Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio are set to unite for an upcoming new entry in the ‘Karate Kid’ franchise.

Even thought both actors have appeared in movies and series in the franchise neither have crossed paths.

Plot details are being kept top secret on the new movie, but Macchio will reprise his role as Daniel LaRusso, whom he played in the original “Karate Kid” film trilogy starting in 1984 and brought back on Netflix’s “Cobra Kai” series. Chan will return to the role of Mr. Han, a kung fu master based on Mr. Miyagi, who coached Jaden Smith’s Dre Parker in the 2010 remake movie.

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Jonathan Entwistle will take the helm on the movie with scribe Rob Lieber creating the story. Karen Rosenfelt is producing. The movie will premiere on December 13, 2024.

Both Macchio and Chan not only announced the new movie via a video, but also launched a global casting search for a brand new karate kid to lead the movie, inviting young actors to submit audition tapes to KarateKidCasting.com.