(Reporter: What was the biggest challenge?) "Trying to make it funnier, not repeating ourselves, bigger action, giving the audience something more than they got in the first one - that's a challenge in itself."
ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE: Los Angeles - 19 January 2017
3. Wide of star reveal
4. Brett Ratner poses with Edward Norton, Dwayne Johnson, Brett Ratner, Eddie Murphy, Brian Grazer, Kevin Tsujihara, Chris Tucker and Russell Simmons
5. Dwayne Johnson, Eddie Murphy, Brett Ratner, Brian Grazer and Kevin Tsujihara
"As I stand here today, I cannot help but think of the boy that I was 35 years ago in Miami Beach who just loved movies, loved everything about them, couldn't get enough of them, wanted to know how, when, and why they were made. Before I am a filmmaker, I am a fan. A fan of movies and of this wonderful community that makes them. So for me, simply put, it really just doesn't get any better than this morning."
7. Various of Brett Ratner signing autographs
8. Brett Ratner kneels on star
ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE: Los Angeles, 16 September 2017
9. Various of Olivia Munn
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Olivia Munn, Actress:
"I mean, honestly, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would be in a movie with Jackie Chan. I mean, Jackie Chan is a legend. I've seen like almost every one of his movies. When I met in at Legoland the other day for press -- because this is an animated movie, so we don't need to see each other until the movie is finished -- and I was just so starstruck. Everybody is trying to get me to go do my work. And I was, 'I have to go meet Jackie Chan.' And it was so cool, because we got to bond over martial arts, because, you know, I did Taekwondo growing up. And we got to talk about it. He taught me a couple moves, which is pretty cool."
Six women including actress Olivia Munn have accused film director Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct in a Los Angeles Times report.
Munn alleged that while visiting the set of Ratner's "After the Sunset" in 2004, he masturbated in front of her in his trailer.
Munn described the incident, without naming Ratner, in a 2010 collection of essays.
The LA Times report describes other encounters where Ratner allegedly aggressively pursued actresses, sometimes following them into a bathroom.
An extra on "Rush Hour 2" named Eri Sasaki said Ratner suggested he would give her a line in the film if she slept with him.
Police weren't contacted about any of the incidents, nor did they result in financial settlements.
Representatives for Ratner didn't immediately respond to queries Wednesday.
Ratner is the latest Hollywood figure to be accused of sexual harassment in a scandal that began after The New York Times published an expose last month about decades of harassment allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein.