Jackie Chan Retires To Travel The World
Hong Kong legend Jackie Chan has announced his retirement from death-defying stunts at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, stating that his upcoming movie Chinese Zodiac will be his last big action picture.
Done with bone-crunching artisanship for good, the 58-year-old plans to take better care of his body so he can keep working, but he failed to reassure fans by adding, “In the future I’ll still do Karate Kid 2, Rush Hour 4…”
Luckily, he won’t be re-uniting with Chris Tucker any time soon. Instead, Chan will grow old gracefully, once he’s searched the world for a set of mystic artefacts – 12 bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac. He claims it’s one of the most important films of his career, and we’re not surprised, seeing as he takes on the roles of action choreographer, writer, director and producer for the movie, having spent seven years preparing and one year shooting across ten cities in five countries.
A retirement well deserved it would seem (unless he already has, and it takes place on a cruise ship), but if it means we won’t have to endure another two hours of Carter and Lee rummaging for a crumb of chemistry for a while we should make the most of it. Riggs and Murtaugh are too old for it, and Chan isn’t going to win over any more fans or awards by cashing in on a fourth instalment, so maybe it’s time Jackie Chan fans across the world chipped in to buy a leaving gift for Mr Tucker?
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