The acclaimed sequence Cobra Kai has continued the storylines of fashionable characters from the Karate Kid franchise. In explicit, the show’s creators, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald, are inclined to flesh out villains who had beforehand been one-dimensional. For occasion, in The Karate Kid Part II, Chozen (Yuji Okumoto) had homicidal tendencies, threatening both Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and his girlfriend Kumiko’s (Tamlyn Tomita) lives. However, when the character is reintroduced on Cobra Kai, he has atoned for his previous conduct and is redeemed.
One villain from the Karate Kid franchise who has not but made an look on the show is former Cobra Kai crew member Dutch (Chad McQueen). In the primary installment of the movie franchise, the character is portrayed as a ruthless bully. For instance, on the night time of the Halloween dance, he encourages Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) to proceed bodily assaulting Daniel, regardless that he’s already dropping consciousness.
Dutch Has Been Mentioned by Johnny Lawrence in ‘Cobra Kai’
While McQueen, who’s the son of famed actor Steve McQueen, has not but reprised the enduring function, the character has been referenced just a few occasions on the show. In explicit, in Season 2, Episode 6, former Cobra Kai teammates Bobby (Ron Thomas), Jimmy (Tony O’Dell), and Johnny spend the day with Tommy (Rob Garrison), who’s affected by a terminal sickness. While they are reminiscing about highschool at a bar, it’s revealed that Dutch is in federal jail. Johnny even offers a toast to their absent pal.
“To Dutch. When the choose mentioned, ‘5 to 10’ — ” says the martial arts instructor.
“She actually meant ten to twenty,” finishes Bobby.
At this second, it’s clear that Dutch’s mates nonetheless care about him. This might have led some followers to surprise if he’ll finally be launched from jail and work together along with his former teammates once more in Cobra Kai Season 4.
The Show’s Co-Creator Discussed the Character in a 2019 Interview
In an April 2019 interview withEntertainment Weekly, Josh Heald revealed that Dutch showing on future seasons of Cobra Kai shouldn’t be out of the realm chance.
“We really talked to Chad. Schedules had been such that it wasn’t possible for him to affix us this time round, however we actually talked about his character being alive and in a really explicit place on function. We may maybe go to that story one other time,” defined the chief producer.
While chatting with Collider Live in March 2019, Martin Kove, who portrays John Kreese, said that he had approached McQueen to attempt to persuade him to be on the show. The 75-year-old famous, nonetheless, that he stopped appearing a few years in the past. The actor additionally made point out that his former co-star was knowledgeable race automotive driver.
“He races vehicles, so he is concerned in a race crew and lives in, you understand, in Palm Desert, and it by no means labored out. And that they had an element for him and for no matter purpose he hasn’t been in show enterprise,” mentioned the actor.
It seems that McQueen merely didn’t have the time to be concerned with the show throughout its previous three seasons. However, the racecar driver spoke fondly about his expertise filming The Karate Kid in a 2018Sports Illustratedinterview, alongside his fellow castmates. During the interview, he famous that he remained in character when he interacted with the “Karate Kid” himself, Ralph Macchio, whereas the movie was in manufacturing.
“I by no means actually talked to Ralph. If I did, I’d say one thing nasty,” mentioned McQueen.