“Cobra Kai” creator Jon Hurwitz has been bombarded with questions on Twitter ever since news of the “Karate Kid” movie broke, and he finally responded with a disappointing revelation:
My friends and I really enjoyed making Karate Kid and Cobra Kai movies and hope to do so one day. But this is not ours or focuses on the Cobra Kai cast. Don’t know much about it, but wish it well. #karate boy #CobraKai
– Jon Hurwitz (@jonhurwitz) September 17, 2022
Rumor has it (unconfirmed, so take it as salt) that the new film’s plot involves a new Miyagi-style character teaching a pizzeria owner how to defend himself with martial arts, this, if proven, would sound as far-fetched as possible. from “the return of the original ‘Karate Kid’ series.” It sounds like a straight-up remake to me, and if it continues this will be the second time “Karate Kid” has been remade. We can’t forget the weird 2010 Jaden Smith/Jackie Chan remake, even if we tried so hard.
On the one hand, it’s understandable why making a movie that jumps off “Cobra Kai” is hard to sell. That’s a lot of seasons that require people to watch to follow along, but then again who is the audience for the “Karate Kid” sequel/reboot on the big screen? It’s certain that the same audience that watched “Cobra Kai,” season by season, delivered everything that Sony’s press release promised.
This whole thing smells weird. Until we see some solid concluding attachments or a creative team, we will remain skeptical of this whole business.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1015836/the-new-karate-kid-movie-wont-be-connected-to-cobra-kai/ New Karate Kid Movie Won’t Be Connected With Cobra Kai