Jackie Chan has revealed that plans are already for the 4th installment in the Rush Hour series.
The last Rush Hour was Rush Hour 3 in 2007. In an appearance on Power 106’s The Cruz Show, he confirmed that he had already approved the expansion of the franchise years back.
“For the last 20 years, I’ve tried different [characters,]” Chan shared. “A few years ago, Karate Kid. There was supposed to be a Karate Kid 2 but the script isn’t right. Several years later they want to do it and I say, ‘You still want to do Karate Kid? No, Karate Men.’ They’re taller than me now!”
He added, “Rush Hour you can do any time… Next year!”
He explained, “For the last seven years, we’ve been turning down the script, turning down the script. Yesterday, we just agreed.”
Chan added, “The script probably at the end of this month will have a second draft and next year, [we’ll] probably start.”
This doesn’t mean the movie is going to be made though, as Chan’s partner, Chris Tucker still has to agree to the movie.
“It’s not about money!” Chan assured. “It’s about [having the] time to make. Otherwise, Rush Hour 4 we’re all old men. I tell Chris Tucker, ‘Before we get old, please do Rush Hour 4.'”
“Rush Hour 4, we’re looking into it, me and Jackie,” Tucker had said in 2012. “We’re trying to get it going, so we’re developing something, so hopefully we’ll get something in.”