A ‘Rush Hour 4’ Movie Is NOT In The Works, According To Jackie Chan
False alarm! A Rush Hour 4 movie is not in the works. Jackie Chan’s team is denying speculation and reports that the action series that also starred Chris Tucker is under way. They’re also shooting down reports that he will join the Karate Kid 2.
“We have noticed that false information that Mr. Chan would act in the motion pictures Rush Hour 4 and The Karate Kid 2 is spreading through multiple social media platforms, and that certain apparently infringing parties have misappropriated the personal WeChat and email accounts of Mr. Esmond Rend, a motion picture industry professional, to release false information concerning the hiring of the crew, casting, audition and other matters in connection with the pictures Rush Hour 4 and The Karate Kid 2. With respect to the above information, on behalf of Mr. Chan, we hereby declare that any and all such information, as spread by such infringers, relating to Mr. Chan providing or about to provide acting services in the motion pictures Rush Hour 4 and The Karate Kid 2 is false. Any relevant information released by any infringer through appropriating the personal WeChat and email accounts of Mr. Esmond Ren is false, and Mr. Chan does not have anything to do with such released information or the content thereof.”
The statement comes amidst Chris posting a photo with Chan, celebrating his 65th birthday. In one photo, the pair held up four fingers, which lead fans to believe another movie was on the way.
Earlier this year, Chris stated that a Rush Hour 4 was in the works.
It’s not in pre-production. We’re working on a few things [for] the script. Jackie wants to do it. I want to do it. The studio wants to do it.
Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker as mismatched police officers who must rescue the Chinese consul’s kidnapped daughter.
Released on September 18, 1998, the film grossed over $244 million worldwide. The film’s success led to two sequels: Rush Hour 2 (2001) and Rush Hour 3 (2007).