Even in the age of franchise revivals and revivals, it is safe to say that no one expected An Karate Kid to keep kicking. Stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka – through archive photos at least – had been absent from the franchise since 1989 The Karate Kid Part III. Now the series has been dominated by Netflix hit Cobra Kai. And the show is expected to dig deeper into the past.
‘Cobra Kai’ fans are delighted when old favors return to the franchise
First appeared on YouTube Red aka YouTube Premium, Cobra Kai they brought back Macchio and Zabka as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence. And while the series follows the conflict of their characters, it has also brought back a number of key actors from the first three. Karate Kid movies. In particular, Martin Kove’s John Kreese has emerged as the show’s keynote speaker.
But Cobra Kai has gone to great lengths to recapture other popular characters from the movies. Although Pat Morita – played by Mr Miyagi – died in 2005, season 3 saw the 1980s icon Elizabeth Shue return as Ali Mills’ first film. In addition, Yuji Okumoto, Tamlyn Tomita, and Traci Toguchi all repeated their roles The Karate Kid Part II. So who’s coming back next?
Terry Silver may not be alone if he returns in season 4
Throughout the season, Kreese’s history in the Vietnam War slowly expands in a flashback. And longtime An Karate Kid fans definitely noticed that tease Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith) return in Cobra Kai Season 4. The show’s creators, however, haven’t confirmed whether Silver – the main villain of the The Karate Kid Part III – will appear or handle Kreese’s call.
Of course, Cobra Kai it is known to exceed expectations. Ali and Chozen ‘s results in season 3 both proved to be more wholesome than harmful to Johnny and Daniel, respectively. And while fans may not be able to count on Reformed Money, the show could surprise fans by bringing Mike Barnes back at Sean Kanan. Barnes was a deputy to Daniel, hired by Silver in Part III.
If the show wants to hold back on Silver, maybe he could send Barnes to help Kreese replace him. After all, An Karate Kid Silver’s trilogy finally appeared as the baddie behind all of Kreese and Cobra Kai. Kreese is actually Emperor Palpatine to Darth Vader. So it makes sense that the show would hold on to Silver until the end of season 4 or even season 5.