Based on what was recently revealed by the director in an interview, Squid Game season 2 will probably be even more thrilling, frenetic and gripping than ever!
Only 25 days after its release, Squid Game has attracted 111 million viewers on Netflix and become the most successful production of this online streaming platform. The success of Squid Game was predictable as the drama went viral all over the Internet, becoming a trend on social networks thanks to its unique, exciting and deadly survival games.
After the record-breaking performance of Squid Game, many viewers around the world are looking forward to Netflix’s announcement to renew the series for a 2nd season. Although there has not been any official news, Squid Game director Hwang Dong Hyuk has “teased” the storylines he could explore in season 2. Notably, what he revealed is completely different from the theories of netizens, which means Squid Game’s sequel is promised to be even more thrilling!
1. The male lead Gi Hun could become a supporting character?
Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, director Hwang explained that the ending of Squid Game – when Gi Hun (Lee Jung Jae) didn’t get on a plane to the States – did not necessarily mean that Gi Hun was going back to seek revenge. Instead, the closing scene can be interpreted as Gi Hun taking a look at the bigger picture, thereby doing what needs to be done to stop the Squid Game for good.
Although this ending opens up a huge and important future for the character development of Gi Hun, director Hwang expressed more interest in the characters “who are designing the games”. As such, these characters are likely to become the center of Squid Game season 2.
2. The police-frontman brothers will become an interesting, fascinating, and curious relationship in season 2
At the same time, the relationship between the policeman Jun Ho and the mysterious man in black (Lee Byung Hun) is also fascinating. At the end of the Squid Game, Jun Ho (Wi Ha Joon) discovers that his brother is the mysterious frontman. After that, the policeman was shot by his brother and fell into the sea. “If I do season 2, I want to explore more of that content. What’s going on between them?” – Director Hwang hinted.
Many viewers also believe that the character Jun Ho is still alive. Throughout the first season, this character has not made any concrete impact on the existence of the Squid Game. At the same time, the shoulder wound was not a fatal one. Therefore, Jun Ho is likely to return in the next season.
The actor Wi Ha Joon who plays Jun Ho, also shared with Deadline: “I’m dying to know what happened to him. I want him to return alive, find his brother and ask him tons of questions. As a brother, I would ask him sincerely. As a detective, I want to explore the overall secrets behind the game as well. I really hope to see Jun-ho come back alive and explore all these questions. I hope to see a more brotherly-love side of their relationship as well.”
3. The return of actor Gong Yoo as the mysterious but charming salesman?
Besides, there is another character that director Hwang wants to bring back to Squid Game season 2. That character is the mysterious salesman of Squid Game, played by actor Gong Yoo. Until now, this character’s identity remains a mystery, raising dozens of questions for fans: What role does he play in the organization of the Squid Game? What made him work for this organization? Are there other Squid Game recruiters still active?
Squid Game has a nice ending, leaving the character’s future unanswered and setting the stage for the next seasons. Although not confirmed, based on what director Hwang has revealed, Squid Game season 2 will undoubtedly be even more insane, shocking, and appealing.