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Sony Pictures to rekindle 'The Karate Kid' film franchise; new film out in 2024

The Karate Kid franchise was revived with tremendous results by the spin-off series Cobra Kai (starring Macchio, Zabka, and others) whose season 5 was just released on Netflix.

Sony Pictures to rekindle 'The Karate Kid' film franchise; new film out in 2024
A still from The Karate Kid (1984)
  • Swaroop Kodur

Last Updated: 04.53 AM, Sep 19, 2022

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Following the tremendous success of the spin-off series Cobra Kai, Sony Columbia Pictures has announced the making of a new The Karate Kid film. While the casting arrangements, storyline, and other details remain under wraps, the production house has revealed that the film will release theatrically on June 7, 2024.

The upcoming iteration of the Karate Kid is said to be part of the 'return of the original Karate Kid franchise' which was conceived and created by Robert Mark Kamen. Thanks to the stellar and unprecedented success of the first instalment in 1984 The Karate Kid, which starred Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Elisabeth Shue, and William Zabka, the franchise forged on with three other sequels and a reboot film in 2010 starring Jaden Pinkett Smith and Jackie Chan.

The Karate Kid franchise was later revived with tremendous results by the spin-off series Cobra Kai (starring Macchio, Zabka, and others) whose season 5 was just released on Netflix.

The 2024 Karate Kid film is one of the new additions to Sony's upcoming and exciting release calendar. Some of the other titles include the untitled horror movie set to release on January 6, 2023, and the new instalment of the Searching franchise titled Missing which stars Nia Long and Storm Reid. Missing releases in theatres on February 24, 2023.

Sony Pictures also has two films lined up from the Spider-Man universe. The first one is titled Madame Web and stars Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O'Connor, Tahar Rahim, and others. What's described loosely as 'Sony's version of Doctor Strange', Madame Web is the sixth film of Sony's Spider-Man Universe and is slated to release on February 16, 2024.

Before that, Sony's third film from the Spider-Man universe, Kraven The Hunter (directed by J.C Chandor and starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ariana DeBose) will hit the big screens on January 13, 2023.

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