KARATE KID: Aramis Knight & Wyatt Oleff Join Sony’s Upcoming Franchise Revival

The upcoming 'KARATE KID' film has officially casted Aramis Knight and Wyatt Oleff.
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Sony’s upcoming Karate Kid film has added Aramis Knight (Ms. Marvel) and Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy, It) to the team, per Deadline. Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio have been confirmed to reprise their roles to continue the original franchise with Joshua Jackson, Sadie Stanley, Ming-Na Wen and Ben Wang.


Jonathan Entwistle (The End of the F***ing World) is set to direct with Rob Lieber (Peter Rabbit) doing the screenplay and Karen Rosenfelt (The Summer I Turned Pretty) producing the film. Knight’s and Oleff’s roles are currently under wraps.


The Karate Kid films have become a pop culture phenomenon that spans almost three decades. The franchise has earned $618 million globally with the creation of the Emmy-nominated series Cobra Kai. Just like the film series, Cobra Kai became a popular series that introduced a whole new generation to enjoy the world of the Karate Kid.

Knight is best known for his role as the Red Dagger on Disney+’s Ms. Marvel. Before the 2022 series, he starred in AMC’s Into the Badlands for three seasons. He has guest starred and appeared as recurring characters on multiple television series such as Rizzoli & Isles, Psych, NCIS, Lost, and many more. He’s also done a few films including The Dark Knight Rises, Crossing Over, and Rendition.

Oleff has also appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a young Peter Quill in the Guardians of the Galaxy film franchise. He has also played the role of Stanley Uris in the supernatural horror film franchise It. Last year, he led Apple’s recent crime drama series City on Fire and prior to that series, he starred in I Am Not Okay With This on Netflix.

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The plot details of the upcoming film have not officially been announced, it has been said that the film will revolve around Wang’s character as he moves from China to the East Coast and discovers his full potential with the guidance of one or two familiar masters in the way of the craft.

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Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Principal photography began in Montreal on April 1, 2024 and is expected to last until June 3. The film is scheduled to be released on December 13, 2024.

About The Karate Kid (1984)

Release date: June 22, 1984
Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Written by: Robert Mark Kamen
Cast: Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki “Pat” Morita, Elisabeth Shue
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures

Synopsis: Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to Southern California with his mother, Lucille (Randee Heller), but quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita), an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai.

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SOURCE: Deadline

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