Cobra Kai‘s third season quickly approaches. We’re waiting with bated breath to find out how Miguel and the other kids are doing after the epic karate riot that acted as a climax for the show’s second season, but the grown-ups have their own struggles. The third season sees Daniel LaRusso heading back to Okinawa, where he once again encounters Chozen, whom he battled to protect his romantic interest, Kumiko in Karate Kid Part II. Ahead of the season, actor Yuji Okamoto looks at the past and future of his iconic ’80s villain in a new interview with EW.
“I never forgot about Chozen, because he was a big part of my life,” Okumoto said. The actor had a back story written for his character, and had even written about what has happened to Chozen since his life-and-death battle against Daniel.
“When the Cobra Kai people came to me, I actually had all this stuff still recorded, and I had a nice discussion and gave them my input about what happened to him possibly after the final showdown with him and Daniel,” Okumoto explained.
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