While they certainly don’t showcase Jackie Chan’s skills as well as many of his other films, the Rush Hour series always manages to entertain and were big box office hits as well, so it’s perhaps no wonder that a fourth adventure for Inspector Lee and Detective James Carter is coming, though they sure take their time with these sequels now and one wonders if people will still be that interested. In an interview with US radio station Power 106, Chan said:
“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!”
“Rush Hour you can do any time… Next year! For the last seven years, we’ve been turning down the script, turning down the script. Yesterday, we just agreed”.
It’s expected that Brett Ratner will direct again, so it seems that all is now dependant on Chris Tucker agreeing to do it. Isn’t Chan a little old now for his role though?