Ralph Macchio and Jackie Chan to Star in Next ‘Karate Kid’ Movie

Ralph Macchio and Jackie Chan to Star in Next ‘Karate Kid’ Movie

Apparently The Karate Child exists in a cinematic universe unto itself, and now totally different Karate Child franchises are combining like The Avengers for bullied youths who uncover self-assurance and energy by karate and/of kung fu. What a world.

Sony introduced right now that they’re now within the strategy of creating a brand new Karate Child film. This one will mix stars from each the unique franchise from the Nineteen Eighties (which has now morphed into the Cobra Kai present of the 2020s) and the Karate Child reboot of 2010. From the unique movies, the unique karate child himself Ralph Macchio will star — alongside Jackie Chan, who performed the position of Mr. Han, the Miyagi-esque determine who teaches that film’s child (Jaden Smith) preventing methods.

As for the title character within the new film, Sony goes to have a world casting seek for their new star. You may watch Chan and Macchio discuss that within the video under:

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The press launch from Sony says Chan and Macchio are “set to reprise their iconic characters in Sony Footage’ new Karate Child, which is able to deliver them collectively to proceed the mythology of the unique franchise.” All different particulars are “being stored beneath wraps”; how this connects to Cobra Kai, which remains to be wrapping up its run on Netflix, and whether or not different characters from that present will seem on this film was not revealed. (It additionally doesn’t point out if Jaden Smith may pop up as nicely.)

The creators of Cobra Kai — Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg — weren’t talked about on this new movie’s press launch. It says that Rob Lieber wrote the screenplay and Jonathan Entwistle (TK) is directing the movie.

The brand new Karate Child is scheduled to open in theaters on December 13, 2024. Cobra Kai remains to be set to return for a sixth and ultimate season on Netflix, however no launch date has been set but.

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