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December 18, 2012
Jackie Chan commits to The Expendables 3, and maybe Rush Hour 4 too
— Posted by The Amazing Anthony
For some reason I fell for the announcement of Jackie Chan retiring from action films. I know it almost seemed plausible at the time and like something he was really willing to commit to but then he goes and says something like this:
I like the idea of Jackie Chan as a member of The Expendables but more importantly I like his preference to be more than a minor role in the film. Chuck Norris’ appearance in The Expendables 2 was nostalgic and humorous but also extremely brief and underwhelming. It’s nice to have all of these old action stars on screen with each other but I think having a person appearing for maybe 5 mins of screen time is more of a Pyrrhic victory than a grand-slam If they’re going to get Chan involved then they better do it right.
Also interesting is his comment regarding a film referred to as “Skip Tracer”. It sounds like a typical buddy film that Chan is known for here in the U.S. but then he mentions the script being in the hands of Chris Tucker, or something, and how it may somehow transform into a 4th Rush Hour film.
Now I remember something about a 4th Rush Hour film being announced, probably because I wrote the post, and figured at some time that film would see the light of day but man alive Chan sounds more enthused about working with Sly than working with Tucker. If I were to try my best to read between the lines than I guess what he’s saying in this comment is that a 4th Rush Hour film would make more sense with their bottom line rather than a new franchise would, but he’s really not interested in getting back into that franchise at all. It’s no secret that Chan is not super-proud of the Rush Hour films but loves the paychecks they bring. I’m disappointed that Chan isn’t yet taking on the more dramatic oriented films that he announced earlier this year but I’m okay with what he has planned as of today.
Who else should be an Expendable?
Via: Screen Rant
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