It looks like Marvel is adding another talented Korean actor to its ranks. According to reports from Korean outlets, dramatic actor Park Seo-Joon will film a role in Nia DiCosta’s The Marvels later this year. The report specifies that Seo-Joon will depart for the United States during the second half of 2021, following the completion of filming for his webtoon adaptation Concrete Utopia. Supposing the rumor is true, Seo-Joon will become the second South Korean star to join the MCU. Ma Dong Seok will appear as Gilgamesh in Chloe Zhao’s Eternals.
When asked to comment on the report, the actor’s agency Awesome ENT gave a short, simple, and suspicious response:
The Seoul actor is known for his roles in dramas and thrillers. He found initial success with appearances in 2015’s Kill Me, Heal Me, and The Chronicles of Evil, before rising to stardom with leading roles in 2017’s Midnight Runners and tvN’s romantic comedy series What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim. It’s unknown what role he could be taking in The Marvels, but he joins a cast that includes Zawe Ashton, Iman Vellani, Teyonah Parris, and Brie Larson.
The latter three will reprise their MCU roles as Kamala Khan, Monica Rambeau, and Carol Danvers, better known as all three titular Marvels. The Captain Marvel sequel will act as the first time we see the superhero trio team up, following respective debuts in both the first film and Ms. Marvel. Up-and-coming director DaCosta will helm the film as a follow-up to her new installment in the Candyman franchise.