Cobra Kai fans, Terry Silver is back! The martial arts comedy-drama will air on September 9 this year, and what better news for fans of the series than hearing that Terry Silver will be back in Season 5 as the main villain? And seems like he stuck to his roots of getting his way no matter what.
Terry Silver first appeared in the Karate Kid franchise back in 1989’s Karate Kid Part III, where he saw defeat at the hands of Mr. Miyagi. Now the piano-playing villain is returning as the main villain in Cobra Kai season five, and the creators of the series have some spicy words about what Silver will be doing to achieve his ultimate goal.
Terry Silver Will Be As Cunning As Ever
During a red carpet interview at the Paleyfest event, one of the creators of the Cobra Kai series, Josh Heald gives us an insight into what Daniel LaRusso will be like, revealing that he’s going to try a new way to overcome his opponents in season five-
“It’s a new look from Daniel, a fighting look. He’s got a score to settle and has some vengeance and he’s maybe going to do this not in the traditional way.”
A drift away from the traditional ways of defeating your foe? Sounds exciting!
As for season five’s main villain, nothing seems to have changed for Terry Silver (Thomas Ian Griffith), who now has control of the Cobra Kai dojo. Another creator of the TV series, Hayden Schlossberg, gives us some spicy details about Silver’s character in the new season-
“You get to see Terry Silver’s vision fully realized. Back in Karate Kid III, he had this vision of Cobra Kai taking over the valley and you saw him grab that mic yet again. He’s ready to rock and he’s a force to be reckoned with.”
It looks like Season Five will give us a lot of laughs, but it surely doesn’t rule out the idea of seeing Terry Silver and Daniel LaRusso have an ultimate showdown at the end of the season.
How Cobra Kai Star Ralph Macchio Prepared For His Role In Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders
The Outsiders is Francis Ford Coppola’s impressive coming-of-age drama movie that also kicked off the brat pack genre in the 1980s. The 1983 movie was also notable for its inclusion of The Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio in its cast of young actors.
Macchio played the role of a kid named Johnny Cade, who comes from a poor family and was living with abusive parents in his household. Macchio had already read the book that the movie was based on, and in an attempt to create an authentic representation of Cade from the book, he took some extreme measures.
Back in an interview with Parade Magazine in 2017, he recalls the time when Coppola asked him to do extra for his role by going as far as living on $4 for one whole day-
“I slept outside one night under newspapers just like Johnny did, and it was not fun. I developed a walk where his toes were pointed in a bit.”
That’s quite the extreme length that an actor of his age went to all so that he could create the authentic look of a poor kid, but it did work. The Outsiders was met with critical acclaim during its release, and most of the applause went to the performances by the young upcoming cast, of which Macchio was a part.
Cobra Kai is currently streaming on Netflix, and its fifth season will release on September 9 this year.