We all are aware of the popularity of the Rush Hour Franchise and this is the reason why there has been a continuous demand for the continuation. Jackie Chan has been the center of attraction of the story. The Rush Hour film franchise is an American action comedy film series.
It is directed by Brett Ratner and written by Ross LaManna. All three films follow Chief Inspector Lee and Detective James Carter, the two police investigators who go on a series of mishaps in Hong Kong and Los Angeles involving corrupt underworld figures of the area. The film has severed many vertices which includes elements of martial arts, comedy, and the buddy cop subgenre. The films were released in theatres from 1998 to 2007, to mixed reviews.
Talking about the box office success, it has been a big hit and appreciated by critics as well. So far, the films have grossed over $1 billion worldwide at the box office. It is easy to see why studio executives would want to reunite Chan and Tucker for more hilarious exploits, even if it’s been more than 20 years since they first swapped one-liners on the big screen.
While a fourth Rush Hour film has been teased in the past (even as late as 2019 by Tucker and Chan), it has yet to be released. When will the next story arrive under the umbrella of the Rush Hour Franchise? Let’s have a closer look at the details of the drama.
Rush Hour 4 Release Date
The makers have kept the details of the release date unwrapped. But if we speculate based on facts, it will be released in 2022. As the production is ongoing, it will take some time to make the things set. When Rush Hour was released in theatres in 1998, it was a huge hit.
The subsequent sequels, Rush Hour 2 in 2001 and Rush Hour 3 in 2007, were similarly successful. It’s dubious that the fourth picture will hit theaters this year, so you’ll have to wait until 2022 at the earliest. At the very least, this points to a summer 2022 release. For the official confirmation, we would require some more time.
Rush Hour 4 Cast
The official cast list is not disclosed as of now. However, the fans expect the arrival of Jackie Chan in the story again. But it seems like there are half and half chances of that. We have to understand what is the reason behind this uncertainty. Jackie Chan has declared that he does not want to reprise his role as Lee. He claims that if the script was good, he would return to the role. Chris Tucker, on the other hand, did not read the screenplay before jumping right in.
In 2017, Jackie shared that “For the previous seven years, we have been turning down the script, turning down the script,” Jackie Chan seems to be the first to jump on board. The script will probably have a second draught by the end of this month, and we’ll probably start next year.” So overall we can say that there are some chances to meet the duo together in the next part under the umbrella of Rush Hour 4.
Apart from him, the makers would think of bringing some well-known additional faces in the story to give it an interesting edge. There are also claims that a female-led ‘Rush Hour’ sequel film starring Bingbing Li is in the works, but no progress has been made on that front as of yet.
Rush Hour 4 Plot
It is specified that the director’s post on Rush Hour 4 is expected to remain open, it’s safe to assume that the producers will want a familiar face on the creative team, which implies that former Rush Hour team members will almost probably be considered. According to sources, Jeff Nathanson, who is back in the mix, will write the fourth chapter.
It is expected that this time the story is going to be a bit different because of the new direction. Neither Nathanson nor any other Hollywood writer appeared to be working on Rush Hour 4 as of this writing. As a result, specific plot elements for the film are hard to come by.
Even still, given that both Tucker and Chan have claimed to have seen a script in the not-too-distant past, one may reasonably deduce that there are at least loose endings of the script. Whatever the situation, the fans will surely enjoy it.
Rush Hour 4 Trailer
As of now, the trailer is not out for Rush Hour 4. The reason is very obvious that the production is ongoing and it is expected to be out in the coming months only. If we believe some reports, we will get them at the beginning of the next year. Till then, you can recall some well-scripted scenes of the previous parts. For more entertainment news and updates on your favorite stories, keep visiting.