10 Jackie Chan Sequels We Still Want To See, Including Rush Hour 4
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10 Jackie Chan Sequels We Still Want To See, Including Rush Hour 4


  • Chan’s commitment to performing dangerous stunts at his age showcases his dedication to his craft.
  • While some of Chan’s work lacked necessary sequels, his movies still offer authenticity and engaging storytelling.
  • Chan’s involvement in multiple franchises highlights his diverse acting capabilities, from action to comedy and drama.



Jackie Chan‘s legendary career has seen the action icon star in over 100 movies, but even with the majority of them working well as standalone projects, some movies in Chan’s filmography need sequels. Chan is known for performing his own stunts, with Project A being responsible for the actor taking on such an endeavor, and because of his commitment to fulfilling the demanding work himself, Chan’s movies offer an undeniable authenticity for audiences to engage with. However, Chan has also demonstrated solid dramatic and comedic acting chops, which have resulted in the actor having multiple franchises under his belt.

Even though there were some stunts that nearly killed Chan, his desire to continue doing them despite his older age speaks volumes to his commitment to his craft. Even though Chan has worked hard to cultivate his reputation as one of the most daring actors in the entertainment industry, some of his work that should have had one or two sequels feature minimal stunts at best. Nevertheless, Chan has still demonstrated an uncanny commitment to replicating danger realistically on the screen. From Chan’s more dangerous Hong Kong work to his comedy-focused work overseas, many of his movies deserve sequels.


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10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem 2

A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem sequel is slated for a 2026 release.

Chan starred in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem as Master Splinter, and his contributions led to Paramount Pictures swiftly signing off on a sequel to the animated picture. Chan excelled as the wise, kung fu rat as the movie’s interpretation of the character hearkened back to some of Chan’s earlier Hong Kong work. Furthermore, his experience voicing other characters in Mulan, the Kung Fu Panda franchise, and The Lego Ninjago Movie undoubtedly helped him with the role. Although Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem 2 is in development, it won’t see a theatrical release until the Fall of 2026.

9 The Karate Kid 2

The SAG-AFTRA strike pushed the release date from June 7, 2024, to December 13, 2024.

Mr. Han (Jackie Chan) holding his hands up in The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid‘s success and modern updates helped breathe new life into the long-running franchise. The Karate Kid 2 will be the sixth film in the franchise, and the return of Ralph Macchio along with the recent success of Cobra Kai suggests the new martial arts drama will be another successful entry in the franchise. Although the SAG-AFTRA strike caused a delay in The Karate Kid 2‘s release from June 7, 2024, to December 13, 2024, Chan and Macchio teaming up on screen still could be one of the best onscreen duos in recent memory.

The Karate Kid (2010)

The Karate Kid is a 2010 remake of the original martial arts drama film released in 1984. Directed by Harald Zwart, this new telling follows young Dre Parker who after a big move with his mother from Detroit, Michigan to Beijing, China, finds difficulty fitting in and manages to get caught in a bullies’ crosshairs. Dre is saved by the mysterious maintenance worker named Mr. Han, who teaches him Kung Fu in order to defend himself.

Harald Zwart

Release Date
June 11, 2010

Columbia Pictures , China Film Group , Overbrook Entertainment , JW Productions

140 Minutes

8 A Legend

A Legend is the sequel to Chan’s 2005 movie, The Myth.

Jackie Chan as General Meng Yi / Jack in a scene from The Myth.

The Myth sees Chan as an archaeologist named Jack, the reincarnation of a Qing dynasty general named Meng Yi, who embarks on a quest to discover his true heritage. Followed by 2017’s Kung Fu Yoga, The Myth would go on to become one of Chan’s most commercially successful works in Hong Kong. Per The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel to The Myth titled, A Legend, will once again see Chan team up with The Myth and Kung Fu Yoga director Stanley Tong to unearth even greater mysteries about Jack’s former life as General Meng Yi.

7 The Foreigner 2

The Foreigner 2 could see Chan once again taking on members of a UK-based threat.

Jackie Chan in The Foreigner pic

The Foreigner centered around Chan’s former Vietnam veteran, Quan Ngoc Minh, as he exacts bloody revenge against members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) for murdering his daughter in an act of terrorism. Featuring Chan and Pierce Brosnan on screen for the first time, as well as direction from James Bond director Martin Campbell, The Foreigner blends Chan’s do-or-die theatrics with the clever writing the 007 movies are known for, which results in one of Chan’s more underrated works. While The Foreigner 2 isn’t in development, a sequel could see Chan take on yet another Bond actor.

The Foreigner

Martin Campbell

Release Date
October 13, 2017

6 New Police Story 2

New Police Story 2 was announced in March 2023.

Jackie Chan as Chief Inspector Chan Kwok-wing aims a handgun in New Police Story.

2004’s New Police Story served as the first reboot of Chan’s acclaimed Police Story franchise, and along with modern filmmaking techniques and actors, tackled issues relating to mid-2000s politics in Hong Kong while also featuring more of Chan’s iconic stunt work. With the announcement of a sequel to New Police Story titled, New Police Story 2, Chan will not only star, but also produce the still developing sequel to his acclaimed reboot. Featuring the talents of beloved actors Andy Lau and Tony Leung, New Police Story 2 will reunite all three acting legends on screen.


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5 Shanghai Knights sequel

A planned sequel to Shanghai Knights, titled Shanghai Dawn, would see Chan and Owen Wilson in China.

Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson in Shanghai Knights movie image

A third Shanghai Noon movie titled, Shanghai Dawn, would see Chan and Owen Wilson reunite once again to help protect the vulnerable in the American West during the 19th century. Shanghai Dawn would focus more of the action on pre-20th century China in an effort to show the nation’s advances in technology, medicine, etc. similar to how the previous two movies did for the United States. However, with no recent updates and both Chan and Wilson already busy with multiple projects, it remains to be seen whether the duo will sattle up again anytime soon.

4 Project A Part III

Project A Part III can reunite Chan with the first Project A’s Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao.

Jackie Chan as Sergeant Dragon Ma, Sammo Hung as Zhuo Yifei aka Fats, and Yuen Biao as Inspector Hong Tin-Tzu hold rapiers in Project A.

Project A sees the combined efforts of Chan and his two good friends and frequent collaborators, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, combating corrupt military forces all while coping with the turn of the 20th century. Directed by Chan himself, Project A would go on to become a critical and commercial success in Hong Kong, which created a demand for a sequel. However, the absence of Hung and Biao hurt the sequel, Project A Part II, so a third entry would be the perfect way to redeem the second movie by including all three actors.

3 Supercop 2

Everything Everywhere All At Once demonstrates that Michelle Yeoh could still hold her own alongside Chan.

Supercop sees Chan reprise his role as Hong Kong Inspector “Kevin” Chan Ka-Kui alongside the legendary Michelle Yeoh as his girlfriend May. Although Yeoh nearly died performing one of Supercop‘s stunts, her commitment to demonstrating her abilities paid off, as May is arguably the best aspect of the movie. Additionally, Yeoh’s work in the A24 film, Everything Everywhere All At Once, not only displayed to American audiences that Yeoh is just as sharp as ever despite her age, but it also validated her returning to the high-flying theatrics that would no doubt be in Supercop 2 should it ever happen.

2 Drunken Master 3

Drunken Master 3 could see Chan’s Wong Fei-hung as the new master.

The excellently choreographed fights and stunts, distinct characters, and sweeping score contribute to Drunken Master‘s reputation as one of the best martial arts movies ever made. Along with Chan’s signature comedy-action blend, the first entry in the franchise is notable for introducing the drunken boxing style of kung fu to audiences. In 1994’s The Legend of the Drunken Master, Chan would once again demonstrate his fluidity and mastery of his craft as an older and even more dangerous version of his Wong Fei-hung character from the first movie.

A third entry in the Drunken Master franchise would be the perfect way to reintroduce the aesthetically pleasing martial art to audiences while also reinforcing Chan’s unmatched sense of humor. Moreover, a third Drunken Master movie makes sense because it would be an even better opportunity to show Wong’s maturity as a martial artist via taking in a student of his own. Drunken Master depicted Wong learning the martial art, The Legend of the Drunken Master showed him perfecting it, and a proposed third movie could show Wong passing it along to a new generation of martial artists.

1 Rush Hour 4

Chan confirmed a fourth Rush Hour’s development as recently as December 2022.

Despite Chris Tucker teasing Rush Hour 4 for years, there has yet to be an official update on the sequel to the beloved buddy cop action movie franchise. Known globally for Tucker’s motor-mouthed humor matching wits with Chan’s fists of fury, the Rush Hour franchise significantly impacted the buddy cop genre by taking two actors/characters from opposite ends of the world and playing to their greatest strengths to glorious effect. With three successful entries in the franchise, Rush Hour 4 could continue the trend that the first movie started, all while improving Jackie Chan‘s already legendary legacy.

Rush Hour

Rush Hour is an action/adventure comedy that stars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. When the F.B.I. becomes agitated over dedicated Hong Kong Inspector (Lee) being sent to Los Angeles to rescue the Chinese Consul’s kidnapped daughter, he is forced to team up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D.detective (Tucker) to keep him front interfering. Despite the differences between the two, they’ll put them aside to prove themselves and save the girl while finding themselves caught in a notorious crime lord’s crosshairs. 

Brett Ratner

Release Date
September 18, 1998

New Line Cinema

98 minutes


Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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