On Wednesday, last year’s surprise hit that served up a healthy dose of 80s nostalgia, Cobra Kai, will return for it’s highly anticipated second season. The last minutes of the season one finale brought back a familiar face to fans of the franchise in Sensei John Kreese, played by actor Martin Kove.
William Zabka, who plays Johnny Lawrence, recently spoke with /Film and discussed how Johnny is preparing for the return of his old sensei, John Kreese, you can check out what he had to say below.
“Well, yes. I think that Johnny’s giving Kreese a trial run. Kreese coming back into his life, Johnny’s all about second chances and if he’s going to apply it to himself, he has to apply it to his old sensei. He seems to be coming with good intentions and he’s trying to help him out, but at the same time, Johnny has a lot of memories. He’s got an eyeball on him the whole time. Having Kreese in his dojo is a lot like having your father looking over your shoulder at everything you do. There’s a little bit of a consciousness that Kreese is there and he’s trying to impress him and he’s also hopefully going to take Kreese on the ride of transforming Cobra Kai. Kreese comes from a different school of thought and their ideas aren’t lining up, so all that was great playing with Marty Kove. Off camera we have a very much father/son relationship and a love between us. The two characters, it was very natural to have this kind of dysfunctional love between the two guys and an old kind of hard headed alpha guy trying to lead the show. They both have different ideas.”
Fans surely remember the old Kreese, unforgiving of failure, brutal, and of course never showed mercy. Kreese being old and set in his ways it doesn’t seem likely Johnny Lawrence is going to get him on board with his new brand of Cobra Kai, it looks like we’re in for a master/learner showdown at some point this season, as well as a rematch between Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso.
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