Rumors about Rush Hour 4 have been circulating since 2012, with lead stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker constantly reiterating their willingness to reprise their respective iconic roles as Inspector Lee and Officer Carter over the years. Further details about the potential fourth movie is still being kept under wraps. It’s also unclear whether Brett Ratner, who directed the first three films, is also linked to the project or not.
The Rush Hour franchise began with the 1998 movie, which is based on the unlikely alliance between a Hong Kong detective and an LAPD officer. Following its hit theatrical run, it was followed by two more sequels that led the action comedy franchise to earn a worldwide gross of over $840 million at the box office.
Besides Chan and Tucker, the franchise also featured Tzi Ma, Tom Wilkinson, Ken Leung, Roselyn Sánchez, Philip Baker Hall, Hiroyuki Sanada, Max von Sydow, Aimee Garcia, Wendie Malick, and Noémie Lenoir.