- A New Karate Kid Movie in the Works with Returning Stars, Director, and Legacy

News - 22 November 2023

The 1980s were a golden age of cinema, and audiences continue to be drawn to the hits from that era. One such film that has stood the test of time is The Karate Kid, released in 1984. The film spawned several sequels, including the 2010 reboot starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, as well as the popular series Cobra Kai.

Now, fans can look forward to a new installment in the franchise, which will bring back some familiar faces.Sony Pictures has announced that a new Karate Kid film is in the works, following up on the success of the 2010 reboot. Jackie Chan will reprise his role, and joining him will be Ralph Macchio, who starred in the original films as well as in Cobra Kai.

Details about the plot of the new film have not been revealed, but it is clear that Jaden Smith will not be returning as his character Dre Parker. Instead, a new star will be taking on the role of a student being trained in the ways of karate by either Mr. Han or Daniel LaRusso.

The new film will be directed by Jonathan Entwistle, known for his work on the popular series "I'm Not Okay with This" and "The End of the F--ing World." Entwistle is also attached to a new Power Rangers film, showcasing his talent for bringing beloved franchises to the screen for a new generation of viewers. As casting decisions are still being made, fans are encouraged to stay tuned for updates on who will be taking on the lead role in the new Karate Kid film.

While the planned release date for the new film is December 13, 2024, it is likely that production delays may push back the premiere. As filming has not yet begun, it remains to be seen when audiences will be able to revisit the world of The Karate Kid on the big screen. In the meantime, speculation and anticipation continue to build among fans eager to see what new twists and turns the franchise will take with this latest installment.

Overall, the enduring legacy of The Karate Kid is a testament to the timeless appeal of its story of mentorship, friendship, and the power of perseverance. With a new film on the horizon, fans can look forward to reconnecting with beloved characters and exploring new adventures in the world of karate. Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming Karate Kid film as details continue to emerge.