Jackie Chan Confirmed for 'The Expendables 3'; He Doesn't Want to Do 'Rush Hour 4'

The martial arts legend reveals that he will have a big part in this upcoming sequel, and that it will be a buddy movie.

Jackie Chan confirmed for The Expendables 3
Jackie Chan confirmed for The Expendables 3
The Expendables 3 has been a sequel rife with disinformation, especially in regards to the cast. Fans are anxiously awaiting news on which legendary icon this third film in the franchise will dust off next. In early November, Sylvester Stallone confirmed that Nicolas Cage would be taking on a role, and that Harrison Ford and Wesley Snipes were also being considered for the cast. Then, one day later, Sly revealed that an imposter had leaked that news and it wasn't true.

Now, we have word that Jackie Chan has been confirmed for a fairly substantial role in this franchise sequel, the actor himself announcing the news.

"Sly had invited me to be in The Expendables 2 but I was too busy filming Chinese Zodiac and couldn't make a commitment to the film. But he did extend his invitation to the third movie, which I agreed on the condition that I will be appearing as more than just a minor role with a few scenes."

It's rumored that Jackie Chan has requested that this next film be a buddy-buddy movie, and that Sylvester Stallone has agreed to that request. This part sounds a little iffy, but apparently the screenplay is being rewritten to meet this specified criteria. The two previously appeared together in a spoof of buddy-buddy action movies alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the box office bomb An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, which itself was directed by Alan Smithee.

Jackie Chan also revealed that his next film after The Expendables 3 will be another buddy comedy similar to Rush Hour, which will team him up with a counterpart from the West. Chris Tucker is interested in the script, tentatively titled Skip Tracers, but Chan isn't keen on teaming up with his pal for a new franchise, and he's not that interested in turning it into Rush Hour 4, either.

"The script is currently [being] viewed by Chris Tucker. Personally, I feel that if he were to pick it up, it would be better if we turned it into Rush Hour 4 but I do think that three movies for the franchise is a perfect ending. It would be better to start a new buddy movie with someone new."

The Expendables 3 was released August 15th, 2014 and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture. The film is directed by Patrick Hughes.


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Comments (16)

  1. Writer220

    I've known for some time that RH 4 wasn't going to happen.
    The only two that wanted it was Tucker and Ratner.

    Looking forward to this film even more.

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  2. SherlockHolmes2009

    Itll be interesting to see where theyll take it

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  3. Lynchian

    That would just bump the series into a whole higher calibre.

    Rush Hour was always a sore patch, neither funny nor well directed.

    It is what it is, a limp American failing to capture the physicality and sweat, blood, tears, the broken compendium.

    The technicality and soulfulness to martial arts has not been captured nor influenced since Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

    But with the inclusion of Chan we will not only get great arm to arm but maybe a soulful repose (not!)

    But no hope as this is headed by a potato face pill popping guy called Sly.

    2 years agoby @LynchianFlag

  4. Montaniax

    The more expendables movies they have, the shorter the individual characters action

    2 years agoby @MontaniaxFlag

  5. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    I don't know how I feel about a "buddy" thing in Expendables 3... But don't get me wrong, I think Chan is an excellent addition to the cast. But I do agree with Chan that Rush Hour 3 was a good enough ending to the series, and should be left that way, since 3 wasn't all that great anyways.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  6. Roberto Mata

    A buddy movie sequel for The Expendables? Really?, I'm not going to judge just yet, I'll wait for more news on the Plot and Casting.

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  7. MovieManiac

    I'm definitely there! I love Jackie Chan!

    2 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  8. ROFLitschristian

    In all fairness though, no one wants Rush Hour 4.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  9. Brizzy

    There we go. Jet Li and Jackie Chan, bring it!

    2 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  10. zeus

    This is good news, but in regards to the buddy movie, i rather wait for more information before i comment!

    2 years agoby @zeusFlag

  11. CUPID

    Awesome!

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  12. Rudy

    Too bad Clint Eastwood wont be in any expendables movie. At least give him a bad ass scene with a nod toward his dirty harry, man with no name film classics. Keifer Sutherland wouldn't be a bad actor to put in an expendibles movie either.

    2 years agoby @rudyFlag

  13. ChiRep_1

    Just asked my friend the other day why Jackie Chan wasn't in this yet, problem solved.

    2 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    JAJAJAJAJAAJAJAJAJA!!!!! Oh yes!

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  15. undeadslayer4

    awesome

    2 years agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  16. phatalphd

    Id love to see him body Jet Li and Van Damme on some Drunken Monk sh*t. That'd be insane

    2 years agoby @phatalphdFlag