“Milk the cow!” I mean, “Sweep the leg!”
Sony Pictures has announced that a new Karate Kid film is in development, for release in 2024. No stars or directors are attached to the film at this time. However, unfortunately for Cobra Kai fans, the film will not be connected to the popular legacy sequel series that is currently streaming on Netflix.
Jon Hurwitz, co-creator of Cobra Kai, has stated that the untitled sixth Karate Kid film will not feature any characters from the Netflix series. “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,” Hurwitz tweeted.
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
Basically, Sony saw how successful Cobra Kai was becoming and decided to jump on that cash cow while the going was good. Oh, Sony, never change. (But seriously, change.)
The untitled sixth Karate Kid film is scheduled to open in theaters on June 7, 2024.
Are you at all excited for The Karate Kid 6 if it’s unconnected to Cobra Kai?