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If he doesn’t regret it at some point — or maybe even now: Sure, Jackie Chan has achieved pretty much everything there is to achieve in the course of his career. He went on to become Hong Kong’s biggest action star, one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood and also received an honorary Oscar in 2017. And yet: Especially in view of his last films, which have little in common with Chan’s cult classics, both the 68-year-old and his many fans deserve a highlight again. That’s exactly what a film that is currently running in cinemas with great success should have given him.
Jackie Chan was originally slated to star in Everything Everywhere All At Once . The makers Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan wrote them especially for the martial arts superstar. The plan was to have the story revolve around him/the husband, while the eventual lead actress, Michelle Yeoh , would play his wife. In fact, the filmmakers known as Daniels even visited Chan in China for this, as Chan has now told Yeoh privately. However, he simply had no time to become part of their project, which ultimately led to a rethinking of Scheinert and Kwan: They decided to shift Yeoh’s role to the center of the story — and without further ado demoted the male part (now played by » Indiana Jones 2″ star Ke Huy Quan ) on second fiddle.
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By the way, it wouldn’t have been the first time that Yeoh and Chan had stood in front of the camera or the microphone together. Among other things, they shot «Powerman 2», «Police Story III», «Karate Kid» and «Kung Fu Panda 2» together. «Everything Everywhere All At Once» would undoubtedly have been a unique opportunity for the two of them to immortalize themselves as a duo on the international cinema stage. But no matter: Even so, the multiverse adventure is considered by many film fans to be the film that you have to see in 2022.
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