On the show to promote his film The Foreigner with Pierce Brosnan coming out October 13, Chan said that, since 2007, "we've been turning down the script, turning down the script ..."
"Next year", he replied when asked when fans could expect the next film."For the last seven years we've been turning down the script, turning down the script, [and] yesterday we just agreed [on the script]".
Now it appears that everything has lined up to Jackie Chan's liking, "The script probably at the end of this month will have a second draft and next year, [we'll] probably start". The first Rush Hour was filmed almost twenty years ago and fans have long awaited news on a fourth film.
"It's not about money". "It's about [having the] time to make [Rush Hour 4]". "Next year. Rush Hour 4, I hope the script will be done".
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"[It's coming] next year", Chan said.
While talking about the challenges of making another Karate Kid considering the characters have aged, Jackie revealed that Rush Hour is much easier to do. "No, (we're now) Karate Men.' Jaden (is) taller than me now!" The recent "Rush Hour" TV series which went down like a lead balloon, showing that without the two power-house comedians, the franchise just doesn't work. I think we might be able to get one going.
Chris Tucker hasn't responded to Jackie Chan's comments at this time, but we'll update you if he does. There's so much content in the world right now, do we honestly have to contend with a fourth Rush Hour movie?
For now, Rush Hour 4 is expected to shoot sometime in 2018.