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Can the new 'Karate Kid' movie compete with 'Cobra Kai'?

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Sony was inundated with release date announcements on Friday. kraven the hunter October 6, 2023 ( Venom movie). madame web, Starring Dakota Johnson, Emma Roberts, Isabella Merced, Sidney Sweeney, and Adam Scott, the film was sent on February 16, 2024 (President’s Day weekend).Scott Beck and Brian Wood 65 (starring Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt and Chloe Coleman) opens on March 10, 2023 (moving up six weeks). garfield Moved to Memorial Day weekend in 2024. On January 6th Screen Gems releases a new Schlock horror movie (“Untitled True Haunting”). do not have (quasi-sequel to Searching Starring Storm Reid and Nia Long) opens on February 24, 2023. karate boy Movies on June 7, 2024.

wait what?Yes, 14 Years Until Sony Surprisingly Good Weekend karate kid The remake opened with $55 million and reached $359 million worldwide (the highest-grossing 2-D film of the year). karate boy movie.We have few clues about that story, only Jon Hurwitz Declared I didn’t know it existedHurwitz is one of the writers of cobra kaiYes, there already exists an incredibly popular Legacy sequel that has it all karate boy character and continuity. The episodic TV show that was born on YouTube and became a sensation on Netflix.
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The show stars William Zabka and Ralph Macchio as current adults karate boy The first characters to clash over the former’s decision to reopen the Cobra Kai dojo.

The first two seasons were about a young generation of aspiring karate (Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, etc.).However, I would argue that later seasons repeated the mistakes of recent Legacy sequels Elevating the roles of franchise veterans (and fan-favorite supporting characters) at the expense of a younger, more diverse protagonist. But that’s a conversation for another day. But it’s never funny.It’s very “version” karate boy Popular now. Its fifth season just debuted on his Netflix, and in its “first weekend” he was watched 106 million hours. This show is suitable for both fans of the 1980s movies (His 1994 spin-off Hilary His Swank, who won his two Oscars). next karate kid who have not yet appeared) and just having fun cobra kai on its own merits.

If Sony is digging karate boy because it’s a myth cobra kai currently popular, cobra kai Despite the potentially ridiculous initial premise, the present tense is popular.favorite Creed When Creed IIthe filmmakers behind cobra kai I used the nostalgia-bait premise as a challenge rather than as a crutch. It could be a prequel featuring a younger version of Pat Morita’s Miyagi-san. But his upbringing is (so far) his one of utter misery and national disgrace (because he was fighting for America in World War II, his wife and son were forced to died in childbirth while in the camp).I can’t imagine it being a theatrical sequel/finale cobra kaibecause I can’t imagine Netflix doing it. karate boy a sequel that exists outside cobra kai continue.

When we know, we knowHope this isn’t some weird variation superman returnsWB spent $270 million ($200 million excluding previously developed versions) on sequels to Richard Donner and Richard Lester’s first two films. Superman Even if the audience in the present tense is watching a thrilling movie, small building on the WB network. Or, for a more skewed example, Fox is reacting to his $400+ million success. Prometheus (roughly self alien prequel) by making the sequel explicit alien First part.Ditto M. Night Shyamalan Making glass For more information unbreakable than Split. IP and nostalgia are important, but not at the expense of the repetitiveness that is currently popular (for audiences young and old).That said, it may be apples and oranges, but MGM’s playing house The remake was surprisingly good and didn’t stop Dan Mancini chucky TV shows are pretty good too.

Hopefully Sony isn’t gambling on its interest in abstract IP. Even the 2010 remake worked because it worked on its own terms. was sold (Prince of Persia, The Last Airbender, Sex and the City 2, Robin Hood, A-Team, etc.) If I can end this on an optimistic note, I’m sure Sony isn’t going to spend a ton of dollars on whatever this is. It would end up being a decent character drama that puts the spotlight on . Creed) gives a moment to spotlight an underrepresented demographic.

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