Ben Wang has been chosen to play the new 'Karate Kid' in Sony's latest installment of the franchise, uniting iconic actors Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio.

After a global search, Ben Wang, known for his role in the Disney+ series 'American Born Chinese,' was cast as the titular character in the new 'Karate Kid' movie, which sees the return of Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio to their franchise roles. The film, directed by Jonathan Entwistle and set for a December 13, 2024 release, has yet to reveal plot details but continues the legacy of the series that has spawned the successful 'Cobra Kai' Netflix series.