It's a movie franchise that no one thought would make it this long, but get ready Rush Hour fans, as Rush Hour 4 will be happening. Yes, it has been over 10 years since the third movie was released, but Chris Tucker has confirmed that Rush Hour 4 will be made.
To make the news even better, Tucker confirmed that he and Jackie Chan will both be back for Rush Hour 4.
In the movie, it focuses on Tucker's Detective James Carter and Chan's Chief Inspector Lee. They are from opposite sides of the world, but Rush Hour became a surprise hit when it was first released in 1998. The original movie was made with a budget of $33 million. However, it earned an impressive $244.4 million at the worldwide box office.
Because of that huge success, Tucker and Chan returned for two more installments of the Rush Hour franchise. Rush Hour 3 was released in 2007, so fans have been waiting over 10 years now for another movie.
Chan already stated that he would return to the movie series last year on The Cruz Show. However, Tucker has not really said if he would return or not, if a fourth movie was made. Well, he appeared on ESPN's podcast, The Plug, and said they would be bringing back their martial arts skills to turn the trilogy into a quadrilogy:
“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 did not mention when Rush Hour 4 would be shot, but both Chan and Tucker have been talking about the fourth movie being made and committed to it, so it has to be soon, right?
In the DVD commentary for Rush Hour 3, director Brett Ratner and writer Jeff Nathanson joked that the fourth movie would be out in 2012. That clearly did not happen, but it looks like it is finally happening. However, Ratner probably won't be at the helm of things, considering his recent sexual assault allegations. Can this work without Ratner in charge?
Fans may remember that Rush Hour may not have made another movie, but there was a Rush Hour TV series on CBS for a brief moment. It aired for a single season on CBS back in 2016, but was then cancelled. Fans did not get behind the small screen version, but will they get behind a fourth movie?