There are only three days until Netflix premieres the fourth season of Cobra Kai, the sequel series to karate Kid that was erected as one of the phenomena of the pandemic and that continues to take advantage of the history of Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence, the protagonists of the iconic saga of the ’80s.
This Friday, December 31, was the date chosen by the platform so that Ralph Macchio and William Zabka come back to the screen, this time to be complementary teachers against a common enemy.
According to the official synopsis for season four, “Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang dojos join forces to defeat Cobra Kai in the All Valley U18 Karate Tournament … and whoever loses must hang up his gi”(The karate uniform).
Netflix premieres the fourth season of Cobra Kai on Friday, December 31.
“While Samantha and Miguel try to keep the dojo alliance and Robby gives his all in Cobra Kai, the fate of All Valley has never been more uncertain, “adds the summary.
And finally, it triggers several questions: “What tricks will Kreese have up his sleeve? Will Daniel and Johnny be able to bury their hatchet after several decades to defeat Kreese? Or will Cobra Kai end up dominating karate in All Valley? “
Without many more clues as to what is to come Macchio was the only one who advanced something about the spirit of this new installment. In an interview with the magazine Empire, the star of the franchise said that he will “rescue the best elements” of Karate Kid III: The Final Challenge (1989).
Already confirmed a fifth season, other questions arise from the clues left by the third part.
The alliance between Lawrence and LaRusso, temporary or permanent?
A fifth season is already confirmed.
The long rivalry between Johnny and Daniel came to a standstill at the end of the third season. But it is clear that they left behind their differences with a single goal: Train your karate students together to win the All Valley competition and beat John Kreese (Martin Kove), who promised to leave if he lost.
It is clear that LaRusso and Lawrence have very different teaching methods. But perhaps putting those differences together can become the deciding factor in winning the tournament. “Our enemies are working together. They’re combining their styles to win us over, ”Kreese warns his students in the trailer.
Beyond that both carry a resentment of years, they will have to learn to work together. The question is whether this temporary union can become final. Some are encouraged to more: can they build a friendship?
The return of a well-known villain
The series will be available in Argentina at dawn on Friday 31st.
Karate kid iii It was the last film in the original series (in 2010 there was a reboot of the franchise with new characters played by Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan). It showed how the weakening of the bond between LaRusso and Master Miyagui motivated the appearance of Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith).
In addition to being a billionaire businessman and co-founder of Cobra Kai, Silver approached the young karate fighter as sensei, and taught him brutal techniques as part of his plan for revenge against him and Miyagi.
That villain had already been appearing in Cobra Kai via flashbacks. But the end of season three and the trailer of four confirmed that Silver will have a main role as an antagonist: he will return to the dojo to help John Kreese and thus return the favor to his old friend, who saved his life in the war of Vietnam.
Who will be the new All Valley champion?
Cobra Kai 4: Who will be the new All Valley tournament champion?
The new edition of All Valley Tournament it is already a reality. Miguel Diaz (Xolo Maridueña) is the defending champion, although he is still not fully recovered and is far from his best form. On the other hand, This will be the first tournament for Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser), Daniel’s daughter.
It will also be the competitive debut for Tory Nichols (Peyton List), and the first time that Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan), Lawrence’s son and final runner-up, will fight defending the Cobra Kai dojo.
There are many occasional rivalries between teenagers. And in the last season, the escalation of violence grew to a point of no return. Hence, the All Valley will serve not only to crown the best karate fighter in the area, but also to avoid fights off the mat.
“There will be no fights until the tournament,” proposes Silver in the preview video. But an edge is added: the legendary championship committee voted in favor of a proposal that “will revolutionize the tournament.” What will it be?
Will there be more than karate between Tory Nichols and Robby Keene?
Season four brings more spice than adrenaline from the fight.
Besides a question, this seems to be a wish from the fandom of Cobra Kai. And it is not at all unfounded. There is enough evidence to imagine that between Tory and Robby, two of the promises of the Cobra Kai dojo, a romantic rapprochement takes place.
In addition to a love of karate, being extremely impulsive and belonging to the same team, they had complicated life situations and were raised in assembled families. In addition, they share the fact of finding comfort in Kreese and the Cobra Kai dojo.
With Miguel and Sam reconciled after they both tried their thing with Tory and Robby, the bad boys of the story are free to start a relationship. Will it be the new romance of the series?
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