The Karate Child franchise has discovered its new star: Actor Ben Wang.
Wang will star in a brand new Karate Child film which is due in theaters later this yr. He’ll seem with at the least two of the earlier stars of the franchise: Ralph Macchio, who was the sequence’ unique title character, Daniel La Russo, and Jackie Chan, who appeared in what beforehand gave the impression to be a reboot of The Karate Child from 2010. In that movie he performed Mr. Han, who was basically the up to date movie’s model of Mr. Miyagi.
The information was revealed in an article in The Hollywood Reporter. They wrote…
In response to studio insiders, Wang delivered a standout audition that demonstrated his deep connection to the character. It additionally helped that he’s fluent in Mandarin and extremely expert throughout many types of martial arts, together with karate, wing chun/kung fu, gumdo, kempo and taekwondo.
Wang has beforehand been seen because the star of the Disney+ sequence American Born Chinese language. He additionally seems within the new musical model of Imply Ladies.
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Sony confirmed the information, posting the THR article on their Fb web page and writing “Welcome to The Karate Child household, Ben!”
It’s not clear but how Daniel La Russo and Mr. Han will seem collectively on this movie — or what any of this movie has to do with Cobra Kai, the continued sequel TV sequence to The Karate Child on Netflix. The creators of that present should not concerned creatively with this new Karate Child film, regardless of the presence of Macchio in each. The brand new movie is directed by Jonathan Entwistle.
The Karate Child is scheduled to open in theaters on December 13, 2024.
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