Chan first raised the possibility of a Rush Hour 4 film last month (Jun15), when he revealed he was meeting with Tucker for dinner in Beverly Hills, California to discuss the idea, and now the funnyman has officially thrown his support behind the proposed project after recently visiting the martial arts master in China.

Tucker tells U.S. talk show The View, "We were talking about some stuff (for a sequel) so we're thinking about doing something like that."

He adds of his trip to China, "I went to Beijing with my son. My son is practising Mandarin in high school so he wanted to go to China... Jackie saw me and said, 'What you doing over here (sic)?'. I said, 'I've come to see you...! You're the only person I know over here!'"

Tucker and Chan's last buddy cop movie, Rush Hour 3, was released in 2007 and grossed $258 million (£161 million) at the global box office.