Okay, before everyone starts attacking me, I should note this is probably old news. However, for one reason or the other, this old news has been given new life across the web today. According to a few different sources (mainly IMDB), veteran action star Jean-Claude Van Damme is rumored to be starring opposite Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker in Rush Hour 3. Supposedly, Van Damme admitted to a British TV show he was involved in a film along with Jackie Chan, though he did not say which one. This led everyone and their mother to assume it was the next Rush Hour film seeing as the Brett Ratner-helmed flick is Chan's next project.
If the rumor turns out true, Van Damme will most likely play the main villain in the film, a character by the name of Bruno Cavalier. Wait, let me get this straight: The boys will be off in France, fighting a Chinese Triad crew and the main bad guy has an Italian name? And that's not even the confusing part -- what I don't get is why someone who is not under the influence of drugs would give Chris Tucker $20 million to make this film when the guy has not acted in six years. What the hell is going on here? If anything, I'd be interested to see what a fight sequence between Jackie Chan and Jean-Claude Van Damme looks like. Sure, Van Damme may be a bit, um, old, but I'm certain he can still pack at least one good punch. Right?