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Squid Game 2: Lee Jung Jae Expresses Excitement to Return as Seung Gi Hoon

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Lee Jung Jae shares his excitement for the much-awaited premiere of Netflix’s Squid Game 2.

During an interview for his upcoming movie Hunt, the award-winning actor discussed his thoughts about the highly anticipated sequel.

Lee Jung Jae on Returning as Seung Gi Hoon

The 49-year-old actor was asked about the director’s plans for Squid Game 2, he politely answered that they never spoke about the upcoming sequel after being confirmed that he will reprise his role as Seung Gi Hoon.

“Director Hwang Dong-hyuk even came to the afterparty of Hunt VIP Premiere, but I didn’t ask him anything. After knowing that I would star in the work, I didn’t ask anything,” he said, as obtained by KBizoom.

As for his appearance in the forthcoming season 2, Lee Jung Hae expressed his excitement and said that he is looking forward to “see Seung Gi Hoon’s feelings from the first scene to the end.”

In addition, he also pointed out how the first impression of a character is very important.

“There are many times when my feelings while acting on the set were different from that when I read the scenario, but I don’t ask anything because I think I might lose my first impression of the work if I get just a little information,” the award-winning actor explained.

Lee Jung Jae plays one of the hundreds of debt-ridden participants in the death-defying game in order to take home the 45.6 billion won cash prize.

Interestingly, apart from the actor-director, Lee Byung Hun is confirmed to join the second season, reprising his role as The Frontman.

In addition, the director also hints that The Salesman at the train station, played by Gong Yoo “might be back.”

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Squid Game 2: What We Know So Far?

It can be recalled that the creator and director of the Netflix blockbuster series Hwang Dong Hyuk officially announced that Squid Game 2 is getting renewed.

In a statement released through the streaming giant, the renowned filmmaker said “It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever.”

Although the dystopian K-drama is getting a green light, viewers need to wait a little longer as executive producer Kim Ji Yeon tells Tudum that the team is still working on the script.

The Netflix official also admitted that creating Squid Game 2 has “a lot of pressure” especially since millions of viewers are looking forward to the show and have enjoyed the first season, but the executive producer assured that they “we’re focusing on how to make it even more joyful to the global audience.”

While Lee Jung Jae and Netflix are tight-lipped about what to expect on Squid Game 2, Director Hwang Dong Hyuk previously shared in his interviews that they target to release the series on Halloween of 2024.

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