“Cobra Kai” has brought back numerous characters from the “Karate Kid” movies, in some cases turning hated characters into fan favorites as a result. In Cobra Kai season 6, Hilary Swank must now return, but how?
- Cobra Kai Season 6 will be the grand finale of the Netflix series.
- Fans are expecting the last major “Karate Kid” character to be brought back for it: Julie Pierce.
- How Hilary Swank could fit into the story is revealed in here.
Will we see Hilary Swank once again as Julie Pierce almost 30 years after “Karate Kid IV – The Next Generation”? So far, her return in Cobra KaI Season 6 of has not been confirmed, but as a series sequel to the “Karate Kid” saga, the Netflix production actually brings back all the important characters from the films.
With Cobra Kai Season 6 now set to be the series finale, there’s not much time left to bring Hilary Swank on board. Swank herself and the producers of “Cobra Kai” have already expressed interest in a reunion with Julie Pierce, so we can be cautiously optimistic.
But how does Julie fit into the story of “Cobra Kai”? While Julie was also taught by Miyagi-san, she never met Daniel or Johnny, so she won’t be returning as an old friend. We have three possible explanations for you through which Julie could be made to appear in a meaningful way in Cobra Kai season 6.
Cobra Kai Season 6: Julie is the mother of Tory
Who is Tory’s mother? “Cobra Kai” has not answered this question yet. Of course, Tory’s mother could simply be an unimportant character who plays no further role in the story, but it’s noticeable that Tory has mentioned her mother several times without us ever getting to see her.
It has already been suggested that Tory’s mother might be ill, which is why Tory has to work so much and has learned to fend for herself. So could Julie be Tory’s mother? It’s not out of the question, but it would be a bit strange if Julie passively accepted for five seasons that her daughter became the best fighter in the Cobra Kai dojo due to the wrong influence.
At the same time, Julie would have a talented successor in this way through Tory, and the series would be venturing into something new by making Julie a tragic figure whose karate days are long behind her.
Cobra Kai Season 6: Julie becomes Tory’s mentor
If Julie and Tory are not related, there would still be a way to connect their stories. In season 5, Tory said goodbye to Cobra Kai, but now she no longer has a dojo. She might rejoin Kreese, who escaped from prison, but there would be a more hopeful possibility through Julie.
As a mentor, Julie would be a breath of fresh air, because although she and Daniel both learned from Miyagi-san, Julie might have understood and developed Miyagi’s teachings in a different way.
Julie trains another dojo at the Sekai Taikai Tournament
In Season 6, the focus is on the Sekai Taikai Tournament. The international karate competition will not only attract students from Cobra Kai, Miyagi-do and Eagle Fang, but also previously unknown dojos.
So here it would be easy to bring back Julie Pierce as a sensei. With a dojo from another city, state, or even country, it would also explain why we have never seen her at a tournament in the Valley.
An appearance of this nature would also be a good starting point for a spin-off. It’s already been hinted that Netflix is considering “Cobra Kai” spin-offs, and the Sekai Taikai definitely introduces us to numerous different dojos that also bring new stories through new students.
So the final season of “Cobra Kai” might just be the kickoff for a Julie Pierce spin-off. “Karate Kid” fans would surely be excited about this and directly theorize on when and how Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence will return in the new series!