UPDATE: The initial reports were clarified by the stunt master himself via Facebook and Den of Geek. Jackie Chan will NOT be retiring from action cinema at all. Check out the source links above for more on the story.
Here's the original article posted:
Many of you may know him as Drunken Master or the cop Lee from the Rush Hour movies, but regardless of how you've heard of him, Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan is a legend and icon. However, the man known for blending his martial arts prowess with his stuntman training and comedic antics has finally decided to put down the fighting gloves for good, announcing his retirement to the world during the Cannes Film Festival. His last film that he also directed, "Chinese Zodiac", will be the final film where he will be billed as an action star. Chan hopes to work on his acting muscles instead, and the 58-year old actor looks forward to taking it easy and resting well from the action and fighting spotlight.
*Originally posted by Timzster in The Crusader's Realm