(L to R) Mary Mouser as Samantha LaRusso, Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso in episode 508 of Cobra Kai Cr Curtis Bonds Baker/Netflix © 2022 "Season five, some of the highlights: those moments with Courtney Henggeler [featuring] Daniel and Amanda to knock down, drag out argument," Macchio said "It was nice to play that scene, and[...]
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Stars Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso) and William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence) spoke to Bleeding Cool about if Nariyoshi Miyagi (Pat Morita) might also get a similar flashback treatment with another younger actor as Miyagi's student Daniel remains interested in learning new things about his former sensei's past. Cobra Kai (L to R) William Zabka as Johnny Lawrence,[...]
The stakes are even higher in season five of Cobra Kai as Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) calls in his own reinforcements, turning to his one-time former rival Chozen (Yuji Okumoto) after Terry Silver's (Thomas Ian Griffith) dojo emerges victorious and Miyagi-do and Eagle Fang are forced to shut down Daniel faces an even more uncertain[...]
"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)[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
Mondo is set to release the score to Netflix's Cobra Kai on vinyl this Wednesday- and yes, it comes with a cassette as well!
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[...]
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[...]
Cobra Kai costume designer Frank Helmer spoke with Bleeding Cool about how the characters evolve via their clothes during the Netflix series.
Aedin Mincks talks to Bleeding Cool about how he landed the role of Mitch on Netflix's Cobra Kai, the fight choreography, and cast bonding.
One of the biggest appeals of Cobra Kai adds so many layers and nuance to its characters, which in some ways comes as a culture shock to some in the cast like Mary Mouser, who plays Samantha LaRusso, the daughter of Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), the primary protagonist behind The Karate Kid franchise The Netflix[...]
Think you're enough of a Cobra Kai fan to catch all of the easter eggs and callbacks in Season 3? Here's a look at some you might've missed.
She helped set the story in motion stuck in the love triangle between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) As Ali was seeing Johnny earlier in the film, a then-star pupil of Cobra Kai took exception to Daniel's advances Taking exception to Johnny's bullying ways, Ali breaks up with him and ends[...]
CURTIS BONDS BAKER/NETFLIX © 2020 The episode finds The Karate Kid (1984) love triangle between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), Ali Mills (Elizabeth Shue), and Johnny Laurence (William Zabka) all reunited at a gala Ali's shock to learn that another ex in Daniel is a member of the same club her parents are and meets with him[...]
We never saw what Ali and Johnny had before since it took place from Daniel LaRusso's (Ralph Macchio) perspective With the way Johnny's been the entire series, it felt like a complete redemption to the point where there's no questioning where his morals lie and the kind of person he is now When it comes[...]
Ralph Macchio, who played Daniel LaRusso since the 1984 original The Karate Kid, has an equal presence in its sequel series for Netflix The actor spoke with Cinemablend about the return of a fan favorite from the original film and what would have happened if the actor couldn't commit Consider this your major spoilers warning. Cr[...]
Trixie Mattel and Katya are back with another edition of "I Like to Watch"- this time, checking out the fight scenes from Netflix's Cobra Kai.
Without giving away spoilers here, it looks like Netflix's Cobra Kai might have to throw some thanks to The Boys' for THAT season 3 return.
Cobra Kai creators offer SPOILER-FILLED takes on the team-up fans were waiting for, Kreese's phone call, how THAT return happened, and more.
Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, and more from the Cobra Kai cast offer viewers a recap of the "Karate Kid" sequel series' first two seasons.
In this preview for Cobra Kai, Daniel discovers the Miyagi-Do scrolls- but Chozen says there's more to Daniel's sensei than he knows.
Cobra Kai co-creators Josh Heald and Jon Hurwitz discussed Nichole Brown's Aisha not being in Season 3 but left the door open for the future.