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The Karate Kid will have a new movie in 2024 • ENTER.CO

Now that we’re in high spirits for Karate courtesy of the most recent season of Cobra Kai, it looks like Sony has revealed its plans for a new installment in the franchise. This week the studio revealed its movie schedule for the next two years and, what a surprise, among the selection is a new The Karate Kid film, dated for 2024.

The details of this new film are almost non-existent, apart from the title being Karate Kid, hinting that they have no plans to continue with the remake starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith.

It’s no surprise that Sony wants to take advantage of its rights to the franchise. The Netflix series has proven to be a hit, bringing fans a mix of nostalgia with teen drama. In its fifth season, the show continues to bring new characters from the franchise’s past. That said, you’d be surprised if the film used either of Cobra Kai’s two lead actors, Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso) or William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence).

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The original Karate Kid trilogy is considered one of the best films of the 1980s. The first film immortalized the flying kick and incidentally the character of Pat Morita as Miyagi Sensei (Morita, in fact, received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor).

Unfortunately, attempts to revive the franchise on the big screen have been less successful. A reboot was attempted in 1994 with The Next Karate Kid, starring Hilary Swank. Then in 2010 an attempt was made to tell the original story again, this time changing the formula with an American émigré living in China and learning Kung Fu (yes, the Karate Kid is not taught karate in this film… for reasons we cannot explain). .

In addition to this announcement, Sony also announced that the Kraven the Hunter movie is moving to October 6, 2023, as well as the Madame Web movie, which will now be released on February 16, 2024.

Images: Sony Pictures

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