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Hilarious Phony 'Rush Hour 4' Billboard Reminds Us There's A 'Rush Hour 3'

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A hilarious billboard randomly popped up on Hollywood Boulevard advertising yet another Rush Hour sequel featuring Sean "Diddy" Combs, leading us to ponder many things. Such as, "There was a third Rush Hour movie?"On Instagram earlier this week, the rapper posted a photo of the Rush Hour 4: Face/Off 2 billboard situated right above the Rusty Mullet at Hollywood Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue. It was such a fly-by-night operation that, according to The Daily Beast, bartenders at the Mullet weren't even aware the billboard had sprung up.

The Daily Beast also says nobody at New Line Cinema, the studio behind the franchise starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, was aware of the billboard either. An actual Rush Hour 4 has been in development for years, though Chan has said he doesn't want to just any old Rush Hour 4. "I said, 'No, show me the script first. I don’t need another Rush Hour 4. You need Rush Hour 4,'" he said back in August.

"We're trying to get it going so we're developing something," said Chris Tucker.

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The other name sharing the billboard with Combs is Lee Byung-hun, a major star in South Korea that Americans might recognize from the G.I. Joe films and will be in the forthcoming Terminator Genisys. Korean pop culture website Soompi says Lee's agency confirmed that he filmed a portion of Rush Hour 4 but offered no further details. Amusingly, their names are inverted relative to their photos, hence the Face/Off 2 subtitle.

Could this be the seed for yet another video from Funny Or Die—who last collaborated with the rapper on Downton Diddy?

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