‘Squid Game 2’ to Possibly Focus on Front Man Lee Byung Hun and Wi Ha Joon’s Character

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PD Hwang Dong Hyuk teases fans about his thoughts regarding the highly anticipated "Squid Game" season 2.

In his interview with CNN Film School, the South Korean director got honest about the much-awaited sequel.

Director Hints at Highlighting Lee Byung Hun and Wi Ha Joon's Past in 'Squid Game 2'

The 50-year-old filmmaker, who also wrote the smash-hit Netflix series, reiterated that "nothing has been decided exactly yet," regarding "Squid Game" season 2. Still, if there is a possibility of creating it, he mentioned highlighting the story of the Front Man and police officer Hwang Jun Ho.

He is referring to Lee Byung Hun's character Hwang In Ho a.k.a the Front Man, who is overseeing the activities, and his younger brother, played by Wi Ha Joon.

The PD shared that if "Squid Game 2" did push through, the sequel would focus on their past, which was not discussed in season 1.

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"The past of 'Front Man' has not been explained yet, and the story of Jun Ho as a police officer, these things were not explained in season 1. So, if we do season 2, I will explain that part first," director Hwang Dong Hyuk said in the interview.

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 Not only that, but he also cited Gong Yoo's character, the mysterious salesman at the train station, who would possibly appear in season 2.

"The story of a man carrying a ticket in the bag in which actor Gong Yoo played the role will also be discussed," he explained.

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To recall, amid the demand of millions of "Squid Game" fans for season 2, the director initially revealed that he and the team didn't have any plans to have another sequel.

However, with the massive success of the nine-episode series around the world, it appears that they are thinking twice to roll out the possibility of creating another season.

"There's nothing confirmed at the moment, but so many people are enthusiastic that I'm really contemplating it," the PD added.

Within just weeks after the South Korean thriller series was released, it became such a huge hit and managed to surpass the achievement of Song Kang's "Sweet Home," Spanish series "Money Heist," and even the period drama "Bridgerton" as the biggest Netflix show ever.

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PD Hwang Dong Hyuk 'Worried' About 'Squid Game 2'
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During his interview, he also got honest and admitted that he is "worried" about creating a sequel given that it is "too big to write, produce, and direct a series alone."

Unfortunately, the Netflix series also took a huge toll on his health, revealing that he lost six teeth while filming due to intense stress.

"Squid Game" is a story about 456 debt-ridden participants whose goal is to take home a whopping grand prize of 45.6 billion won or $38 million.

The catch here is that players must survive the six-round games featuring traditional Korean children's games. Losers will be shot, and only one winner will take home the staggering cash prize.

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Written by Geca Wills

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