The first trailer for the upcoming September 9 release of the popular Netflix spinoff of “The Karate Kid.”
Cobra Kai does things in every season that I’d always dreamed as a child but never believed I’d witness, which is one of the reasons I love it so much. As a major fan of the Karate Kid, I used to wonder what would happen if Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Chozen Toguchi (Yuji Okumoto), the “bad guys” from the first two movies, teamed up. Could they eventually triumph over Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) at that point?
Well, as you can see in the first Cobra Kai season 5 full trailer, Johnny and Chozen do collaborate this time around. A Karate Kid fan’s fantasy has come true. However, they aren’t battling Daniel. With Daniel, they are battling. And Terry Silver, the former antagonist of the third movie and the new antagonist of the programme, is up against them all (Thomas Ian Griffith). But that’s only the beginning of where Cobra Kai’s most recent season is going. Watch the first trailer for the season.
Sean Kanan’s character Mike Barnes is conspicuously absent from that trailer. The other villain from The Karate Kid Part III was shown in the first season photos, bringing the number of important cameos from the original movie to almost its complete complement. When was Hilary Swank? You’d think he’d still be with Silver in bed, but don’t forget that he let her down years ago.
But even without Barnes, it’s clear that Cobra Kai is expanding alarmingly, Johnny is having financial difficulties, Daniel has shut down Miyagi-Do, and the kids are squabbling as usual. At the conclusion, even sensei John Kreese (Martin Kove), who was falsely accused, is given some praise.
How will everything come together? When Cobra Kai season 5 premieres on Netflix on September 9, we’ll learn more.
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