Cobra Kai Creator Picks One Karate Kid Actor Who Is Absolutely Irreplaceable, and It’s Not William Zabka or Ralph Macchio

Published 06/22/2023, 1:30 PM EDT

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If it wasn’t for The Karate Kid, Cobra Kai fans would not have seen this bad-a*s show. Set in the ’80s, the original movie has its own charm, which is relatable even today. It is possible only because of a great story portrayed by the nicest actors in the best possible way. However, if one needs to choose a character who could not have been played by any other actor, who would it be? The spin-off creator, Jon Hurwitz, answers this question.

Thinking about a specific character reminds us of a lot of actors who could have given justice to it. However, there are some actors who just can not be apart from the character. The Karate Kid movies also have that actor that Jon Hurwitz picked as an absolutely irreplaceable. And it is none other than Mr. Miyagi, portrayed by Pat Morita. Teaching the art of karate to Daniel LaRusso to playing a father figure in his life, Mr. Miyagi has a special place in the film.

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Cobra Kai has created a huge impact on its viewers. The continuation of The Karate Kid universe with the spin-off series was something fans needed. However, it also included a new generation of kids who could relate to the show differently. And to make sense of the Netflix show, it is important to have background information about the movies, too. While LaRusso still kept Mr. Miyagi alive in his spirits in the series, he became the inspiration for Samantha LaRusso as well. Moreover, Mr. Miyagi also became the reason for many unanswered questions of Daniel. He not only taught Daniel karate, but also gave him priceless life lessons, too.

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Now, the series is getting ready for its final chapter where we are going to see a major face-off between the dojos. However, because of the writers’ strike, the showmakers have halted production. Nevertheless, they promised the viewers the final season will be extremely exciting.

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Till now, we have seen the age-old rivalry between Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence turn into becoming allies. Some kids from both dojos have also sorted out their differences. However, there is a big question about John Kreese getting out of jail. Finally, we will see how the show will connect all the dots from the past and end the rivalry once and for all. 

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Moreover, there is also a possibility of Kreese taking up a kid from Cobra Kai dojo to seek revenge or he might have a change of heart. Either way, the show will end with great and exciting turns of events. And hopefully, an ending that will stick a cord with the fans.

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While everyone is waiting for the final season to drop, tell us who you think is an absolutely irreplaceable actor in the comments below.

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Neha Chande

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Meet Neha Chande, an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, who has written more than 1100 articles. With a Master's degree in English Literature, Neha believes in unbiased journalism. Before delving into her passion for writing and cinema, she taught English and communication skills as a facilitator and lecturer.

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