Of Cobra Kai introducing new generations of viewers to the karate kid universe, it’s no surprise that another cinematic episode is on the way.
Sony’s Columbia Pictures division announced Friday that it has launched a new karate kid film to hit theaters on June 7, 2024. Little is known about the production, which is simply described as “The Return of the Original” karate kid franchise.” No word yet on the on-screen talent, filming team, or plot details.
The original karate kid was released in 1984, starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue and William Zabka. Three sequels and a 2010 reboot starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan followed.
Everett Collection Ralph Macchio in ‘The Karate Kid’
In the meantime, Cobra Kai recently unveiled its fifth season on Netflix, again featuring Macchio and Zabka alongside new and returning stars.
In other planning news, audiences will have to wait a little longer to see the Spider-Man adjacent movies Kraven the hunter and Madame Web. With Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the titular Spidey villain, Kraven has been postponed to October 6, 2023, from January 13. Madame Webstarring Dakota Johnson, goes back to February 16, 2024, having previously taken the October date by Kraven.
The sci fi movie 65starring Adam Driver, has been moved one month to March 10, 2023, and the Chris Pratt-led animated film Garfield postponed three months to May 24, 2024. missingthe next part in Screen Gems’ To search franchise, is dated February 24, 2023. The movie stars Storm Reid and Nia Long.