It seems as though the world of The Karate Kid just got a whole lot bigger, with a global casting call announced for the epomomous hero in a film that will unite series stars Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio.
The Karate Kid franchise is more popular now than it has been since the original film came out back in 1984 thanks to its spin-off Cobra Kai. Which, of course, means a new installment is in store just in time for the film’s 40th anniversary. Both Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio are expected to reprise thir roles, with a video announcing a global casting call for the brand new Karate Kid to star alongside them:
Despite confirming the return of the franchises biggest stars in Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio, plot details on this The Karate Kid sequel are being kept tightly under wraps. However, it’s likely the details will release soon, as Sony Pictures is eyeing a December 13, 2024 release date for the upcoming film. It’s currently unclear if any other actors from the franchise will reprise their roles.
What could this new Karate Kid be about?
Sony announced that this new film set for a 2024 release would be “the return to the original Karate Kid franchise.” However, Jon Hurwitz’s comments here will certainly disappoint some fans hoping to see the characters depicted in Cobra Kai involved in this new big screen version. It seems unlikely that we will see a follow-up to the 2010 remake which starred Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, and this new film could still be set in that same continuity of the original film series.
Here is the synopsis for the fifth season of The Karate Kid sequel series, Cobra Kai:
Following the shocking results of the All Valley Tournament, Sensei Terry Silver is expanding the Cobra Kai empire and trying to make his “No Mercy” style of karate the only game in town. With Kreese behind bars and Johnny Lawrence setting karate aside to focus on repairing the damage he’s caused, Daniel LaRusso must call on an old friend for help.
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