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"Daniel LaRusso has become such a fixture of pop culture and 'The Karate Kid; the film has continued to inspire on a human level ever since its debut in 1984 I sought to celebrate all that it has given to me." The original film followed Macchio's Daniel as he's bullied by Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka)[...]
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The final scene of season four sees Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) swearing at his former sensei's grave to not honor his deal with Cobra Kai "with men who have none" bringing in Miyagi-do master Chozen (Yuji Okumoto) back into the fold to help bring the dojo into the next level the way Terry did for[...]
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Entering season four, Cobra Kai found its protagonists Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) reluctantly joining forces to defeat a greater enemy in John Kreese (Martin Kove), who reclaimed his spot as leader Cobra Kai They all agreed to settle their score at the All-Valley Karate Tournament that if Daniel's Miyagi-Do or[...]
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That means life is about to get a whole lot uglier for Daniel LaRusso's (Macchio) Miyagi-Do and Johnny Lawrence's (Zabka) Eagle Fang dojos- even as they join forces Because this time, there's more than just a trophy on the line at the All Valley Karate Tournament- it's the heart and soul of the community That[...]
COBRA KAI (L to R) RALPH MACCHIO as DANIEL LARUSSO and WILLIAM ZABKA as JOHNNY LAWRENCE of COBRA KAI Cr. CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX © 2020
One of those responsible is co-creator and co-showrunner Josh Heald along with Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg created the series far beyond anything imagined set in the world of the Karate Kid expanding the stories of its central characters Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Heald opened[...]
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Now, Kreese (Martin Kove) has some serious back-up and life is about to get a whole lot uglier for Daniel LaRusso's (Ralph Macchio) Miyagi-Do and Johnny Lawrence's (William Zabka) Eagle Fang dojos This means there's more than just a trophy on the line at the All Valley Karate Tournament- it's a battle for the heart[...]
COBRA KAI (L to R) RALPH MACCHIO as DANIEL LARUSSO and WILLIAM ZABKA as JOHNNY LAWRENCE of COBRA KAI Cr. CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX © 2020
The creators of the sequel series to The Karate Kid franchise in Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald, and Hayden Schlossberg spoke with Deadline Hollywood on the shocking moment and what's to come for Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio). COBRA KAI (Cr CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX © 2020) "We're all very excited here, it was a[...]
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Most people outside of trivia buffs might not realize how Cobra Kai star Ralph Macchio was a trained dancer before taking on the role of Daniel LaRusso in the Karate Kid films Going from one of the most beloved franchises of the 1980s to making his triumphant return to the role When YouTube and Sony[...]
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Prior to the series' revival initially on YouTube Red, the actor's character of Johnny Lawrence wasn't as endearing with his appearances in the first two Karate Kid films since the franchise focused on rival Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and his sensei Mr Miyagi (Pat Morita) Appearing on WTF with Marc Maron via The Hollywood Reporter,[...]
Cobra Kai star William Zabka channeled his inner-Johnny (Image: MTV screencap)
The actor reflected on how he started with the franchise with Entertainment Weekly on their Awardist podcast on what led to his original casting for the teenage rival Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) in the martial arts classic The Karate Kid "The 18-year-old me is kicking himself on a beach somewhere," Zabka said "It's so unbelievable." Cobra[...]
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Now, Zabka's co-star Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso) and Hurwitz (on behalf of Heald and Schlossberg) are checking in with viewers to share their thoughts on what it feels like to have another season under their belts. Cr COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020 First up, Macchio shared a "before/after" look at what life was like when they were first[...]
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When we last left things, Daniel LaRusso's (Ralph Macchio) Miyagi-Do and Johnny Lawrence's (William Zabka) Eagle Fang dojos were putting aside their drama and looking to go Avengers: Endgame to take down Kreese- thanks to a returning Ali Mills Schwarber (Elisabeth Shue) smoothing things over with the older folks and Sam (Mary Mouser) rallying the high[...]