Jon Hurwitz, the co-creator of Netflix’s extremely popular “The Karate Kid” direct sequel series “Cobra Kai,” has spoken about the just announced new “The Karate Kid” film from Sony Pictures.
All that’s known about the film, aside from its June 7th 2024 release date, is that it is a “return of the original ‘Karate Kid’ franchise” as opposed to the 2010 reboot or an all-new remake.
Taking to Twitter to answer questions as to how this might tie into “Cobra Kai,” Hurwitz revealed that it doesn’t:
“The guys and I would love to make Karate Kid and Cobra Kai movies and hope to someday. But this one isn’t from us or focused on the Cobra Kai cast. Don’t know much about it, but wish it well.”
As of now, there are no stars or directors attached to the film, with the comments suggesting original trilogy actors and “Cobra Kai” stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are also not involved.
There has been speculation online that the film could serve as a period prequel showcasing the early days of the late Pat Mortia’s famed karate master character Mr. Miyagi, but that’s not been confirmed.
The fifth season of “Cobra Kai” recently launched on Netflix, and there has been no official announcement in regards to a sixth as yet.
The guys and I would love to make Karate Kid and Cobra Kai movies and hope to someday. But this one isn’t from us or focused on the Cobra Kai cast. Don’t know much about it, but wish it well. #KarateKid #CobraKai https://t.co/pd2aYYAF0A
— Jon Hurwitz (@jonhurwitz) September 17, 2022