Sony Pictures has announced the “return of the original ‘Karate Kid’ franchise” to the big screen by dating a new Karate Kid movie for June 7, 2024.
The 2024 movie does not yet have a synopsis from the studio or a cast and crew attached.
The original film series began as a tetralogy, starting with the release of The Karate Kid (1984), after the success of which three sequels were produced: The Karate Kid Part II (1986), The Karate Kid Part III (1989), and The Next Karate Kid (1994).
In 2010, a remake with a similar storyline but with a different set of characters, was released. Despite maintaining the original title, the remake focused on kung fu, as the film was set in China.
Netflix’s Cobra Kai (2018–present) offers a continuation of the universe that the original films of the 1980s and 1990s created, three decades later.
Sony have also set release dates for several movies:-
- An untitled horror movie from Screen Gems set for release on January 6, 2023.
- Missing, the next installment in the Searching franchise – starring Storm Reid and Nia Long is set to open February 24, 2023.
The studio has also announced several films will have changes to their release dates:-
- Madame Web, a comic book tentpole set in the Spider-Man universe that stars Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney, is moving from Oct. 6, 2023 to Feb. 16, 2024.
- Another Spider-Man universe film, Kraven the Hunter starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson is shifting to Oct. 6, 2023 from Jan. 13, 2023.
- An untitled Sony/Marvel Universe movie has been dated for July 12, 2024.
- The Chris Pratt-voiced Garfield movie will hit theaters over Memorial Day weekend on May 24, 2024 (shifted from Feb. 16, 2024).
- The Adam Driver-starring thriller 65, will open March 10, 2023 (up from April 28, 2023).
Get your copy of The Karate Kid 1-4 Collection [Blu-ray] on Amazon UK now.
Get your copy of The Karate Kid 1-4 Collection [Blu-ray] on Amazon USA now.