In December 2022, Jackie Chan made a statement about the possibility of a fourth Rush Hour movie. He said, “We’re talking about ‘Rush Hour 4’ right now.”
Many news sites quickly reported on his statement, and some even suggested that the movie was already in the works. However, it seems that these reports may have been premature.
Will there be a ‘Rush Hour 4’?
While Jackie Chan’s statement certainly indicated that there were discussions about a fourth installment in the popular action-comedy franchise, it’s important to note that he did not confirm that the movie was actually happening. In fact, there is still no official word from the film’s director Brett Ratner or its co-star Chris Tucker about the possibility of a fourth movie.
This lack of confirmation is significant, as Chris Tucker has only appeared in two movies since 2007, and it’s unclear whether he would be willing to return to the franchise. Additionally, Jackie Chan has been talking about the possibility of a Rush Hour 4 for at least a decade now, and he is approaching 70 years old.
Some fans may remember that five years ago, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan posted a picture together on social media, holding up the number four. However, this did not result in a new movie, and it’s unclear whether it was a serious hint or just a playful tease.
It’s worth noting that the Rush Hour franchise has had mixed success in its previous installments. The first movie was a critical and commercial success, and the second was also well-received. However, the third movie received mixed reviews and was not as successful at the box office.
It has been reported that Chris Tucker owes a substantial amount of money to the IRS, but this is unrelated to the possibility of a fourth Rush Hour movie. While Tucker’s financial situation may be a factor in his decision to return to acting, it’s unclear whether he would be motivated to make a fourth Rush Hour movie specifically to settle his debts.
In conclusion, while it’s tempting to get excited about the possibility of a fourth Rush Hour movie, it’s important to remember that there is still no official confirmation from the film’s creators. Even if the movie does end up being made, fans will no doubt be hoping for a return to the quality of the first two films.