It’s hard to believe that more than 20 years have passed since Jackie Chan, a Hong Kong action hero, and Chris Tucker, the world’s most wittily funny comedian, teamed up for the first Rush Hour movie. Unexpectedly, the film’s success at the box office was even more surprising. The modestly budgeted actioner earned more than $244million worldwide, making it one of the most unlikely trilogies to ever dominate the big screen.
The Beverly Hills Cop-styled buddy-cop flick has an international bent. The first Rush Hour movie sees Tucker as a loud-mouthed L.A. police detective and Chan as a crack Hong Kong inspector. After accidentally finding themselves in the same case, the duo makes fun of the cultural clash and have a lot of laughs. The infectious chemistry between Chan and Tucker, along with a host of Chan-centric set pieces, made Rush Hour a great success when it was released in theatres in 1998. The sequels to the film, 2001’s Rush Hour2 and 2007,’s Rush Hour3 were also a success.
These films have brought in nearly $1 billion at the worldwide box office to date. Even though it has been more than twenty years since Tucker and Chan first exchanged one-liners on the big screen, it is easy to see why studio bosses may still be keen to bring them back together for more queasy shenanigans. Although a fourth entry to the franchise seemed possible over the years (both Tucker & Chan teased it as recently as 2019,) Rush Hour4 has yet not materialized.
Although it seems like it is more of a matter of when than if Lee or Carter will reunite on the big-screen, details remain speculative and are not available. This is all we know about Rush hour 4.
What time will Rush Hour 4 arrive in theaters?
However, Rush hour 4‘s status as “unknown” on IMDb could indicate that there is no production.
Rush Hour 4 seemed to be heading in the right direction when Chan said he had given his approval to the screenplay and was waiting for Tucker (via Digital Spy). In early 2018, Tucker joined the crew. There were plans to bring the project before cameras in later 2018.
This was obviously not the case. Fans didn’t hear anything about the film for almost a year. Tucker finally revealed to Winging that they were working on the script. Jackie Chan would like to do it. I also want to do the film. The studio is keen to make it happen so we are trying to bring it all together.
After confirming production of Rush Hour4 was imminent via a hashtag post showing Chan and Tucker holding up four fingers, Tucker set the internet on fire. The PR team of Chan quickly dispelled expectations and announced that he had not yet committed to appearing in the film.
When will fans finally see Rush Hour 4? Your guesses are as good as ours. We expect that film productions will continue to improve and release the film sooner than expected.
Will Rush Hour 4 see Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker back?
The release date and production status of Rush Hour4 are uncertain. This means series fans may have to be concerned about whether or not the actors from the show will return for the sequel. The last update about the film was given by Tucker in late 2019. He told ABC News that he and Jackie Chan were talking about making something new and different. We’ll keep you posted. We’re hopeful that we can get something moving soon.
This is obviously a loaded statement because it suggests that Tucker and Chan may re-team for a non-Rush Hour movie. He continued to confuse the waters surrounding Rush Hour4, adding “We want to make something.” We are looking at many different projects. We will see which one comes together first.
It seems that Chan and Tucker are eager to get back together, even though Rush Hour4 may not be the movie that brings them together. It’s unlikely Rushhour 4 will happen if Tucker or Chan leave. The idea of recasting the franchise in the event that either Chan or Tucker decide not to go is absurd. However, it has technically happened before with different actors playing Carter and Lee in the 2016 CBS comedy called Rush Hour franchise.
It’s irrelevant to what Rush Hour 4 casting news it is until Carter and Lee join. Does anyone know if Jonathan Patrick Foo and Justin Hires are available for a possible franchise reboot?
What is Rush Hour 4?
We are not certain that franchise helmer Brett Ratner will return to the Rush Hourfold. Chris Tucker’s and Jackie Chan’s returns are in doubt. Even though there are claims that he is the opposite the director has been largely forgotten by Hollywood since several actors made disturbing allegations of sexual misconduct. These accusations have been denied by Ratner (via Digital Spy ).
It’s easy to see that producer would like a familiar face to join their creative team. This means they’d want Rush Hour 2 and 3 writers Jeff Nathanson to write the fourth chapter. At the time of writing, neither Nathanson nor any other Hollywood screenwriter is actually working on Rush Hour 4. It is difficult to find plot details for the film, so it is not easy to get them. One could still assume that there is at least some loose plot as Tucker and Chan both acknowledged having seen a script in recent times. Someone clearly knows the story of the film. It’s not us, unfortunately.
We can’t expect them to speculate about the next chapter, as the Rush Hourflicks were essentially standalone stories that were connected mostly through the presence of Lee or Carter. We predict that Lee and Carter will be working together on a new case in Rush Hour 4, and possibly taking down a major international crime ring. Yes, they will do it while laughing at each other and mugging for the camera.
The rest of the story is details, so long as Chan and Tucker are doing the mugging.