Will Jackie Chan Face Van Damme in "Rush Hour 3?"

According to internet rumors, Brett Ratner might be on his way to assembling that dream cast for "Rush Hour 3," as the Muscles from Brussels himself -- Jean-Claude Van Damme -- has reportedly revived speculation of his involvement in the Jackie Chan-Chris Tucker screen reunion.

Rumor of Van Damme's involvement in the third "Rush Hour" flick has been floating around for a few months now, as even IMDB has had him penciled in to possibly play a character called Bruno Cavalier in the Ratner project. Yesterday an AICN posting reported that Van Damme had appeared on British TV confirming the role to some degree, although official confirmation has yet to come.



What's that? Jean-Claude's joining "Rush Hour 3?"


The AICN rumor also reports that the plot of "Rush Hour 3" will see stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker battling the Triads again -- in Paris. It also, strangely, claims that Michael Richards -- yes, Kramer from "Seinfeld" -- will have a role in the pic.

So far, the "Rush Hour 3" production has definitely inked returner Roselyn Sanchez to reprise her role as Isabella Molina, although the early word is that her role this time around will be significantly smaller.

Ratner announced his dream cast a few months back, and it's one helluva lineup: Gong Li, Aishwarya Rai, Tony Jaa, and Houston Rocket Yao Ming (in a bizarre recreation of the Bruce Lee-Kareem Abdul Jabbar match up, with Chris Tucker fighting the 7'6" center)...making the thought of Van Damme coming out of direct-to-video retirement a bit less of a stretch.



Gong Li, Aishwarya Rai, Tony Jaa, Yao Ming...dream on Ratner, dream on...


And while we're on the subject of "Rush Hour 3" casting rumors, let's not forget Van Damme's fellow action star, Steven Seagal. Seagal has repeatedly voiced his interest in playing opposite real-life buddy Jackie Chan, and was supposedly up for the villain role now supposedly nabbed by Van Damme.

But timing may be the problem for Seagal's "Rush Hour 3" aspiration; production on the pic begins in mid-August, leaving little time for Seagal to shoot before he kicks off his European "Mojo Priest" blues tour in September...get your tickets now!



Steven Seagal, ten movies ago in "Half Past Dead."

Comments

hellhole

Ken Alleman

Aye em goenk to keek Jecki Chan's azz SO HORT...!

Jul 6 - 04:30 PM

KwazyWabbit

Chad Pourciau

Your spelling has to be the worst I have seen on this site ever. I laughed so hard when I saw this.

Jul 6 - 04:41 PM

hellhole

Ken Alleman

And I laughed so hard when I saw your post, because never before have I seen such a transparent joke fly so high over somebody's head.

Jul 6 - 06:50 PM

KwazyWabbit

Chad Pourciau

Oh ok, I get it now. I thought you where just one of thoose stupid people who mispell every word. I get the joke now. Sorry for what I said man.

Jul 6 - 08:04 PM

Horstradamus

Marius Horst

[b]Nice[/b]
Props for the great Van Damme impersonation. It's funny that he never was able to improve his English in the past 20 years over 40 or so films... not that anyone really cared about his English.

Jul 6 - 08:05 PM

KwazyWabbit

Chad Pourciau

Your spelling has to be the worst I have seen on this site ever. I laughed so hard when I saw this.

Jul 6 - 04:41 PM

hellhole

Ken Alleman

And I laughed so hard when I saw your post, because never before have I seen such a transparent joke fly so high over somebody's head.

Jul 6 - 06:50 PM

KwazyWabbit

Chad Pourciau

Oh ok, I get it now. I thought you where just one of thoose stupid people who mispell every word. I get the joke now. Sorry for what I said man.

Jul 6 - 08:04 PM

hellhole

Ken Alleman

And I laughed so hard when I saw your post, because never before have I seen such a transparent joke fly so high over somebody's head.

Jul 6 - 06:50 PM

KwazyWabbit

Chad Pourciau

Oh ok, I get it now. I thought you where just one of thoose stupid people who mispell every word. I get the joke now. Sorry for what I said man.

Jul 6 - 08:04 PM

lavatory love machine

juan carlos petruchi

tony jaa is going to mop the floor with chan and van damme together

Jul 6 - 07:44 PM

KwazyWabbit

Chad Pourciau

Oh ok, I get it now. I thought you where just one of thoose stupid people who mispell every word. I get the joke now. Sorry for what I said man.

Jul 6 - 08:04 PM

Horstradamus

Marius Horst

[b]Nice[/b]
Props for the great Van Damme impersonation. It's funny that he never was able to improve his English in the past 20 years over 40 or so films... not that anyone really cared about his English.

Jul 6 - 08:05 PM

fatmc

conrad sanchez

[b]van damme[/b]
in france he's considered a retard with all his philosophies!He appears on TV every now and then talking about nothing really...

Jul 7 - 03:02 AM

Cozy

Hugh Jackman

Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Tony Jaa, Van Damme/Steven Seagal, Michael Richards and Yao Ming...... This might actually turn out to be a good comedy is Ratner can grow up.

Jul 7 - 10:36 AM

Marshallmaddnes

Marshallmaddnes keith

Ratner's Best Idea Yet...Still Wont See It Though

Jul 7 - 03:26 PM

Reel 2/Dialogue 2

Jar Jar Binks

The only way to top this ridiculously ambitious sequel is to have Steve Zaillian write the fourth movie.

PS: Good one, hellhole. Spot on accent! :D

Jul 8 - 01:18 AM

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