Looks Like 'Rush Hour 4' is Actually Going to Happen
The Rush Hour trilogy has long been overdue for a follow-up. As one of the most iconic and widely beloved action-comedy franchises of the late nineties, Rush Hour built a considerable following of its own, almost entirely on the buddy cop chemistry between Lee and Carter, played by Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. The original movie earned a sequel in 2001, and then a third installment in 2007, but didn't get further than that until recently.
Last year, Jackie Chan hinted at the possibility of a Rush Hour 4, saying that a script was already in the works, but that Chris Tucker had yet to agree to it. But it looks like Tucker finally gave the greenlight yesterday, speaking at ESPN's podcast, The Plug. “It’s happening. This is gonna be the rush of all rushes,” Tucker said when asked about the possibility. “Jackie is ready and we want to do this so that people don’t ever forget it."
BREAKING NEWS: @christuckerreal confirms on #ThePlugESPN that Rush Hour 4 is happening and in the works saying, “It will be the rush of all rushes.” ???? NOW http//:https://t.co/HMV5KhiVVi #BreakingNews #RushHour4 #TheUndefeated pic.twitter.com/e84vte4Xbv— Terri Foster-Brasby (@SheKnowsSports_) February 21, 2018
So things are looking up for the next installment of the classic franchise. But some lingering concerns remain: Will trilogy director Brett Ratner be involved, even after the sexual harassment allegations lodged against him last year? And can the original Rush Hour brand of humor still stick the landing in the politically correct zeitgeist of today?