Karate’s bad boy may be heading back to town in the Cobra Kai 4 season. Sean Kanan, who played Mike Barnes in the Karate Kid III movie, recently teased that he might join the Cobra Kai cast.
Cobra Kai, season 4, is currently filming in Atlanta for the next few months. Kanan could easily be the latest cast member from the original Karate Kid movies to appear in the series, following Elizabeth Shue, Yuji Okumoto and Tamlyn Tomite.
Kanan hinted at a possible camera for FanRoom Live, saying, “I’ve talked to the producers several times, so all I can say is that we saw a little clip of Mike Barnes in season 3, and if I had to say, I don’t know I don’t see the last of him. We’ll see. “
If you need a refresh for the Karate Kid Part III, Mike was a fearsome professional karate fighter hired by the evil mogul Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith), an old friend of John Kreese (Martin Kove). Terry was determined to take revenge on Daniel La Russ (Ralph Macchio) and Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) on behalf of his friend.
Mike was to defeat Daniel at the All Valley Karate tournament in exchange for part of the ownership of the new Cojo Kai dojos. But Daniel prevailed and the good guys triumphed over the bad guys.
Mike’s appearance in Cobra Kai season 4 would make sense. At the end of season 3, Kreese telephoned an unknown person. Fans assume the recipient is Terry Silver, as Kreese looks at a photo from their Vietnam War days. The call also takes place right after Kreese challenged Daniel and his former student Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) to a dojo duel at the All Valley tournament.
It’s no big leap to assume that Cobra Kai season 4 will bring back Terry Silver, who also opens the window for Mike Barnes.
“I think (the creators) would like to work with everyone,” Kanan told Desert Sun. “At least 50 people a day hit me on Instagram asking me if I was going back to the fourth season. I think there’s a sure possibility, but I can’t confirm or deny it.”