The pairing of Chris Tucker’s Detective James Carter and Jackie Chan’s Chief Inspector Lee was the surprise hit of 1998, earning an impressive $244.4 million at the global box office. This success brought with it two sequels (of varying quality) and left a huge question mark hanging over the idea of a fourth film.
Fans have been waiting over a decade for news on Rush Hour 4, and finally it has been announced that Carter and Lee will reunite once more.
Last year on The Cruz Show, Chan said that he would like to return to the series, but Tucker has remained noticeably silent on the situation. Until now, when he appeared on ESPN’s podcast, The Plug, he confirmed that the duo will be polishing up their martial arts skills to turn the trilogy to a quartet:
“It’s happening. 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.”
Tucker is certainly working hard to ensure that fans know this film will be bigger and better than the previous ones – but considering the team have gone to Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Paris, where will the fourth film take them?
While neither have given us any idea as to when we can expect the next Rush Hour, with both actors being on the same page, it can’t be long until production on Rush Hour 4 begins.