Sony Sets ‘Karate Kid’ Movie for Summer 2024, Pushes Back ‘Kraven’ and ‘Madame Web’

Sony Sets ‘Karate Kid’ Movie for Summer 2024, Pushes Back ‘Kraven’ and ‘Madame Web’

The Karate Kid franchise is getting new life in theaters. Sony’s Columbia Pictures has set a date for a Karate Kid film slated to open June 7, 2024. No filmmakers or other details were revealed, but it is described as “the return to hte original Karate Kid franchise.”

The series launched in 1984 and has found new life and relevancy thanks to Cobra Kai, the TV series currently streaming on Netflix and featuring original stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka alongside younger actors.

Sony made moves on a number of high profile features as well. It moved Adam Driver’s sci-fi movie 65 up one month to March 10, 2023 (from April 28, 2023). It also delayed Kraven The Hunter, the Aaron Taylor-Johnson film centering on the Spider-Man antagonist. Kraven will now bow Oct. 6, 2023, back from Jan. 13, 2023. Fellow Marvel title Madame Web has also been pushed moving to Feb. 16, 2024 from Oct. 6, 2023 (the date now occupied by Kraven.)

Garfield, voice starring Chris Pratt, moved back three months to a Memorial Day weekend opening of May 24, 2024. It previously was set for Feb. 16, 2024.

More to come.