Jackie Chan confirms 'Rush Hour' 4 is happening

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By stefan armitage

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"War, huh, yeah! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!"

Yes, it is time to get excited, because Jackie Chan has confirmed that a fourth Rush Hour movie is in the works.

As reported first by Variety, the 68-year-old martial arts star shared the news fans of the movie franchise had been waiting to hear during an appearance at the Red Sea International Film Festival.

"We’re talking about Rush Hour 4 right now," he revealed after sharing an anecdote about how the first movie made $70 million in its first weekend.

As expected, the exciting news was met with cheers from the crowd.

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Chan's comments also confirm those made by co-star Chris Tucker back in 2018. "It’s happening," Tucker told ESPN’s podcast The Plug. "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."

For those unaware, the original Rush Hour movie follows Jackie Chan's Detective Inspector Lee, a top Hong Kong officer who comes to the US to aid in the rescue mission of the missing daughter of a Hong Kong diplomat.

However, in an effort to keep Lee out of the way of the investigation, the FBI team him up with LAPD loudmouth Detective James Carter.

What ensues is one of the funniest movies to come out in the last 30 years, as Chan and Tucker's "odd couple" on-screen relationship results in both hilarious and emotional situations.

Who could forget the street-smart Carter teaching the ever-so-serious Lee how to sing and dance to Edwin Starr's 'War'? Or Lee teaching Carter how to disarm a gunman?

In fact, audiences loved the original movie so much, that it went on to gross more than $244 million and two sequels.

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In Rush Hour 2, Carter's vacation to Hong Kong is interrupted when Lee pursues the Triad gangster who killed his father.

After discovering that a corrupt American businessman is using his new casino to launder counterfeit money, Lee and Carter then find themselves in a high-stakes mission to bring down the criminal operation. Oh, and Carter sings karaoke - and it's hilarious!

Then there's Rush Hour 3... It's alright.

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Let's just hope the fourth installment can end the franchise as strong as it started!

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Jackie Chan confirms 'Rush Hour' 4 is happening

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

"War, huh, yeah! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!"

Yes, it is time to get excited, because Jackie Chan has confirmed that a fourth Rush Hour movie is in the works.

As reported first by Variety, the 68-year-old martial arts star shared the news fans of the movie franchise had been waiting to hear during an appearance at the Red Sea International Film Festival.

"We’re talking about Rush Hour 4 right now," he revealed after sharing an anecdote about how the first movie made $70 million in its first weekend.

As expected, the exciting news was met with cheers from the crowd.

size-large wp-image-1263182971
Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy

Chan's comments also confirm those made by co-star Chris Tucker back in 2018. "It’s happening," Tucker told ESPN’s podcast The Plug. "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."

For those unaware, the original Rush Hour movie follows Jackie Chan's Detective Inspector Lee, a top Hong Kong officer who comes to the US to aid in the rescue mission of the missing daughter of a Hong Kong diplomat.

However, in an effort to keep Lee out of the way of the investigation, the FBI team him up with LAPD loudmouth Detective James Carter.

What ensues is one of the funniest movies to come out in the last 30 years, as Chan and Tucker's "odd couple" on-screen relationship results in both hilarious and emotional situations.

Who could forget the street-smart Carter teaching the ever-so-serious Lee how to sing and dance to Edwin Starr's 'War'? Or Lee teaching Carter how to disarm a gunman?

In fact, audiences loved the original movie so much, that it went on to gross more than $244 million and two sequels.

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Credit: Maximum Film / Alamy

In Rush Hour 2, Carter's vacation to Hong Kong is interrupted when Lee pursues the Triad gangster who killed his father.

After discovering that a corrupt American businessman is using his new casino to launder counterfeit money, Lee and Carter then find themselves in a high-stakes mission to bring down the criminal operation. Oh, and Carter sings karaoke - and it's hilarious!

Then there's Rush Hour 3... It's alright.

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Credit: Cinematic Collection / Alamy

Let's just hope the fourth installment can end the franchise as strong as it started!

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