It’s been 11 long years since the fastest hands in the east crossed paths with the loudest mouth in the west, but it seems Rush Hour mainstay Chris Tucker (Detective James Carter) is still pushing for a fourth movie with Jackie Chan.
Neither Tucker nor Chan were actively involved in the Rush Hour TV series, so it’s small wonder why fans are gleefully anticipating their next big-screen appearance. That, and the fact that CBS pulled the plug on its ho-hum Rush Hour spinoff after just one season, proving that, when it comes to loud-mouth cops and kick-ass special agents, there’s really no one better than Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan – no disrespect to Justin Hires (Carter) and Jon Foo (Lee), of course. And don’t get me started on their near-effortless chemistry.
So when the Winging It podcast (h/t ComicBook.com) put the question to Chris Tucker, the actor confirmed that a fourth movie is finally beginning to fall into place.
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.
Tucker then elaborated on the long-gestating project, admitting that Rush Hour 4 simply would not be possible if it weren’t for the commitment of Jackie Chan and the studio.
I guess, Jackie and me, but yeah, I was definitely down as long as it comes together right. And it looks like it’s coming together right.
Warner Bros. is yet to release any official intel on Rush Hour 4, though we assume Brett Ratner won’t be returning in the director’s chair, following the multiple accusations of sexual harassment. Chances are the studio will leave the door open to another talent to breathe new life into this cult action franchise, and as soon as we learn more, we’ll be sure to let you know.