Sony Pictures has announced the “return of the original ‘Karate Kid’ franchise” to the big screen by dating a new “Karate Kid” movie set for June 7, 2024. While the franchise lives on thanks to the “Cobra Kai” series from Netflix, which just debuted its fifth season on the streaming platform, this new “Karate Kid” project will be the franchise’s first film offering since a reboot in 2010 starring Jaden Smith.
The 2024 movie “Karate Kid” has not yet included a studio synopsis or a cast and crew. Other new titles that have been added to Sony’s release calendar include an untitled horror film from Screen Gems that will be released on January 6, 2023 and ‘Missing’, the next installment in the ‘Searching’ franchise. Storm Reid and Nia Long star in ‘Missing’, which premieres on February 24, 2023.
Sony has also shifted release dates for several upcoming tent poles. ‘Madame Web’, a comic book film set in the Spider-Man universe starring Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney, goes from October 6, 2023 to February 16, 2024. Another Spider-Man universe movie, the Aaron Taylor-Johnson Kraven the Hunter movie, will be rescheduled for October 6, 2023 from January 13, 2023. Both movies will be released in Imax. An untitled Sony/Marvel Universe movie is dated July 12, 2024.
Elsewhere, the Chris Pratt-voiced “Garfield” film will hit theaters over Memorial Day weekend on May 24, 2024 (moved from February 16, 2024). The Adam Driver-starring thriller “65,” from “A Quiet Place” screenwriters Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, opens March 10, 2023 (starting April 28, 2023).