Sony announces new ‘Karate Kid’ movie and later dates for ‘Madame Web’ and other titles

Sony announces new ‘Karate Kid’ movie and later dates for ‘Madame Web’ and other titles

Sony has announced a new “Karate Kid” movie, more than a decade since the Jaden Smith-led reboot.

The production company has added three new films to its theatrical release schedule for 2023-2024, including an untitled “True Haunting” film from Screen Gems, set to release January 6, 2023; a “Karate Kid” movie for June 7, 2024; and a sequel to “Searching,” titled “Missing,” on February 24, 2023 starring Nia Long and Storm Reid.

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The Dakota Johnson-led Spider-Man prequel film Madame Web, starring Adam Scott, Zosia Mamet, Sydney Sweeney and Emma Roberts, was delayed from October 6, 2023 to February 16, 2024. The Columbia Pictures film will be screened in IMAX, the same as the Aaron Taylor-Johnson superhero vehicle “Kraven the Hunter”, which now opens on October 6, 2023 (originally scheduled for January 13, 2023).

Chris Pratt’s “Garfield” from Columbia Pictures was also rescheduled for May 24, 2024, the Memorial Day weekend. “Madame Web” takes over the original premiere date of February 16, 2024.

The cast of “Garfield” also includes Samuel L. Jackson, Ving Rhames, Nicholas Hoult, Hannah Waddingham and Cecily Strong.

“Madame Web” will be an origin story of the clairvoyant comic book character played by Johnson – the character’s psychic abilities allow her to see into the spider world. The blind Madame Web, a mutant, first appeared in the comic “The Amazing Spider-Man” No. 210. She specializes in predicting the future of superheroes targeting spiders. Roberts, before his birth.

An untitled Sony/Marvel Universe feature is now scheduled for July 12, 2024, delayed one month from its original date of June 7, 2024.

The only feature to be moved up is “65”, now set for March 10, 2023 after its original premiere on April 28, 2023. “65” plays Adam Driver, “In the Heights” breakout Ariana Greenblatt and “Big Little Lies” alum Chloe Coleman, using a script from “A Quiet Place” creators Scott Beck and Bryan Woods.Although the plot has been kept a secret, the film has been years in the making.

“For us, [’65’] was the project we wrote when ‘A Quiet Place’ came out and the studio decided it was going to be a franchise and a sequel,” Woods explained during a virtual panel, as reported by The Knockturnal. “We wrote ‘A Quiet Place’ because we were tired of the sequels. The only movies that were made were sequels and franchises and comics. In the wake of that, we wrote this film.”

Beck added: “It’s one that’s been playing in our heads for years and years.”

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