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Last December, the rush hour Franchise made headlines after that Jackie Chan revealed during the Red Sea International Film Festival that he was in the early stages of developing the fourth part of the film with an unknown director.
At the time, Chan shared that the couple worked together to get the script right. Though that announcement sent shockwaves across the internet for months, the actor’s co-star was Chris Tucker was relatively silent on the news, although until recently he was asked countless times by fans about the project.
On March 21st, during an interview with Audacy’s V-103, Tucker promoting his latest film Air with Ben Affleck, opened up on returning to the rush hour franchise and the changes he would make to make this the best film yet. While discussing how excited he is to reprise his role as LAPD officer James Carter and how much he enjoys working with Chan, the 51-year-old said:
“You’re going to see a lot of good things coming, but it’s going to be on a whole different level. That’s what I like… I’m excited about it. It won’t be what you usually saw… rush hour 4, that’s something I’ll definitely stop by because I love working with Jackie, but I have some new stuff I think you’ll really like. I look forward to it.”
Later, while Tucker was playing a game about the specific films he would remove from his filmography, the star announced that he would be pitching rush hour 3. Tucker explained that his decision was due to the production not allowing him to play Carter as authentically as he has in the past. The comedian expressed while mentioning that he plans to work closely with a team rush hour 4′s script:
“rush hour 3 I have to go. I thought it could have been better… First of all, they wouldn’t let me do my thing. Because in the first one I did my thing, I knew what to do. But when you start making a lot of money, everybody wants to do what they want and then they give me the script like ‘here’. That’s how funny you are.’ I’m like, ‘Oh man. You guys screwed the whole thing up…’ If we do another one, I’ll get the team together to make it right.”
The rush hour Franchise became an instant classic when the film made its theatrical debut in the late 1990s. The general premise of the film follows Tucker’s character James Carter and Inspector Lee (Chan) as they try to solve many cases. The success of the first film spawned two sequels: 2001 rush hour 2, rush hour 3, which was released in 2007 and a short-lived television series of the same. Since the rush hour It grossed over $849 million worldwide when it first franchised.
No further details about at this time rush hour 4 were released to the public.
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