Although there has been no official announcement for another season of Squid Game, fans of the hit series have continued to come up with the theories for Squid Game 2.
The ending of Squid Game has left viewers with many questions. What is the real identity of Player 001, the old man Oh Il Nam (Oh Young Soo) and how can he create such a game? Ki Hoon (Lee Jung Jae) returns to Squid Game to make more money or take down the game? Is the police officer Hwang Jun Ho (Wi Ha Joon) still alive? Does the Front Man (Lee Byung Hun) regret shooting his brother?
Fans of the series have come up with many speculations for Squid Game season 2. Let’s walk through the important details included by director Hwang Dong Hyuk to hint the audience at the continuation of Squid Game!
One of the main characters in the series is Ki Hoon played by Lee Jung Jae. What makes him decide to participate in the game is the huge amount of debts he bears, the illness of his mother, and being able to regain the custody of his daughter – who is preparing to move to the US with her stepfather.
Upon entering Squid Game, Ki Hoon reunites with a friend who grew up in the same neighborhood as him, Cho Sang Woo (Park Hae Soo). Like the rest of the players, Sang Woo is also facing financial difficulties and has debts of up to billions of won, not to mention many other crimes.
The true identity of Player 001 Oh Il Nam
Squid Game is no ordinary game as it consists of many rounds of survival games that are physically, emotionally and mentally tough. Oh Il Nam – the oldest player is considered the most vulnerable because of his age. However, he overcomes the Red Light Green Light, Honeycomb and even becomes the tactician for his group to win the Tug of War game. He only loses at the game of marbles .
After going through hardships together, Ki Hoon is extremely sad when he assumes that Oh Il Nam passes away. However, at the end of the series, the male lead is shocked when he learns that Oh Il Nam is actually the host of Squid Game. In the latter part of the series, Ki Hoon decides to go see and talk to Oh Il Nam at the hospital.
Without finishing what he wants to say, Oh Il Nam dies from a brain tumor, making the Front Man officially the master of the game. Viewers hope that Squid Game season 2 will explore more about Oh Il Nam’s true identity as well as the process of how Squid Game is established.
Ki Hoon is determined to destroy the Squid Game
Witnessing many good people passed away in Squid Game, Ki Hoon decided to stay in Korea instead of flying to America to visit his daughter. He wants to prove to Oh Il Nam – representing the rich and rich, that there is still kindness in life. Despite the game’s staff urging Ki Hoon that he shouldn’t join a second time, Lee Jung Jae’s character is determined to enter ‘Squid Game’ one more time.
Many audiences hope that Ki Hoon will be stronger, more assertive, and self-reliant than season 1. Because so many teammates have died because of Ki Hoon, he will certainly not die in vain in part 2.
The fate of the brothers Hwang Jun Ho – Hwang In Ho
Hwang Jun Ho – the handsome policeman who came very close to destroying ‘Squid Game’ but was shot in the shoulder and fell into the sea by his brother who he was looking for – Hwang In Ho aka Front Man (Lee Byung Hun). As people often say, there’s no corpse means that the man is still alive, Hwang Jun Ho is expected to reappear, joining hands with Ki Hoon to destroy ‘Squid Game’.
About Front Man (Lee Byung Hun), because he worships the ‘Squid Game’ or the power it brings, he is ready to kill his own brother. However, he is haunted by Hwang In Ho’s departure. How will this affect the new “boss” of Squid Game? How can he climb from a winning contestant to the position of Front Man?
Immediately after its release, Squid Game became a trending topic on social media worldwide and has even been compared to Japanese survival game dramas such as ‘As the Gods Will’ and ‘Alice in Borderland’
So far neither Netflix nor Siren Pictures Inc has made an official statement regarding the release of ‘Squid Game’ sequel. Based on public demand and positive responses from viewers, Netflix definitely can’t ignore the lucrative profit from ‘Squid Game’ and will produce season 2 soon!