While all eyes were on Cobra Kai recent years, it looks like we might be in for another blast from the past with a new one Karate Kid film. With Season 5 of Cobra Kai recently hit Netlfix, and with the announcement of the film, Ralph Macchio, the original Karate Kid, explained what he knows about it.
The popular Netflix series has already brought back many key characters from the original series, including the Karate Kid himself Daniel LaRusso, played by Macchio, and his nemesis from the first film Johnny Lawrence, played by William Zabka. NEXT success of the show, this news Karate Kid the film was announcedbut Macchio doesn’t know much about it, as he explained EW:
The new film is set to hit theaters in the summer of 2024, but Sony has not announced a director or cast. Also the its creator Cobra KaiJon Hurwitz clarified that there is no connection between the new film and the Netflix show. Hurwitz said while he would love to do one Karate Kid movie, he knows nothing about the recently announced movie.
When the film was announced, the studio explained that it would bring the story back to “the original Karate Kid franchise,” which is a little confusing because the original Karate Kid knows nothing about it. Macchio said:
Although Ralph Macchio does not know about this new film, he has expressed interest in spin-off works within the Miyagi-verse. He discussed ideas such as origin stories for Mr. Miyagi and Cobra Kai as well as spin-offs for the younger characters. It seems that if the opportunity arises, Macchio would be down to be a part of the new one Karate Kid film.
What bugs me about this movie is that I’m not sure what else to cover in the original Karate Kid privilege. In Cobra Kai, we’ve seen the return of many, many characters from the original films. We got John Kreese back in season 2 and after the last season we saw the return of a major Karate Kid character as Terry Silver, Daniel’s arch nemesis from The Karate Kid III, Come back.
I’m very curious to see if this movie connects Cobra Kai story and characters, or if we will have something completely new. With the film just under two years away, I’m sure more information for those involved Karate KidHis return will be announced soon. In the meantime, you can watch its seasons 1 to 5 Cobra Kai with Netflix subscription.
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