Ji Sung decides not to become Iron Man
And there goes my reason for watching. I suppose the good or the bad of it depends on how much you were looking forward to Iron Man, KBS’s fall Wednesday-Thursday drama about a hero who sprouts knives from his body. Ji Sung (Secret) was being courted to headline the fantasy series as its superhero, but he ultimately turned the project down. I wonder if he considered it expecting to get a logical explanation for “He sprouts knives from his body as a manifestation of his paaaain,” and then discovered that there wasn’t one? Or that he might not want to star in a drama about Wolverine called Iron Man?
I know, the drama could actually be cool when all is said and done. It’s just that it raises another red flag when Ji Sung walks away from you. I was mostly torn about the crazy-sounding premise and Ji Sung potentially being paired with Shin Se-kyung (When a Man Loves), so I’m not all that disappointed as long as Ji Sung returns to dramaland in something else. For the show’s sake, let’s hope the reason he passed on the project was for scheduling purposes and not because of the script or issues with the production.
Shin Se-kyung is still considering the role of the meddlesome heroine who helps turn the hero into a “real person” (we’re not told if he’s a mutant, alien, cyborg, or a manboy in need of a metaphor). The drama will tell their love story as he comes to terms with his powers and his pain. Writing is Kim Gyu-wan of Cinderella’s Sister, and PD Kim Yong-soo of Sword and Flower is directing. The search is on for a new Iron Man, and quick, someone get Ji Sung a new drama to star in, stat.
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