The producers of Cobra Kai tease Miguel’s future in the show after his big decision that shocked fans at the end of season 4’s final episode.
The Cobra Kai producers recently teased Miguel’s future in the show after the character’s big decision that shocked the fanbase at the end of season 4’s final episode. The recent season landed on Netflix on New Year’s Day, treating fans with the continuation of the exhilarating season 3 ending, which saw Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do at their most heated. The highly popular show was added onto Netflix’s platform in August of 2020, bringing in a massive following since its arrival. Cobra Kai season 4 has been widely praised, much like most of the show itself, with the recent season boasting very high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, including a 100% score.
One of the reasons the show is so popular is the gripping action and twists that the series has to offer. Season 4’s ending was no different setting up many future storylines for the characters, with the creators having a sixth season already in mind. Characters like Kenny and Anthony LaRusso hold high potential when it comes to fleshing out interesting story ideas, especially with the two’s recent feud, which ended up in Kenny’s favor. The ending of season 4 also shows rivalries ending, with Johnny and Robby reuniting along with Daniel LaRusso teaming up with old rival, Chozen. Season 4 also ended with Xolo Maridueña’s Miguel leaving on a bus to Mexico City, which has left many wondering about the character’s future.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Cobra Kai’s co-creator, Jon Hurwitz, spoke about Miguel’s future in the series after the karate ace decided to leave his home to find his biological father at the end of season 4. Season 5 of Cobra Kai has already finished filming, ending the fans’ speculation that Maridueña’s involvement with DC’s Blue Beetle is the reason for Miguel’s departure. Hurwitz talks about the creative team’s decision to let Miguel leave, revealing that the decision ties in with the show’s overall themes. Read what Hurwitz said below:
“One of the big themes of the Karate Kid franchise and certainly of Cobra Kai as well, is mentors and students, parents and children. So when it comes to Miguel, we’ve been talking about his father from the very beginning of the series. It’s something that has always been sort of in our minds, that we would explore where Miguel came from and who his father was at some point. Just as Miguel is sort of feeling late in the season that he and Johnny are the strongest footing they’ve ever had, the scene at the end of episode eight happens, where Johnny is drunk. And it’s reminiscent of Miyagi being drunk in Karate Kid. And Miguel comes in there and is taking care of him. And there’s this loving sort of scene between the two of them, which ends with Johnny saying, ‘I love you too, Robby.’”
Hurwitz also talks about the scene when Johnny tells him to be a man during the All Valley Karate Tournament. The co-creator adds that “Miguel’s interpretation of that is not going back on the mat, it’s following what is in his heart and what is important for him to explore in his world.” Hurwitz adds that Miguel will try his hardest to find his father, despite the fact his father doesn’t even know he even exists.
There have been a few theories circulating online about who Miguel’s father could possibly be, with some claiming that he may be a current character in the show. Hopefully, Cobra Kai season 5 will give Miguel and the audience some answers. It will be interesting to see his character development bloom even more, with Miguel already being a fan-favorite due to his willingness and drive to overcome the many life challenges he has experienced thus far.
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