Jon Hurwitz, the co-creator of 'Cobra Kai,' reveals that a new 'Karate Kid' film isn't connected to the series

Jon Hurwitz, the co-creator of 'Cobra Kai,' reveals that a new 'Karate Kid' film isn't connected to  ...

A tweet from Jon Hurwitz, the co-creator of the spin-off series, has clarified that the new movie will not be connected to the television series.

Hurwitz responded to an email from Sony revealing a new Karate Kid series that would not be related to the Cobra Kai Netflix series. We both wish to make films for the franchise someday, and this one isnt from us or focused on the Cobra Kai cast, according to Hurwitz.

Sony's announcement of the new Karate Kid film provided little information other than the release date. There is no word yet whether or not the upcoming film will feature familiar faces from the previous films, nor any other information regarding the cast or crew, or who will direct the next film. The plot, too, is a mystery at this point; however, Sony has confirmed that the film will continue to run like the original franchise.

The Karate Kid franchise, now known as the Miyagi-verse (named after the mentor character, Mr. Miyagi), consists of five films, one of which is a reboot. Macchio's character plays Mr. Miyagi, a master of karate, after being bullied by a group of classmates led by Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka).

Daniel and Mr. Miyagi traveled to Okinawa, Japan, under Terry Silvers' tutelage (Thomas Ian Griffith), after falling out with Mr. Miyagi. The 2004 sequel, The Next Karate Kid, saw Morita return as Mr. Miyagi teaching a new student, Julie Pierce (Hilary Swank).

The new installment will not focus on Hurwitz's new cobra Kai series, which is now in its fifth season on Netflix. The series centers on an adult Johnny Lawrence thirty years after Daniel LaRusso defeated him at the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament (per the original movie). In doing so, Johnny restores his old rivalry with Daniel.

The next Karate Kid film will be released on June 7, 2024. Season five of Cobra Kai is currently streaming on Netflix, check out Hurwitz's tweet and the trailer below: