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First look at Warrior Baek Dong-soo

Here’s our first look at upcoming fusion sageuk Warrior Baek Dong-soo, the comic book adaptation which stars Ji Chang-wook as our righteous hero Baek Dong-soo and Yoo Seung-ho as the (seemingly Mi-shil-esque) villain/rival Yeo-woon.

To be honest, I can’t tell from these images whether the drama’s going to be awesomely action-and-thrills-packed fusion fare, or campy Peter Pan-y stuff. The plain photos make it look like the latter but I’m hoping for the former, since I’m always drawn to Robin Hood-like setups; they’re the ultimate underdog stories, aren’t they? Maybe all they need is a good Photoshop job.

Plus, I’m already looking forward to the good-versus-evil-hotness rivalry between our boys Dong-soo and Yeo-woon, which will undoubtedly be heightened by the fact that these two train together in secret practice sessions as children (as you can see in the stills below). Dong-soo becomes known as an expert swordsman, perhaps the best around — but you can bet your bottom dollar Yeo-woon’s a close second and will be challenging him in no time.

Their graduation from boyhood friends to enemies will be key to building the tension between their adult selves, as Dong-soo joins the king’s guard and Yeo-woon becomes part of a group planning to assassinate him. It’s kind of like City Hunter, now that I think of it, only the conflict is bromance rather than romance — both strong setups, both things I am an utter sucker for.

Aside from the boys, the drama also stars Yoon So-yi (Hero), who plays Jin-ju, who’s dressed in male garb below. (She’s kind of got the Peter Pan vibe going, no?)

Jin-ju has grown up as part of a gang of righteous bandits, the kind of people who are technically breaking the law but do so in the name of the greater good. She has a bright personality, who confronts the world fearlessly and with a strong sense of justice. Her feelings for Dong-soo are described as noble and pure, and their love of the “fateful” variety. (Let’s just hope that the invocation of fate doesn’t point to a tragic end! It always makes me nervous, since these Korean dramas sure love their angsty, dramatic twists of fate.)

Warrior Baek Dong-soo began filming at the end of April, and is set for a July 4 premiere (it’ll follow Lie To Me on SBS).

Via E Today, Chosun

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sorry but im not getting anything other than peter pan here

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i dont know if i should say this but i really wanted some kim bum here! :(

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Agree with you

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Definitely agreed. And they really should have photoshopped the wires out..

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those aren't the final photos though. they're sorta like bts pictures for the actual shoot.

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yup agreed! kim bum would have been good

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Agreed - especially with his awesome hair... ^^ I hate the mulletesque look Ji Chang Wook is sporting here.

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Can't wait for Lie To Me to end!

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LOL!

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That is what I thought after reading the article.

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lmao, sadly I agree :)

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Heheheheheh! =D =D

..........Oh yeah? BRING IT ON!!!!

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right there with you HAHAH

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Yoo Seung Ho's image really reminds me of Bidam in the promo pictures.

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Except Kim Nam Gil is WAY hotter. Yoo Seung-ho is young & cute, but I'm finding it difficult to see him in that "manly" wig >_>;

I can't help but think that the cast is too young for my liking. Is it how it suppose to be like that in the Manwha?
I know they're all above legal age, but I don't think I can take them seriously while they're fighting for revenge blood/doing Robin-hood acts...all with their baby faces .__.;

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But wait till he brings on the dark, brooding expressions!
He-who-brings-eternal-damnation-to-countless-numbers, we await you. ;)

Dammit, where's the Bucket?!

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I do concede that the picture doesn't do him justice, though. O_o

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Haha I hope I'm proved wrong =D

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Yay Ji Chang Wook! <3

Those pics with the wires aren't the official promo shots, they're just BTS shots of the shoot. I don't get the Peter Pan vibe at all. lol, where did that come from? If it's because of the wire-fu, plenty of saeguks have had wire action.

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Yoo Seung-ho looks like a young Bidam.

I'm excited for the kids. They hardly ever disappoint, I wish I can say the same for the adults.

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Oh! I really liked the main lead in drama 'Smile Donghae'. He is super cute. i wonder how can he play a warrior? Anyway, waiting!

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In this drama Seung ho will die and in City Hunter Minho will die. I can bet on that.

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i like Ji Changwook, but i sorta wish he wasn't SO happy/smiley during this shoot lol. it gives me the impression that this drama will be childish

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LOL! you can clearly see the wires behind them.

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Would be awesome if Kim Bum would be there but oh well. Even if it is going to be like Peter Pan or Robin Hood, I will probably be watching it anyway.

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I hope it doesn't turn out to be about some girly boys.

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Those look have a hong gil dong feel.

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Aaaaargh! OMG! I'm so excited, sorry.
Look at Yeo Jin-gu. He has more talent in his littlest toenail than the person who'll be playing his adult counterpart, but still... Eeeee! Can't wait!

I actually have faith in Lee Hyun-jik, the PD, hopefully this won't be some laughable cheesefest. He's kind of similar in style to Yoo In-shik who made a huge leap from Bad Family to Giant last year and proved himself, hopefully Lee Hyun-jik is following in the same vein.
Besides, the Jamyunggo PD is set to be co-directing, right? I thought the latter was very well directed.

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Ohhh.. Yeo Jin Gu!

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Four words people: This looks really dumb.

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Already looking forward to LTM to end it's run.

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im waiting for miss ripley recap...please please can u recap just for the first episode....

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Totally love the kid from Giant, he really is my favorite young actor!

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OF COURSE! I really enjoy watched Yeo Jin Goo from that drama "Giant" but he really impresssed me, mm! =D

I love him as a young, cute child actor!!! ^_______^

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me too i love him as well...cant wait till hes older and doing lead actor work.....hes a little hottie in the making and amazingly talented

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Woot Woot! =D

I WILL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS, OFC! ^_____^

Ah, I am sure that this drama might be interesting to watch what it look like that. Heh! (nods)

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To be honest, it kind of just looks like Hong Gil Dong Jr. <_<

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Only I probably won't be watching it.

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hm yea agreed this looks boring already.

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I only watch it for Ji Chang wook and Yoo Seungho because the all the female casts are MEH.

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*all the female casts

argh I hate typo. :(

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Two of my fave child actors!!! The boy who played young LJK in Time bet Dog and Wolf (or young Ji Sung in Kim Soo Ro) and the boy who played young LJK in Iljimae (or young Ji Sung in Swallow the Sun). For some reason, I find very amusing that they both played the young versions of the same actors.

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wow the kid who played LJK in TBDAW??......hes all grown up!...he looks a bit like matsuda shota...the guy in the japanese BOF

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waww... look like Bidam..Yoo seung Ho take this role because the dark character might be shinning just like Bidam...whoa...my second lead addiction in Saeguk will continue...Yeom Moon (EOTS), prince in Hong Gil Dong, Do Jin in Kingdom in the Wind....

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I guess photo quality can make all the difference, but these photos look plain and...well, cheap. Like the production quality is cheap. Hopefully I'm wrong and it'll actually be dark and cool.

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The longer I stare at the outfits the worse they look. *squints* Like... a little too neat and perfect patchwork to actually be patchwork kinda thing going on. And tbh I am getting a very young vibe from these pictures and stills, younger even than the average age of the cast. Like Saturday morning hijinks followed by Power Rangers or something. I don't even know why I keep looking, I'm not going to watch this. O.o

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hrmm... Ji Chang Wook will look better with less smile more serious look and they both look blah with the hair.. Yoo Sueng Ho does look like Bidam when he is younger.. but, i agree that Kim Nam Gil is way HOTTER... ^^ Still do not know who the the two actresses.. well, looking forward to the trailer to see if I am gonna watch this or not....

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It looks like it might be hit or miss.
So far... meh.

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I don't trust dramas that cast such young actors as their leads.

Unless I hear this drama is brilliant, I probably won't watch.

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I didn't think it was physically possible to make yoo seung ho this ugly, but i stand corrected.

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I might give this a shot for YSY (liked her in the film "Arahan").

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Good thing they picked Ji Chang Wook for this project.
He's a lot hotter and cuter than Kim Bum IMHO.
Good Luck Ji Chang Wook on your new show! :)

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i agree with you, he's more charming than Kim bum no offense to fans coz i like KB too but this is a lot better with JCW, i luv this young actor, he's awesome in both sons of sol pharm & smile dong hae!

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Wow...the guy in red totally remind me of Shota Matsuda...
his eyes and lips for sure even his glare..no wonder since Shota is quarter Korean...

yoo seung ho is look like JGS chara in Hong gil dong!!!

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hmm .. i would've appreciated it more if the pics were photoshopped ..this somehow reminds me of SKKS days lol

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Yoo Seung-ho's "Mishil-esque" character looks like Bidam, don't you think???

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