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Cobra Kai Season 4:
That means 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 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 With Netflix's global fan event[...]
The Karate Kid to Get a Musical Adaptation, But Will It Be The Best?
Louis, MO (via Deadline Hollywood). Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita in The Karate Kid (1984) Image courtesy of Sony Pictures The Karate Kid musical will be fronted by Japanese director Amon Miyamoto (Pacific Overtures) Casting has not been announced "When I was a young man, my life was forever changed by traditional Okinawan Karate and the instructors[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Eternals Forever
Ralph Macchio, fresh from his Loki and Black Widow credits for work published over the last fifty years, is back in October with his take on Eternals while the regular series takes a breather) with artist Ramón Bachs with their Eternals Forever one-shot from Marvel Comics. Ralph Macchio and Ramón Bachs Create Eternals Forever For October This[...]
COBRA KAI (L to R) RALPH MACCHIO as DANIEL LARUSSO of COBRA KAI Cr. TINA ROWDEN/NETFLIX © 2020
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[...]
COBRA KAI (L to R) RALPH MACCHIO as DANIEL LARUSSO of COBRA KAI Cr. TINA ROWDEN/NETFLIX © 2020
The road for Cobra Kai star Ralph Macchio was long returning to the signature role he made so famous for over 30 years in The Karate Kid franchise Prior to his return for the series, which originally premiered on YouTube Red and since found a new home on Netflix, the actor spoke with The Hollywood[...]
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
While the TV series initially started out with the original rivals from the 1984 film with Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso and their original actors reprising their respective roles in William Zabka and Ralph Macchio, it not only expanded their stories as a true sequel in addition to the new characters but also brought the[...]
Cobra Kai
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[...]
COBRA KAI (L to R) RALPH MACCHIO as DANIEL LARUSSO of COBRA KAI Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020
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[...]
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
"I grew up seeing Johnny [Lawrence] (William Zabka) and Daniel [LaRusso] (Ralph Macchio) battle each other out and all the other characters in the subsequent sequels into the series It was such a part of my youth When I got the opportunity to be on it, I was like, 'Yes, absolutely! I'd love to do[...]
Cobra Kai: Jesse Kove Talks Martin Kove and Molding John Kreese
Jesse said the bond from its stars with his father, Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso), and William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence) extends to himself as well "My dad is very close with Ralph and Billy," he said "I talked to Ralph many times over the years through my dad Billy's become a good friend, and he's known[...]