Squid Game 2 Update: Director Hwang Dong Hyuk Reveals Two Big Names Returning For The Much-Awaited Sequel

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Hwang Dong Hyung dishes out the cast members who will reprise their roles in Squid Game season 2.

The creator behind the Netflix blockbuster series confirmed to Deadline the two main stars who are set to return for the much-awaited sequel.

Squid Game Director Confirms Lee Jung Jae and Lee Byung Hun for Season 2

The 50-year-old director revealed that lead stars Lee Jung Jae and Lee Byung Hun would be among the official cast of Squid Game season 2.

"Gi-hun for sure. He will be back, and I believe the Front Man will come back too," he said during Deadline's annual Contenders Television at Paramount Studios.

To recall, the award-winning actor took on the role of player 456, the debt-ridden Ssangmun-dong native who became the sole winner of the 45.6 billion won cash prize, approximately translates to $38,122,800.

Meanwhile, Lee Byung Hun played the role of the mysterious frontman, who is police officer Hwang Jun Ho's (Wi Ha Joon) missing brother.

In Squid Game season 1, it was revealed that The Front Man used to be a winner of the game but ended up working for the organization.

Squid Game Director Teases Fans with Possible Comeback of Jung Ho Yeon in Season 2

Apart from the duo, Deadline previously shared an interview with the Squid Game creator, teasing fans about the possible comeback of Jung Ho Yeon, who played North Korean defector Kang Sae Byeok.

Per the media outlet, Director Hwang Dong Hyuk shared updates regarding the highly anticipated season 2 and told the audience during the PGA Awards ceremony that he is working on season 2.

"There will be more great games, that's all I can say," he assured the crown, adding, "I'm just still brainstorming and collecting the ideas for season 2. I haven't even started with the writing yet."

Sparking the crowd's excitement, the South Korean filmmaker says that most of the cast will not return for season 2 "because most of them are dead."

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However, the screenwriter and director said that he would "try something to bring them back to Season 2" and turned to lead star Jung Ho Yeon, saying, "Let's say maybe she has a twin sister, you'll see," to which the runway model and actress replied enthusiastically saying "I could change my hair color. Let's do a little like plastic surgery."

Lee Byung Hun and Lee Jung Jae's Current and Upcoming Projects Other Than Squid Game 2

While there's no confirmation yet regarding Squid Game season 2 release date, the two confirmed casts are headlining current and upcoming projects this 2022.

For Lee Jung Jae, he has officially wrapped up his directorial debut for the soon-to-be-released movie Hunt, together with the equally talented Jung Woo Sung and Jeon Hye Jin as the lead star.

Interestingly, apart from being the director, he is also joining the cast as the lead character Park Pyung Ho.

Hunt is also his movie comeback after the blockbuster movie Deliver Us from Evil.

Meanwhile, Lee Byung Hun is currently headlining the cast of the star-studded K-drama Our Blues with Shin Min Ah, Kim Woo Bin, Lee Jung Eun, Cha Seung Won, and more.

In addition, he is also in talks to star in the upcoming series Here directed by It's Okay, That's Love and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo director, alongside Han Ji Min, Shin Min Ah and Nam Joo Hyuk.

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