Some might have already forgotten that the 2024 film launch schedule does certainly have a brand new Karate Kid movie slated to be launched. While that image is not slated to be launched till December, the merging of Ralph Macchio and Jackie Chan’s storylines in Sony’s famed cinematic IP has been watched with nice curiosity. And now this mysterious venture has landed what it wanted most: our subsequent Karate Kid; which I’m now hyped about, due to the casting of a promising Disney vet.
According to reporting coming from THR, actor Ben Wang will probably be enjoying our unnamed thriller lead within the newest Karate Kid continuation. Wang was lately seen within the Disney+ sequence American Born Chinese, and along with having that credit score on his resume, the younger man apparently wowed the powers that be with an incredible audition reel.
Director Jonathan Entwistle, whose credit embody gigs directing Netflix sequence like I’m Not Okay with This, in addition to Peter Rabbit author Rob Lieber, are additionally connected to the venture. Also, as of this second, the potential story at massive remains to be a thriller. However, among the many particulars provided from the supply report above, it appears that evidently this new Karate Kid film has a brand new setting.
Apparently, someplace on the East Coast will probably be the place Ben Wang’s protagonist hangs his hat, and whomever his trainer could also be will probably be ready for him there. Wherever this new Karate Kid movie takes place, let’s hope this new setting is not too removed from any of Cobra Kai’s graduating characters; as we nonetheless haven’t any clue how/if the Netflix hit sequence will tie into this subsequent, subsequent, subsequent child’s story.
The Karate Kid is at the moment in coaching, with the intention to make its present launch date of December 13, 2024.
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