We most certainly live in interesting times, my friends. Who of us could have ever thought that after 34 years, Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence would face off again? That however is exactly what is about to take place with Cobra Kai. The upcoming YouTube Red original series will fill us in on what has taken place for both Daniel and Johnny, since that epic encounter at the All Valley Karate Championship!
Fathom Events and YouTube Red are teaming up for a special event. The premiere of Cobra Kai as well as a screening of the 1984 classic TThe Karate Kid. This even will be for one evening only on April 25th at 7:00 p.m. local time.
This will be held in the U.S. with around 700 theaters participating in the event. You can check out if a movie theater in your neck of the woods will be hosting the Cobra Kai premiere by visiting Fathom Events. I assume of course that The Karate Kid will be shown first with the new YouTube Red series following.
While getting a chance to see The Karate Kid back up on the big screen is great. I will definitely admit I am itching to see how things are going to play out in the new series. It doesn’t appear as if time has been kind to Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka)…
…instead of course favoring Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio). Now let’s be honest here. It isn’t like when we walked out of the movie theater in 1984 we would have wanted it any other way. Although judging by the trailer there might be a little twist we didn’t see coming.
Heads up, friends. There is just a bit of salty language in this trailer for Cobra Kai!
Without a doubt, at least the way the trailer paints it, Daniel has become the bully. I personally find this incredibly interesting and I am eagerly looking forward to seeing the series.
Here is the press release sent to us by Fathom Events:
“This special event screens in cinemas nationwide for one night on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 700 select movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
In the highly-anticipated return of two iconic characters, the arch-rivals from the legendary “Karate Kid” film reunite in “Cobra Kai.” Now living in the affluent hills of Encino, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) leads an enviable life with his beautiful family, while running a successful string of car dealerships throughout the valley. Meanwhile, his high school adversary, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), whose life has taken a rocky turn, seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. Their lives inevitably become intertwined and the rivalry is reignited, setting forth the next generation of “karate kids” in “Cobra Kai,” a YouTube Red Original Series. “Cobra Kai” is produced by Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television.
The YouTube Red Original series “Cobra Kai” will have its world debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 24 and will later launch to audiences around the world May 2 on YouTube Red.”