 years since we've seen Chris and Jackie together onscreen fighting corrupt crime and making us giggle along the way.
Could the boys be back in town in 2020? We've got everything crossed.