It seems a long-awaited reunion is close to becoming reality with each passing day. Three months after Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan revealed that Rush Hour 4 is in official development, his co-star Chris Tucker has weighed in on his potential return to the franchise.
Speaking to Audacy’s V103, a commercial station in Atlanta, Georgia, the other half of the leading duo shared his enthusiasm for Rush Hour 4, stating that he’ll be more than eager to reprise his role as Carter.
“You’re going to see a lot of good stuff coming, but it’s going to be on a whole other level. That’s what I like…I’m excited about that. It’s not going to be what you’ve normally see,” said Tucker. “Rush Hour 4, that’s something I definitely will probably drop in there because I love working with Jackie, but I’ve got some new stuff that I think you’re really gonna like. I’m excited about it.”
No official information is known about the project, including story and casting details, a release date, and the current status of development. While it has been in gestation for several years, starting way back in 2017 when Chan first revealed that another sequel was in the works, it didn’t get off the ground until news broke last December with Chan’s tease.
Part of the hold-up is likely due to the removal of Brett Ratner, who helmed all three Rush Hour films and was later accused of sexual assault and harassment by several actors. Warner Bros. subsequently severed all ties with him, and has been looking for a replacement since.
The original Rush Hour grossed US$244 million worldwide at the end of its run and cemented Chan as an English-language action star. It follows a Hong Kong detective inspector who forms an unlikely relationship with a loudmouthed LAPD officer to solve a series of international crimes.