As Cobra Kai is prepping for its sixth and final season, Sony is also working on a new The Karate Kid film that is set for release in theaters next year. However, the details regarding the new project still remain under wraps at the moment.
A lot of fans have been wondering whether the new film will have any connection to the Miyagi-verse, follow up on the 2010 reboot, or it will be another remake with new characters. Now, it looks like we have the answer.
A report from Discussing Film claimed that Jackie Chan, who starred in the 2010 reboot, is currently in talks to reprise his role as Mr. Han in the new Karate Kid movie.
Jonathan Entwistle, who directed and executive produced the hit Netflix series The End of the F***ing World, is helming the new film. There is also no date yet regarding its production start as the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike is halting any writing work at the moment.
It remains unconfirmed yet whether Jaden Smith, who co-starred with Chan in the 2010 reboot, or any other cast members will also return to the new film or Mr. Han will be mentoring a new student instead.
The 2010 reboot is not considered to be part of the Miyagi-verse so it is very unlikely that it will have any connection to the original films or Cobra Kai if they do push through with the idea of bringing back Chan's Mr. Han.
Given that the information has still not been confirmed yet by Sony and the development of the film is still in earlier stages, we might be hearing more definitive updates in the coming weeks or months.
The new Karate Kid movie is currently slated for release n theaters on June 7, 2024. The first five seasons of Cobra Kai are available to stream on Netflix.