It has been imposed on thousands of applicants
Ralph Macchio and Jackie Chan They can stop looking for their new disciple (we don’t know if both or just one of them) because the next movie karate Kidthe franchise born in the mid-80s and which has several continuations, reboots and even a series still on the air in the absence of its final season, has found precisely that, your new karate kid.
At the end of last year the news broke that Daniel-san (Ralph Macchio, for whom the years do not pass) and Jackie Chan, who will reprise his role as Mr. Han, were going to star together a new film that also entered the process of searching for the other great protagonist: the disciple, like Macchio himself, Hilary Swank or Jaden Smith some time later.
Obviously a series of requirementswhich were, broadly speaking, being between 15 and 17 years old, being of Chinese origin or having Chinese ancestry, speaking English and know martial arts; It was not even essential to know how to act, although it was undoubtedly something that would be valued positively, and so it has been. Yes, because the new karate kid will finally be Ben Wangnone other than the protagonist of the (recently canceled) series for Disney+ American Born Chinese.
Wang has thus prevailed in a casting that in its first 24 hours alone received more than 10,000 applications, and the young actor who gave life to Gene Luen Yang in the aforementioned series carried out, according to sources from The Hollywood Reporter, a standout audition that demonstrated his deep connection to the character. It also helped that he speaks fluent Mandarin and is highly skilled in various forms of martial arts, including karate, wing chun/kung fu, haidong gumdo, kempo and taekwondo.
The Karate Kid Saga
Born in 1984, karate Kid had its respective sequels in 1986 and 1989, also counting in 1994 with The new Karate Kidwith Pat Morita once again like Mr. Miyagi training a Hilary Swank who picked up Ralph Macchio’s baton as his disciple. Later, in 2010, The Karate Kid wanted to be a kind of spiritual sequel where this time Jackie Chan played a teacher and Jaden Smith as an apprentice, although it didn’t finish curdling. What it did do was Cobra Kaithe series for Netflix born and abandoned by YouTube which brought back almost the entire original cast and has not yet concluded its broadcast, although filming of its final season has already begun.
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