During the last 5 years, the Karate Child franchise has thrived because of Cobra Kai, the TV present that initially began out as a YouTube Purple/YouTube Premium providing, and has been unique to Netflix subscribers since Season 3. Nevertheless, keep in mind that in 2010, a remake/reboot of the unique Karate Child film was launched starring Jackie Chan, however we by no means adopted up on that nook of the franchise. Nicely, that’s now modified, because it’s been introduced that these two corners will come collectively within the upcoming Karate Child film, however what does this imply for Cobra Kai?
Let’s get what we all know for positive out of the way in which first. Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio are set to respectively reprise Mr. Han and Daniel LaRusso on this 2024 film launch from Sony Footage that has beforehand been described as “the return of the unique Karate Child franchise.” Jonathan Entwistle is directing the function, Rob Lieberman is writing the script and Karen Rosenfelt is producing. Chan and Macchio additionally bought collectively to announce a worldwide casting seek for who will play the younger title protagonist within the new Karate Child film, as seen under (extra particulars may be discovered on the Karate Child casting web site):
In order that’s the large secret behind this film: 2010’s The Karate Child resides in the identical universe as the unique movie collection somewhat than in a separate continuity. Now I can’t wait to see how Daniel reacts when he learns that Mr. Han’s coaching methods are awfully just like those utilized by his late grasp, Pat Morita’s Mr. Miyagi. Shortly after this new Karate Child film was introduced, Macchio stated he had no data to share in regards to the venture, and by the next November, he nonetheless had numerous questions on what this subsequent Karate Child chapter would entail. A 12 months later, now we all know he labored out a deal to star reverse Jackie Chan on this subsequent film, and in accordance with THR, their paths will cross as a part of the story chronicling a teen from China on the East Coast “who finds power and route through martial arts and a tricky however smart mentor.”
It’s good to have a clearer image about what to anticipate from the brand new Karate Child film, however what does all this imply for Cobra Kai? Nicely, within the time because the film was introduced, the Netflix present was renewed for Season 6, however this will even be the ultimate batch of episodes. So whether or not one other Karate Child film was occurring or not, the Cobra Kai saga was going to be wrapping up.
Nonetheless, I can’t assist however surprise if Cobra Kai’s closing episodes will in some way lay the groundwork for this cinematic story. If that’s the case, hopefully it’s not performed in too cliffhanger-y a approach, as little doubt the present’s followers would nonetheless stay Cobra Kai’s ending to really feel conclusive sufficient somewhat than merely as a tease for what’s coming to theaters. Moreover, are Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio the one acquainted Karate Child franchise faces who will seem on this film? Might folks like William Zabka, Jaden Smith and even Hilary Swank present up too?
It could be some time till these questions and extra are answered, however for now, simply keep in mind that the brand new Karate Child film opens on December 13, 2024, the identical date that The Lord of the Rings: The Warfare of Rohirrim comes out. You also needs to look over the whole lot we learn about Cobra Kai Season 6 up to now.