Will the success of the “Cobra Kai” series convince Netflix to produce a new “Karate Kid” film? One of the historical interpreters of the saga announces himself leaving, provided however to fulfill a very precise condition.
With four seasons on the clock, a fifth already filmed, and others planned by the creators of the series, Cobra Kai intends to settle down over time as one of Netflix’s most popular original productions!
Something to bring up to date the Karate Kid films, successes of the 80s, of which Cobra Kai is the direct sequel. And while it is now common for a series to be the subject of a spin-off and a prequel, the question of a possible Cobra Kai film can therefore legitimately arise. Our colleagues from HollywoodReporter did not hesitate to raise the subject with Ralph Macchio, who mentioned the only condition set for him to agree to shoot a new part of the adventures of Karate Kid.
Is this a fabulous salary? To have her name at the top of the movie poster, or yet another diva whim? You do not understand at all ! The only condition set by the interpreter of Daniel LaRusso to appear in a Karate Kid IV is simply to offer Cobra Kai an outcome at the height of the series.
“I’m not closed to anything. It worked really well with Cobra Kai and I’d be silly to say a new movie won’t work, so I’m open to anything. Even if they say ‘Cobra Kai will never die ‘, the fact is that one day the series will have to end, and that we offer a finale that lives up to expectations.”
Logically protective of the work that revealed him to the general public, and which has accompanied him for more than thirty-five years, Ralph Macchio (60) thus seems ready to continue to embody Daniel LaRusso for many more years, who has already passed the age of Pat Morina – the interpreter of Master Miyagi – at the time of the filming of the first Karate Kid (52 years old).