Watch The Trailer For The 'Karate Kid' Sequel Featuring The All-Original Cast
The year is 1984 and a film about a child being taught how to beat up another child by an elderly Japanese man has taken over the world. People loved it and since then, various films have tried to recreate the formula, but to no avail.
This perhaps peaked in 2010, when Will Smith’s son, Jaden, played a young man who moved to China and was taught by Jackie Chan in a fairly short time how to beat up a local boy in a tournament who’d been practising martial arts his whole life.
Some things are just meant to be, ya know?
Well it looks as if we might be getting a glimpse at a return to form from Karate Kid, as we’re returning to the original characters in a sequel series set more than 30 years later (present day).
Ralph Macchio and William Zabka who played the protagonist and antagonist in the original are reprising their roles, as after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, bad-boy Johnny wants to prove he didn’t peak too early, so reopens the Cobra Kai dojo.
“We are not trained to be merciful here. Mercy is for the weak,” Johnny tells his students.
Daniel obviously isn’t going to take this lying down, and though he’s now a successful man, he struggles without the guidance of Mr. Miyagi (the late Pat Morita), so their rivalry very much reappears.
The spacing in “no mercy” is far too small in the Cobra Kai wall decal. It looks like it says “nomercy”. That’s not a word.
Annoyingly, if you want to watch this 10-part series, you’ll have to shed out on a YouTube Red account.
YouTube Red is essentially YouTube’s answer to Netflix and Amazon Prime that no-one uses, but they might do now.
Cobra Kai will likely be out sometime later this year, as YouTube are yet to offer a date set in stone.
Just in case you needed reminding of the Karate Kid plot, here it is, but maybe not as you remember it.
You see, Daniel was the bad guy all along…
Poor Johnny. He just wanted to make up for past mistakes.
Mind you, in the Cobra Kai trailer, he does seem like a bit of a dick.
Images via YouTube, Columbia Pictures