Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker plan to Reunite

Chris Tucker can’t get a job because he asks too much and brings too little. That being said, I did like him in Fifth Element and the better part of Rush Hour. (Was he in anything else?) Oh he has that Ratner film, Mr. S: My Life With Frank Sinatra coming out soon.

So that aside he likely owes a better part of his soul that Jackie Chan sees him as an ally and the two of them put their heads together and agreed to do another film together.

But not Rush Hour 4.

MTVMovies Blog says:

“It’s like two days ago when Chris Tucker called me,” the martial arts legend said Saturday. “We sat down and decided we want to do another movie. Not a ‘Rush Hour’ — something new.”That would seem to be good news for fans who’ve been so attracted to the Chan/ Tucker action-comedy series that they’ve powered it to nearly $1 billion worldwide, but who also largely considered last summer’s “Rush Hour 3” to be an indication that the franchise has run out of gas.

“I said yes, and after I shook [Tucker’s] hand, I said: ‘Look, we need a middleman. I don’t want to shake hands, then I go back to Hong Kong and you stay here, I get busy and you get busy,’ ” he recalled. “You have to have somebody in the middle to follow up, otherwise it will never happen.

Jackie knows this business, and despite his shortcomings (he will never get an Oscar, and still can’t speak english well) he still entertains with the best of the action stars. And Chan recognizes that this chat or handshake wont mean anything without some people behind it.

I have a lot of issues with Chris Tucker as a star and an actor (he really is only one personality onscreen) but this can open up a lot of opportunities for Tucker. No really.

Since we know that every star in Hollywood reads our site and keeps our opinions in such high regard, let me offer my career advice to Tucker:

Chris, don’t let your fat pockets ruin this for you. You are not a director, or a writer. You are an actor. So act. And expect to get paid to act. If you ask for too much money for this, NO ONE will make another Tucker/Chan film. Yes, the movies made a metric pantload of cash, but the studios are greedier than you are.Speaking of acting, if there is a shred of talent in there, this is your LAST chance to show it. After three Rush Hour films and Fifth Element, you are essentially the same guy. Sure, Ruby Rhod was a coward and Carter was a brash cop, but they were both still YOU. Jackie is always Jackie, and we expect that. We accept that. But if you do another film together it wont matter that it isnt Rush Hour if you pull the same schtick.

Lastly, check the ego at the door. I won’t lie Chris, I like your roles. I loved you playing off Jackie and Bruce Willis. Great chemistry there. You bring something amusing to the screen and that is a quality that will sell movies to people who like your style. But you will not get new fans and you will bore the hell out of the rest of us if you keep up this super ego. No one likes the demigod attitude.

So with my vast influence, I am sure that this will bring about a new era of Chris Tucker where even John can like the guy.Of course all this is based on the speculation that this little dream of theirs might just be talk.

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16 thoughts on “Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker plan to Reunite

  1. The two most what? Not comedians.

    Tucker is over rated. One hit wonder, man with the flashy mouth. Without Rush Hour, he has no career. At all.

    And Jackie Chan, though insanely talented physically is not a comedian.

  2. Also, I agree with the whole “Tucker Persona”, but couldn’t disagree more about the “Jackie is Jackie” remark — okay, in Hollywood perhaps we have come to know him as the grinning kung-fu rascal that he is, but I don’t think it’s to say that he’s unable to extricate himself from that role.

    I think that if either were given the chance to act in other roles, then they would be. But, then again — if all that comes up for tucker is the “YO MAN! WUSSUP” kinda role, then he can’t really come up to the plate and pitch himself as a dualistic tormented soul with delusions of grandieur, a passionate artist or anything else because they’ll probably just say “Yo! It’s Chris Tucker! Do that thing where you say WUSSUP! Classic. Hire him.”

    I’d actually like to see him do the “Punch Drunk Love” of his career. :)

  3. He is a relatively talented actor, but pretending to be as good as De Niro and asking for shitloads of cash isn’t a good move in the way of procuring future film roles.

  4. so what if tuker is the same character every time he is good at that and makes me laugh. Jackie Chan is better off doing chinese films when Foreighn actors come to america or directors they end fucking themselves John woo with broken arrow and mi2

  5. Wait a second here folks…Jackie is not a hypocrite. He has openly admitted not liking the Hollywood movies personally but he acknowledge that the “americian audience” may enjoy the films.

  6. Friday was a good one, and im with kristina i also remember jackie bitching on how bad american comedy is and that he wouldn’t like to do anymore (something along those lines) on his blog.

  7. I’m sorry, but SO WHAT if Chris Tucker plays the same guy every time? That’s why I go to see his movies (because I wanna see that guy). I don’t see anybody complaining about Christopher Walken playing the same fuckin guy since the start of his career (I mean he plays THE same guy every time to a T and it’s great, but it’s STILL the same guy).

    So I’m sorry, that is a dumb “point” people keep making.

  8. Uh, Jackie Chan=big fucking hypocrite. I clearly remember him saying that he despises all of his American films and that he flat-out lied during publicity for them when he talked about liking them. Now he’s going back for more? Huh?

  9. Friday, Friday, Friday – an all time classic! That movie gave him a big buffer for screw ups, but he’s exhausted that in RH2 and RH3… its time for redemption or retirement.

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