Jackie Chan in Ong Bak 4?

Of all the flimsy posts I’ve written about in the past, this is by far the flimsiest, but I just can’t resist. I came across a rumour that Jackie Chan was being considered for Ong Bak 4, and after digging a little further I found that Sahamongkol Films’ head honcho Somsak Techaratanaprasert had indeed expressed an interest in making this a reality a few months back.

While the odds of something like this actually happening are slim, both Jackie Chan and Tony Jaa are great admirers of each others’ work. Jaa spent his childhood emulating Chan’s performances, and Chan requested that Jaa be cast in Rush Hour 3. That said, I’m torn on this idea. One of the things that I enjoyed about Ong Bak 2 was the fidelity to its vision. Jackie Chan is so popular that having him in a sequel could be distracting. On the other hand, I can see this kind of move being exactly the kind of thing that can force Chan into delivering the goods. Is this confrontation between the old school and the new just what action cinema needs, or would this dream project just reflect badly on all involved?

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  • Captain N

    What about Ong Bak 3?

  • Apparently chunks of Ong Bak 3 were shot during Ong Bak 2, so it’s already so far underway that having Jackie Chan involved isn’t likely.


    does tony jaa died? because the people in Zanzibar said he is died, is that true?

  • Claudia

    I think it would be sweet to see Tony jaa, Jet Lee and jackie Chan in a movie all together.. It will be fantastic

  • reyes

    Tony does die in Ong Bak 3 and his body gets destroyed by the torture he endured…..then hes resurrected and his body is mended and hes ready to kick ass….uncluding himself which he supposedly fights..i guess its an evil Tony against good Tony type shit….

  • Amaro Luna

    what is this movie exactly with this picture of jackie chan? is it really ong bak 4? or is it just a fake rumor?

  • RickSomchai

    There will be no Ong Bak 4 I seen Ong Bak 3 its over 3 leads right into the stort of the first the story is over
    Jaa will work with Jackie at some point they both want it but look up about Jaa and Donnie Yens plans they will be working together soon.

  • dylan

    o my god were is tony ja