On 16 May 2023, Sony Pictures launched its casting call for a “major motion picture with […] Jackie Chan”. Shooting was scheduled for September to December 2023. Then came the WAG and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Then, on 21 November 2023, Sony Pictures really set the global internet lines ablaze.
It should come as no surprise that Jackie Chan is not the real name of the famous Hong Kong film star. Even Jackie was shocked by the truth about his name and his origins when his father revealed a truth to him in the late 1990s that affected many Chinese of their time.