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Sony Pictures Announces New Karate Kid Movie On the Way

September 16, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Karate Kid Image Credit: Sony Pictures

The Karate Kid is returning to the big screen, with Sony Pictures announcing a new entire in the franchise. Variety reports that the studio has dated a new film in the franchise for June 7th, 2024.

Plot details have yet to be revealed, and the report notes no cast or crew are yet attached. However, the announcement calls the new film the “return of the original Karate Kid franchise” which strongly implies that it will be part of the original continuity, which has been seen on the small screen as of late with the Netflix series Cobra Kai.

The last Karate Kid film was the 2010 reboot, which starred Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. That film was a huge hit for Sony with $351.8 million worldwide against a $40 million production budget. The franchise as a whole has grossed $612.4 million worldwide over its four theatrical releases.