So, I’ve been without internet for a few days (as some of you may know) and I was a little shocked to find out that Jackie had announced his retirement from action films a few days ago. I had written an article based on how I felt about the situation, only to discover that things had changed once more.
On Jackie’s official website, he clearly states that he intends to keep making action films. Really, read it for yourself:
Hello All My friends and fans,
Yesterday in my press conference in Cannes for Chinese 12 Zodiac I said that this movie was my last big action movie.
Today I was shocked when I woke up to read all the news coverage that I was retiring from doing Action movies.
I just want to let everyone know that I am not retiring from doing action movies. What I meant to say is that I need to do less of the life risking stunts on my movies. After all these years of doing so many stunts and breaking so many bones, I need to take better care of my body so I can keep working.
I will continue to do international action movies.
And I will keep improving my English
I love all of you!
So, there you have it. No need to pull out the tissues and weep just yet. While I know that the day is approaching when Jackie can’t do action anymore, maybe this gives us a little hope that he won’t jump straight into drama, but transition smoothly over into dramatic acting. He’s been sneaking it in with New Police Story and the Karate Kid (and the Shinjuku Incident too) so it’s not like I can’t see it coming.
Now, I can fully focus my attention on Chinese Zodiac. Hopefully you guys have been following the news on the film, but a poster was revealed at Cannes. (Thanks to EvilDollaR for posting this earlier in the week!)
And, just to add to your excitement even more, here is the most recent trailer for the Chinese Zodiac:
Jackie’s definitely still got it, and I really can’t wait to see this movie. It’s going to be amazing!