A Brand New Karate Kid Movie Is Coming in 2024
Cobra Kai has proved to be one of Netflix’s most consistently successful series of all time.
The series, which just released its fifth season on Netflix, is a spin-off sequel series of the original 1984 movie The Karate Kid. The success and love Cobra Kai has found with viewers has now led to an exciting announcement for all Cobra Kai fans–a new Karate Kid movie is in the works.
The movie has been officially announced by Sony Columbia Pictures and has a release date set for June 7, 2024. However, that’s as far as it goes when it comes to information about the new Karate Kid movie as of yet. No stars, directors or writers have been announced and there are no plot details at this time of writing. The only thing we know is that it is a return to the original Karate Kid franchise.
So far, there have been five Karate Kid movies, with the first released in 1984 with Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi. This was followed by 1986’s The Karate Kid Part II and 1989’s The Karate Kid Part III. A fourth movie in the series, The New Karate Kid, was released in 1994. Then, in 2010, a remake of the first movie was made with Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan in the lead roles.
Cobra Kai started out as a YouTube Red original series in 2018 before switching to YouTube Premium in 2019 and, finally, making the jump to streaming service Netflix for its third season in 2021. It has remained with Netflix ever since and is one of their most-watched shows.
The series is set 34 years after William Zabka’s Johnny Lawrence defeated Ralph Macchio’s Daniel LaRusso in the original The Karate Kid movie. The show follows a middle-aged Johnny reopening the Cobra Kai karate dojo, reigniting his rivalry with Daniel.
Season 5 ended on a cliffhanger, but there has been no official word on a sixth season of Cobra Kai as of yet.
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