Cobra Kai’s Ralph Macchio explains why the characters Jackie Chan and Jayden Smith’s Karate Kid never appear in the hit Netflix series.
Ralph Macchio explains why Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith have not appeared in Netflix series karate Kid Spinoff series Cobra Kai.
“Anyone who knows Mr. Miyagi and has interacted with Mr. Miyagi is canon of our offer, Cobra Kai show,” Macchio said in Jake takes. Since Chan and Smith karate Kid It was a recent remake of the original 1984 movie, and Macchio concluded that their characters would not be able to relate to people from Cobra Kai Because they’re not in it [Cobra Kai] Globalism.”
Cobra Kai It features a number of characters from the original movie series and is set in what creators Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald and Hayden Schlossberg call the “Miyagi-verse.” Of course, Mr. Miyagi mentored many karate students, including Makio’s teenage Danny in the beginning karate Kid Movie.
Macchio continued to compare Chan and Smith’s film canon to someone else from the Miyagi House. “On the other side of that, someone like Julie Pierce, who plays Hilary Swank, knew Miyagi,” he said. “So there is always a chance for that.”
Regarding Mr. Miyagi’s legacy and lasting influence on Cobra KaiActor William Zabka, Macchio and Johnny Lawrence all agreed that the praise goes to actor Pat Morita. “The beautiful thing about performing as Miyagi is being able to have that heart, soul and these feelings,” said Machio. Zabka also praised Morita, saying, “It was such a big part of our lives.” Although Morita passed away in 2005, Cobra Kai The stars described how he continues to inspire and influence the series, with Zabka saying, “I feel it like you know it and it’s immersed in the show.”
Cobra Kai It premiered on YouTube Red in 2018 and was acquired by Netflix the following year, with the comedy-drama series being an instant success. The show takes place three decades after Danny defeated Johnny during it karate KidA Karate Across the Valley Championships in 1984. Now in his fifties, Johnny finds himself unemployed, divorced and estranged from his son. Hoping to recover his past as a famous martial arts athlete, Johnny decides to reopen Cobra Kai Dojo. With local outcasts quickly joining in, Johnny suddenly becomes a mentor and a sensei, but his actions reawaken his teenage rivalry, prompting Danny to create his own dojo modeled on the teachings of Mr. Miyagi.
Cobra Kai Season 5 premieres December 31 on Netflix.
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