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WATCH: Worlds collide as Ralph Macchio and Jackie Chan unite for new Karate Kid movie

November 25th, 2023 by Marc Comments

Are you ready for the latest cinematic shared universe?!? Of course you are!

Karate Kid and Cobra Kai star Ralph Macchio is to join forces with  Karate Kid reboot star Jackie Chan for an all-new Karate Kid movie!

Up until now, it was assumed that the 2010 movie starring Chan as Mr Han was a reboot and completely unconnected to the 1984 movie starring Macchio as Daniel LaRusso but it seems that no, they’re all one world.

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The new movie is set for December 13th, 2024 with The End of the F@~king World director Jonathan Entwistle and Peter Rabbit writer Rob Lieber at the controls.

Little is known about the movie aside from Macchio and Chan reprising the roles of Daniel and Mr Han respectively and, as of now, there’s no word on how the new movie will connect to the hit series Cobra Kai starring Macchio and William Zabka asJohnny Lawrence or, more importantly, if Zabka will also be starring… at this stage, if he’s not, I’m not sure I can support this thing!

Ralph Macchio talks new Karate Kid movie

However, one good bit of news is that, while they’re not directly involved in the movie, the team behind the ridiculously fun Cobra Kai series has some involvement with creators Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, and Hayden Schlossberg being on hand to help, offering assistance and help along the way.

We have reported on this movie several times in the past and at various points it was rumoured that it was a Karate Kid (1984) movie and at other stages a Karate Kid (2010) movie, so this actually makes sense now.

So, there you have it, Karat Kid meets Karate Kid with a sprinkle of Cobra Kai… but Johnny Lawrence needs to make an appearance, dammit!

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Macchio and Chan have also launched an online search to find the star of the new movie, the new Karate Kid and you can check that all out below:

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….