“Rush Hour 4” is an upcoming action-comedy film that has been highly anticipated by fans of the franchise since the release of “Rush Hour 3” in 2007. The movie will see the return of beloved stars Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan as Detectives James Carter and Inspector Lee, respectively, who will be teaming up once again for another thrilling adventure.
With a release date set for the near future, fans are eagerly waiting to see what kind of hijinks and action-packed stunts the duo will bring to the screen this time around. Here’s what we know about the upcoming action-comedy movie.
When Will Rush Hour 4 Be Released?
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It’s hard to believe that more than two decades have passed since Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker first teamed up for the hit action-comedy “Rush Hour.” The film was a surprise success at the box office, earning over $244 million in global ticket sales and launching one of the most unlikely trilogies in Hollywood history.
Despite the long gap since the last installment, fans are still eager to see Chan and Tucker reprise their roles as the mismatched law enforcement duo. In recent years, rumors of a fourth “Rush Hour” movie have been circulating, and fans are eagerly anticipating any news about the film’s progress.
The good news is that there have been some promising signs that “Rush Hour 4” may finally be on its way. In 2017, Chan announced that he had approved the film’s screenplay, and was just waiting on Tucker to do the same. Tucker eventually came on board in early 2018, and plans were made to start filming later that year.
Unfortunately, those plans never came to fruition, and fans were left wondering if “Rush Hour 4” would ever happen. But in early 2019, Tucker revealed on the “Winging It” podcast that he and Chan were still committed to the project, and that they were working on some updates to the script. A few weeks later, Tucker sent the internet into a frenzy by posting an Instagram photo of himself and Chan holding up four fingers, seemingly confirming that the film was in production.
However, Chan’s PR team quickly clarified that the actor had not yet signed on to appear in the film, and that negotiations were still ongoing. Despite this setback, fans remained optimistic that “Rush Hour 4” would eventually happen.
In December 2022, Chan mentioned in an interview that he had been speaking with the film’s director about the script, further fueling rumors of a fourth installment. And in March 2023, Tucker confirmed that “Rush Hour 4” was still on his upcoming projects list.
So when will “Rush Hour 4” finally hit theaters? That’s still anyone’s guess, but it’s clear that Chan and Tucker are both still interested in making the film happen. And with the previous three movies having earned nearly $1 billion worldwide, it’s a safe bet that the studio is eager to see the duo back in action as well. Fans will just have to stay tuned for more news and updates on this highly anticipated sequel.
Are You Excited With the Upcoming Rush Hour 4?
Actor Chris Tucker had previously hinted that he and Jackie Chan were exploring ideas for a potential collaboration that would mark a departure from the “Rush Hour” franchise. However, he has not ruled out the possibility of a fourth “Rush Hour” installment.
During an interview with ABC News in 2019, Tucker expressed that he and Chan were discussing a few different projects and that it was unclear which one would come to fruition first. Although both actors appear to be keen to work together again, it is unclear whether “Rush Hour 4” will be the vehicle for their reunion.
Nevertheless, it would be challenging to envision a “Rush Hour” movie without the duo’s iconic chemistry. It seems improbable that the franchise could continue with different actors playing the roles of Carter and Lee, as was the case with the 2016 CBS “Rush Hour” television series.
Fortunately, both Chan and Tucker’s comments from recent years suggest that they are still interested in reprising their roles, potentially for the long-awaited “Rush Hour 4.” If the film does come to fruition, it is highly likely that the two actors will once again be at the forefront of the action, as they have been for the past two decades. Fans of the franchise will undoubtedly be eagerly anticipating any news regarding the potential release of “Rush Hour 4.”