Exciting news for Martial Arts enthusiasts! A new Karate Kid movie is on the way, and guess what? Jackie Chan and the original Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio, are returning for it! Fans are super happy about this announcement, and there’s already a lot of buzz with fans sharing their cool ideas and predictions. Check out the upcoming details!
The Karate Kid Cinematic Universe is growing, and here’s the thrilling part: Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio might team up in the newly revealed, yet-to-be-named movie. Reports say they’re bringing back their cherished characters for the next installment in the series. Macchio was the star of the original 1984 film in The Karate Kid franchise, while Chan played a role in the 2010 remake set in China, focusing on Kung Fu but keeping the classic title.
The Karate Kid series was originally planned as a set of four movies. It kicked off with The Karate Kid in 1984, followed by three sequels: The Karate Kid Part II (1986), The Karate Kid Part III (1989), and The Next Karate Kid (1994). In 2010, the Karate Kid Cinematic Universe expanded with a movie starring Jackie Chan. The upcoming film will be the sixth in the franchise. Meanwhile, the Netflix series Cobra Kai continues the story from the original four movies, picking up three decades later.
The official social media account of The Karate Kid movie, featuring Chan and Macchio, has officially confirmed that a new film in the beloved franchise is in the works. They shared an heartwarming video announcing the sixth part of the series and mentioned that they are giving a chance to new talents. Both actors revealed plans for a global casting search to find the next Karate Kid for the movie. Young actors were encouraged to submit their audition tapes to KarateKidCasting.com. The caption of the video said, “Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio are looking for the next Karate Kid to star in the new #KarateKidMovie. The global search starts now.”
After the video with Jackie and Ralph was shared on social media, numerous fans eagerly offered to take part in the movie, expressing their excitement in the comments.
One fan mentioned, “I might not be a kid anymore, but I’d be up for playing the Mexican ruthless antagonistic teacher.”
Another fan inquired about Jaden Smith, who starred in the 2010 film, and asked if his Karate Kid portrayal would be connected to the original. The comment read, “So is Jaden Smith’s Karate Kid Canon to the original?”
One person expressed their enthusiasm on X by saying, “As long as there’s no Jaden Smith and it’s a continuation of the Cobra Kai Verse, I’m excited about it. I actually like Jackie as the Kung Fu kid’s master.”
A fourth individual shared their thoughts, stating, “Okay, you have our attention! Color me intrigued.”
Another user appreciated the announcement of a casting site, saying, “I like that they announced a casting site to find the next Karate Kid; nowadays not a lot of movies will post about looking for new actors or just in general looking for people to audition for movies; whoever gets the role, good luck!”
Directed by Jonathan Entwistle, the upcoming film will take place on the East Coast and center around a Chinese teenager who uncovers his strength through martial arts with the help of a skilled mentor. Filming is set to begin next spring, and the movie is aiming for a release date of December 13, 2024.
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