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Lee Dong-wook becomes Iron Man

Well that only took forever. We were gettin’ down to the wire here, and I started to fear that Joseon Gunman’s extension had to do with its follow-up drama’s drama. But KBS’s upcoming supernatural series Iron Man finally has its hero in Lee Dong-wook, who’s just barely coming off the set of his last drama Hotel King. Eh, I hear rest is overrated anyway.

He’s reportedly in final negotiations, and most stories call it a nearly done deal. Meanwhile leading lady Shin Se-kyung (When a Man Loves) has confirmed, which isn’t a huge surprise since she’s been attached to the project through multiple rounds of hero searches. The pairing actually seems best in this round, though I wouldn’t watch a drama for either actor — I like Lee Dong-wook and he can be good, but I don’t follow him from project to project, and well, I try to avoid things Shin Se-kyung does.

The drama comes from writer Kim Gyu-wan (Cinderella’s Sister, Piano) and PD Kim Yong-soo (Sword and Flower, Equator Man), and tells the story of a wealthy man with a prickly demeanor who suddenly develops a supernatural ability. It’s described as knives sprouting from his body, leaving him covered in scars. Well, if there’s one thing I know from watching Lee Dong-wook in dramas, it’s that he’ll look really good while showing us those scars. Repeatedly. In the shower.

Shin Se-kyung plays a meddlesome heroine who butts into the hero’s life and helps him become “a real person,” whatever the heck that means, and they fall in love as he learns to deal with his inner pain and his newfound… skill? Curse? Adamantium-laced skeleton? Your guess is as good as mine.

Iron Man follows Joseon Gunman and premieres September 10.

Via My Daily

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Me on twitter: But those shower scenes... What if he starts rusting?

issy and shuk: Obviously someone has to oil him down first...

Me: O.O I didn't know you could do that. I am not worthy...

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i almost spilt my drink over my laptop reading this. LOL!

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Mary -

Off topic, but Substitute Princess! Did you write the dialog for that show?

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My lawyer has advised me not to comment on the matter.

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OMG John...I though the same thing watching it last night!!! LMAO!!!

I also wondered if Mary needed oxygen to get through the episode and if she now needs a new remote as I am sure the rewind button was put to good use. :)

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*laughing*

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LOL
Hi Mary. Qre you enjoying Rims new drama?

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Hi Mary! Did you see Song Jaerim in Zhang Liyin's new music video? :)

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Yes! Hihihahaha. Hot daddy Rim. (That kinda sounded wrong...)

Plus, there's a GIANT FISH in that MV. It's like the Universe is sending me a sign.

PS Sorry Wookie-yah for hi-jacking your thread. I promise to help oil you to protect you from the... err.. elements.

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omg I feel really stupid asking this but who’s mary and why is she so popular it confuses me all the time

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She manages to put her SOng Jae Rim whenever even if the topic is not about him, it was so funny to see her clues.
I don't know if Song Jae Rim is the lead in his drama, but we are just happy for her and her oppa
Is the first who gets be recognized as official girlfriend

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I can't stop laughing - Pizza, I'm not laughing AT you, honest...it's just...we laugh all the time because every post gets hi-jacked by Mary fans these days and it's hilarious.

JB, GF - I think your next book needs an entry for Mary.

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"he’ll look really good while showing us those scars". Lol...all i know,that im melted watching lee dong wook for entire ep of HOtel king, why he is sooooooooooooooooooo damn great and handsome...awhhhh

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Nooooo!!! Why why??!!! He shouldn't accept the role. Love him but I dislike Shin Se-kyung. Her acting is so bleh and she doesn't give the vibe of active energy and passion in every role she played. She always looks so passive and lack of enthusiasm.... She is not a good actor, I dont feel her acting at all. Haiz, drama god is trickery!

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why her? Ugh. But it's a relief to know I"m not the only one who doesn't admire her.

After Hotel King, Lee Dong Wook should do a comedy.

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NoooooooOOOOOooooooo NOT Lee Dong Wook! Please don't accept or confirm or whatever to get you attached to this mess.

Why is this show already messy and bad!?

This day is filled with bad news drama wise(FTL among them) and personal! Sigh.

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"Well, if there’s one thing I know from watching Lee Dong-wook in dramas, it’s that he’ll look really good while showing us those scars. Repeatedly. In the shower."

Way to find the silver lining, Girlfriday. A very pretty, potentially messy (all them drooling and swooning fan girls) silver lining. Lol. I won't be watching but the fangirling on twitter, etcetera, should be fun.

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Why why why... O lee dong wook .. Pls don't do this...

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Lee Dong Wook, sure why not!

Shin Se Kyung... hmmmmmmm. Never mind. (Sorry). I've watched her several times and never been fascinated by her acting.

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edaward scissorhands in forJohnny Depp out for Shin Se Kyung..

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Ugh! Why??????????

I was planning to ditch this drama now I'll be forced to check it out because I love him somuch. But his leading lady... (shudders).

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Can't wait for this one to premiere so I can figure out what it's all about.

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How or why does she get cast in anything? "OK we need an actress who can internally express the emotions of the character but also has the skill NOT to show it. Yeah, that way we can keep the audience guessing."

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I think he needs to take a closer look at the script.

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Nevermind. Since "My Girl", Lee Dong Wook lost it, he can't pick a good drama to save his life. Wild Romance and Mandate of Heaven are the prooves. The only good drama he picked so far since MG was Scent of a Woman... I disappointed because I hoped this mess would never see the light of the day *le sigh*

I'll pass this drama.

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I thought his 2008 drama "La Dolce Vita" (by the writer of "Flames of Desire," "Queen Insoo" and "Cruel Palace") was critically acclaimed. Haven't seen it for myself, though. Any thoughts on it?

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Ah, I forgot he was in it! I heard about it but I don't like heavy melodrama so I passed this drama. Unfortunately, as far as I know, this drama was a flop. I believe it was because of the themes it used rather than the lack of quality since most of the heavy melodramas flop.

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La Dolce Vita was a rating miss, but was critically acclaimed among lots of viewers international and domestic, as far as I know. I watched it too and was absolutely floored - it's solid. Not perfect, but solid and meaty. Of course others shone more than LDW but personally I think his best acting role is still this one so yeah, I'd say don't write his potential off if you haven't seen him in this one.

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Cant agree more! La Dolce Vita has a very developed plot and great character depth, only downside is that the themes might be a little too dark and twisted. Excellent cast as well, the four leads did a superb job - especially the two veteran actors, and despite the occassional slips from LDW and PSY. I'll have to remind you that it is a melodrama though, so it wont be rainbows and unicorns.

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Wild romance is a wonderful quirky comedy.
I am fed up to hear everybody badmouthing in this place about it in Japan it was more succesful and its better than most of the dramas than be considered cool here.

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I liked Wild Romance as well. It was pretty funny.

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me too, i like wild romance too, the story is fun n make me kep watching the next episode

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Second that! Wild Romance was a delightful watch.

As for LDW as an actor, I just don't get all the raves heaped on him. Watching him in Hotel King, the description that comes to mind would be 'dour faced - stiff as a board'.
He performed much better in Wild Romance and 2005's My Girl.

Oh well, one man's meat is another man's poison I suppose!

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Yeah, WR is actually one of my all time favorite dramas. And, no, it wasn't one of my first dramas either (those would be Goong, Full House, and My Girl, haha)

It's quirky, suspenseful, romantic, funny...the only thing I didn't like about it was Jessica ><

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I actually thought both Wild Romance and Mandate of Heaven were okay, in different ways!

Wild Romance was pretty underrated, but I thought it was a good drama--albeit with some missteps, i.e. crazy psycho lady taking over the second half of the show--that was a refreshing change from the usual tropey rom-com offerings.

I agree that Mandate of Heaven turned out somewhat disappointing, but from a choosing projects perspective, the premise and initial scripts were good so I can understand why he picked it. The drama was actually not that bad either, I actually still don't understand why LDW couldn't handle his character and why his romance with SJH was so lifeless considering how much adorable chemistry they have going on in real life (as evidenced by his guest stints on Running Man).

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I actually loved Wild Romance and, of course, Scent of a Woman.

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This is a skip for me.

His project choices are on and then off a lot.

=P Hey, does Heads have time to want to rip out her eyes from her sockets enough to watch this failure in the making? *Jk* Heads' record is coming back around.

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Wow really? I swear I thought they'd get someone much more low profile for the main lead since two actors already rejected the part.

And is it just me or it feels like the production has no idea what the heck they're doing. Besides the WTF premise, I'm more baffled at the contrast in actors they're courting. First it was Ji Sung, then Park Shin-yang - who is so very different from the former - and then they end up LDW? It feels like they don't even have an age range they prefer or a type of acting style. Or is it more, we should just get whoever is ready to board a sinking ship?

Anyway, I'm definitely gone because SSK confirmed. Still, I'm really looking forward to how this eventually goes down. If it's good... I be shocked for years.

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I hope they change the lead actress... i don't like shin se kyung at all.... why do they even give her the lead role?!,,, she's probably the worst korean lead actress i have ever seen... i love lee dong wook and it's just too bad if he'll be paired up with her....

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Lee dong wook deserves a better actress God save him if finally this drama is done, He can spend years doing weekend dramas...

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i am with you. this pair of actors are not my favor.

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Urgh I stopped watching WAML because of her. They should cast lee min jung instead.

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Yeah absolutely agree Lee Min Jung is wayyyyyy much much suited for the role.

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Ughhhhh.

Lee Dong-wook, I love you, why are you willingly hopping aboard this Marvel wannabe sinking ship?

He is adorable and a good actor most of the time (I think I've watched most if not all of his projects because he's just so damn cute) but man, he's one of those actors that really needs to learn how to pick better projects. :(

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You took the words right out of my mouth!! I am totally with you about him needing to pick way wayyyyyyy better projects :(

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i don't like shin se-kyung too =(. I can't understand the story...a man sprouting with irons? what the...?

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Why, Lee Dongwook, why?! Can't he just rest a bit before doing another drama?

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Omg Lee Dong Wook, this is a very baaaad idea.

If the actress were Lee Da Hae, I'd be okay with it...at least she's a good actress LOL

But now, a dubious storyline with an even more lacking leading actress...

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Right this actress Kills (symbolically) all her leading men .... I would be find if the lead actress was better cause the plot is intriguing (in a I'm going to watch only the first episode and see how it goes kind of way) and I love my wookies who still lives with his mommy *kissiessssss* ???? so hopefully it works *sigh*

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Interested in how they will pull this off. It sounds like sci-fi and it's a genre I don't see Korea do too often.

I like Lee Dong Wook a lot and have enjoyed the bulk of dramas I've seen from him thus far. I'm not that into Hotel King, though, but that's more to do with the story. I'll give it a go. I also like Shin Se Kyung. It's the way she plays all those innocent characters with this "over-it" attitude since you know they're supposed to be saccharine. I know it's not intentional, but it honestly puts a smile on my face. She's not my favorite but I definitely don't hate her.

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I'm so curious that I'll probably tune in initially.

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I feel like the drama is ruined by the lead actress already. Her acting was so flat in When a Man Loves. I thought I was the only one who thought about it but when I searched online almost everyone had the same comment. I remember one blog even stating that her acting was like that of the talking rock that you can see in museum (this is what her face expression looks like: http://mikepitts.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/hoa.jpg) credit to the owner/photographer. But yeah it's ridiculous how her facial expressions did not change. Its like she just had bitch resting face syndrome, it's a legit thing look it up on youtube. I hope her acting did or does improve however because I love LDW but I as much as I loved song seung hoon in a man loves, she still ended ruining the drama for me but for the good I guess because you were suppose to hate the main actress .. I think.

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My first reaction to this news: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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I like Hotel King and he did some good scary enraged faces in that.

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Cutting it a little close aren't they? This drama has been way below my radar, but now with Lee Dong-wook attached to it, I may have to write it. Shin Se-kyung is "meh" for me. I don't care one way or the other.

This description actually intrigues me so I may watch the first couple episodes to see how I like it.

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*watch it. Not sure why I said write. LOL.

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I like Lee Dong Wook but only in My Girl and Scent of the Woman. I think it had to do with his co-stars Lee Da Hae and Kim Sun Ah. Both females are good actresses. Although I didn't really like Hotel King (mostly because of the script and the direction).

But eh I'll passed on this. And yeah I agree the three male leads offer as been completely different.

Maybe he's trying to strike the iron while it's hot with being on Roommate and Hotel King?

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Dear Heads,

Please tell me you are not recapping this?

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If I can't find anything better to watch, I'll probably give this a try.

Sounds a bit like Vanessa Hudgen's 'Beastly' but what do I know, I've only seen the previews to the movie. lol

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Uhmmm, for Shin Se-kyung to play a meddlesome character wouldn't she have to be happy and cheerful for that? I have only ever seen her do solemn, sad, and pitiful. I don't think I have ever seen her play a cheerful character. Plus she only ever has one look to me. You can't be cheerful if your only look is pouty. Mmmm. I may watch this just to see if she can pull it off.

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LDW was very, very, very good in La Dulce Vita. I was so moved by that drama, it took me a very long time to shake it off from my system. I had sleepless nights because of what he went through.
One of the best dramas l've ever seen.

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I'm sorry but Shin Se Kyung is keeping away of this drama despite it casting Lee Dong Wook. Mien.

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I absolutely adore LDW, looks, acting and not to mention that hot body in the steaming shower scenes lol but SSK i really dislike her acting yeah she only had one facial expression she's always pouting as if all the troubles of the universe was layed on her shoulders. I may likely to watch this drama only if it had more showery scenes.hahaha I love Lee Dong Wook.

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Hi (salam)

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love, love, love lee dong wook...but lately his dramas are not as good as when he did scent of a woman.
this shin se kyung actress is rather emotionless in all her dramas...rather sullen looking in most and rarely does she smile as if she is enjoying her roles....
hotel king...i gave it a whole miss after about the 10th episode.....just because it was rather becoming so ridiculous with lee da hae and her crazy acting??
he need a strong actress next to him....

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