Several media outlets were buzzing on Tuesday (Jun 15) with reports that Itaewon Class actor Park Seo-joon may be joining the cast of The Marvels, the sequel to the 2019 hit, Captain Marvel. The scoop was attributed to industry representatives.
The 32-year-old actor’s agency, Awesome ENT, however, has simply said: “No comment”.
According to Soompi, Park is said to be heading to the US in the second half of this year to work on the film, after he wraps up filming on Concrete Utopia, the disaster thriller co-starring Lee Byung-hun and Park Bo-young.
If the rumours do turn out to be true, Park will join other Korean stars who have appeared in a Marvel movie, namely, Claudia Kim in Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Ma Dong-seok in Eternals. Ma, who was also in Train To Busan, has one of the lead roles in the highly anticipated Phase 4 Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film by Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao.
The Marvels, another Phase 4 MCU release, is scheduled for November 2022 and will see actress Brie Larson reprising her role as the superhero. Confirmed cast members in the sequel include Teyonah Parris and Iman Vellani.
Park has appeared in numerous Korean drama series, including What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim and Kill Me, Heal Me. He also had a cameo in the 2019 film, Parasite.