'This is gonna be the rush of all rushes': Jackie Chan's rush hour 4 confession
Looking back at Jackie Chan's confirmation of Rush Hour 4 in the works, and the whirlwind of anticipation and controversy that surrounded it.
If there's one thing the entertainment world never gets tired of, it's a good old-fashioned comeback. Stepping back into 2022, we find ourselves once again at the thrilling junction where Jackie Chan confirmed the production of Rush Hour 4.
"We're talking about Rush Hour 4 right now," Jackie Chan candidly confessed at the Red Sea International Film Festival, as reported by Variety. Fans of the franchise held their breath as the martial arts megastar dropped this hint of the much-awaited sequel, making it one of the most buzzing topics of 2022.
Rewinding the clock a bit further, back in 2018, Chris Tucker had already set the stage by confirming that the fourth installment was a surefire reality. "It's happening," he declared, "This is gonna be the rush of all rushes."
However, with great anticipation often comes significant controversy. This was the case when Brett Ratner, the director of the initial Rush Hour series, claimed he would be making the film, contradicting the producers' statements. Accused of sexual misconduct, Ratner had been compelled to leave the Wonder Woman franchise earlier.
IGN reported an anonymous studio executive's comment, "Brett has been walking around town telling people he's going to direct a Rush Hour movie because it's his only way back in." But the waters were calmed when Rush Hour producer Arthur Sarkissian firmly stated, "All I'm interested in is to make the best movie possible."
Chan still looked back fondly on the success of the original Rush Hour, which made a whopping $244 million at the box office. His recollection of the thrill when the movie raked in $70 million in its opening weekend stirred nostalgia among fans, adding to the anticipation of the fourth installment.
However, Chan also revealed his future plans to venture more into romance movies and less into action, promising a potentially new side of the actor to look forward to.
As we reminisce about the rollercoaster journey of the confirmation of Rush Hour 4, we're left with a mix of sweet nostalgia and heightened anticipation for what's yet to come.
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