UPDATE: The release date for Karate Kid has been pushed back from December 13, 2024 to May 30, 2025.

SOURCE: Deadline

UPDATE: Ming-Na Wen (The Book of Boba Fett) is set to join the cast of the new Karate Kid! Details of Wen’s role has not been revealed.

Sadie Stanley (Cruel Summer) has also been casted as the daughter of Joshua Jackson’s character and the romantic lead opposite Ben Wang.


UPDATE: The Mighty Ducks (1992) star Joshua Jackson (Fatal Attraction) has joined the cast of The Karate Kid. Details about his role has not been revealed.


UPDATE: American Born Chinese star Ben Wang has officially been cast as the star of The Karate Kid!

UPDATE: The Karate Kid cinematic universe is set to collide as it is officially confirmed that Jackie Chan and original franchise star Ralph Macchio are teaming up in the new Karate Kid movie!

A global search is now underway for the title character.

The new film takes the story to the East Coast and follows a teen from China who finds strength and direction via martial arts and a tough but wise mentor.


UPDATE: Sony Pictures announced that the release date for the new Karate Kid movie has been pushed back from June 7, 2024 to December 13, 2024.

SOURCE: Collider

UPDATE: According to DiscussingFilm, martial arts legend Jackie Chan (Ride On) is in talks to return for the new Karate Kid movie. It is expected that Chan would be reprising his role as Mr. Han from 2010’s The Karate Kid. The new film will be directed by Jonathan Entwistle (I Am Not Okay With This).

Stay tuned for confirmation.

SOURCE: DiscussingFilm

Sony Pictures has greenlit a new Karate Kid movie that “would return to the original Karate Kid franchise”. However, for those hoping this project is a continuation of the highly popular Netflix series Cobra Kai, you will be disappointed.

According to one of the creators of Cobra Kai, Jon Hurwitz, the new film has no connection to the series and the creators are not involved.

It seems like Sony wants the Karate Kid franchise to continue across different platforms, on both televisions with Cobra Kai and the big screen in a new film series.

The new film is scheduled to hit theaters on June 7, 2024

SOURCE: Jon Hurwitz Twitter




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