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Posters revealed for A Man Called God

Posters are out (a whole mess of ’em!) for MBC’s upcoming A Man Called God, and I can’t decide if I think they’re cool (a la Batman Begins) or unbearably cheesy (Batman & Robin).

In the series, star Song Il-kook is back in a modern role after a couple high-profile historical ones (Jumong, Kingdom of the Wind), and he certainly looks fierce and ready for action… but the rest isn’t really working for me. This also seems an odd choice to follow weekend family drama Assorted Gems, doesn’t it?

A Man Called God is an adaptation of a manhwa of the same name (which explains the comic-book-y feel) written by deceased manhwa artist Park Bong-sung. In the revenge story, Song is a modern-day hero who takes on the enemy who killed his parents. The drama will premiere on March 6.

Also featured below are Song’s co-stars Han Chae-young, Yoo In-young, and Han Go-eun; supporting actor Kim Min-jong isn’t featured in these particular posters but will play Song’s rival for Han Chae-young’s affections. Jo Jin-woong (who played Bruce in Sol Pharmacy) will take on a villain role.

Verdict: Kinda G.I.Joe-y?

 
Via My Daily

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The first poster looks interesting, borderline fab, the rest starts looking cheesy, and then heaven help us what's with the hair and purple socks??!!

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hot

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first thing i noticed was the socks too LOL

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I can't wait for A Man called God. I like Song Il Gook. Han Chae Young too. This is my first time to see them as love team. Good luck to A Man called God.

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looks like he's got 0% body fat lol

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I liked the last poster (it looks beautiful!), but the other posters looks cheesy and looks like a parody of Rambo, Batman, 007, Mr. & Mrs Smith, etc...

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Cheesy poster designs aside, I kind of like how he looks in those pictures where he has bangs covering his eyes and so on! He actually looks quite good. I hope he doesn't keep his hair brushed up too much, because it's a bit too Receding Hairline for me, but at least it's better than what we saw in the b&w stills!

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:( ( what happened to his hair ?
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I thought of Arnold schwarzenegger for a moment when I looked at the poster stills. But still his bods are delicious... hahaha

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OMG!!! really what happen with the stylist??? some of the posters are ok, but the hair??? what happen with his hair??? I hope he change of style later on.
Is gonna be a korean James Bonn-ish??? :o)

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actually I like all these!

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those muscles are impressive anyway and it well be nice to see Han Chae-young in a leading role once again in a tv Drama.
Be interesting to see if they can do a 'serious' drama off a manhwa or we will end up giggling when we shouldn't. Or if they know this and try for a mix of hard core with laughs in between....perhaps the best approach if done right.

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the posters - the face in the first one reminds me of that guy in Temptation of Wolf (sorry his name escape me atm)

the stylist should keep the socks black

mmm, they stay true and didnot photoshop HCY's boobs

the body reminds me of Rain, and that bothers me a bit (not in a good way)

reading the article (would never recognised the name if you did not mention it).. oooooh, Brutus is now playing a bad guy. cool! - something to look forward to..

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I'm not liking his look. Goo Joon Pyo hair should stay on Goo Joon Pyo. And you can't play larger than life characters in pants that are too short. It looks more like a parody than anything else.

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I think they just wanted to make him androgenic like all those japanese actors whose looks anorexic and girlish. it is interesting. i gonna have a look on this drama as I read the manga

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The Rambo's style looks pretty cool, but the James Bond's style.. meh.. His face looks a lot skinnier, not in a nice way. But, nice bod though! :-)

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hahaha, rain has achieved an advertiser's dream - top of mind awareness
Everytime a half nekkid pic that resembles his abs crops up, people will think of his

LOL at the comment, Gu Jun Pyo hair should stay on Gu Jun Pyo

I've only seen this guy in Terms of Endearment, he looks mighty fine there but somewhat scary in these posters. Hope the actual scenes are as scary

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iam a big il kook fan. followed him in all those jumong episodes and kingdom of the wind. i like the ramboo posters but im not getting the james bond. he is too thin. and i dont get the hair.

the pants are weird too!

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Should we call this guy:

1. Mist
2. Drizzle
3. Sprinkle
4. Showers

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It looks like he is trying hard to be Rain from Ninja Assassin by night, Madison Ave by day...

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*runs off in horror*

Seriously? What year are we in?

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@samsooki

Maybe we should call him steam haha. But seriously, he does look a little frightening. I think I should run off before I get nightmares.

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@19 samsooki

He can "call" me anytime.....

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I missed the Rain ninja flick, but hey, we Americans are really not into that which the turtles have surpassed.....

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the posters are indeed look like comic books' cover. The layout, the font, the pictures...
I don't know why, 4th poster reminds me of.."City Hunter"?

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im getting all different vibes. Swallow the sun, GI Joe, Iris, Ninja Assassin...plus what u've written JB...aish..!

still it might be a good one!

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ooooh! Kook-y is looking mmm mmm good! and i am totally with you- i can't decide if the posters are "cool (a la Batman Begins) or unbearably cheesy (Batman & Robin)" either!!!!

i think the poster of Il-Kook and his leading ladies is very smexy though.

and i definitely think that it is bizarre that "A Man Called God" will be following "assorted gems"... interesting, but bizarro.

so excited!

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too skinny!! not at all attractive!! i actually liked how he looked before. they really feminized him up even if he's trying to pass off the cool and assassin vibe. oh, that hair is ridiculously LOL!!!

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lol @ short pants and purple socks! and he's looking mighty scary too.

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@15 you just read my mind. Just like how they do most of the Japanese manhwa characters, and to be frank I don't like it. What's wrong with skin/flesh, you can look very appealing with it. Muscle tone is all well and good but please give me more flesh. The socks should be navy blue, it will match the outfit. Give me back my 38+ year old smexy Song II Kook, I miss him. Yes he looks younger, but thats it.

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yup definitely cheesy. all types of cheese.

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I found it hot and scary at the same time. LOL.
Looks like james bond 007 and then typical van damme action movie. XD

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@ samsooki

OK, that made me laugh. "Mist, drizzle, sprinkle, showers?"

I'm going to have to watch this, at least the first couple of eps. It just looks like a goldmine of snark opportunities.

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@32, langdon813 -

I'm starting with a bit of snark because I'm not sure I like the direction this seems to be heading in, at least for the promo shots.

What made Batman one of the coolest comic book characters around wasn't his physical prowess but his mental acuity - batman had no "superpowers" and yet is always in the Tier A-1 of the pantheon of superheroes for his detective abilities, his scientific knowledge and analysis, and will power. What separates Batman from all others is his brain, and not his choco-abs.

Either develop your own (original) story, or get your story right.

Eitherway, I dub this guy "Sprinkle," as a Rain wannabe, until he proves otherwise.

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Batman with a high-powered rifle? Is he gonna be yet another person who's so bent on vengeance that he becomes a criminal himself?

And I think the pics have been photoshopped. Fan pictures I've seen of the shoot in Hawaii don't show him as having this much mass and definition.

And what's Rain got to do with it? Lots of other guys have better bodies: Bae Yong Jun and Lee Byung Hun to name just two.

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This pic looks definitely better than the previous post. But... am still not buying it...
This doesn't excite me at all.

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o dear those posters are bad!

at first, i didnt see ur point with the top 3 posters being pretty eye catching....tho after i scrolled down more...i grimaced!

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Oh GOD...the HAIR
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I could stand the pants...and I could even pretend I didn't see the socks...but that hair >_<

lol @samsooki, I agree, he's def no Batman!! Batman was hot because he had brain more than brawn! I can't even put Batman in the same light as other superheroes...there's just no comparison for his [email protected]

For Song Il-kook I think Sprinkle works for now^^

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I'm disgusted at the level of superficiality displayed in this thread. ugh.

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@observer, yup pretty superficial...but then this main topic isn't about life's deep issues, is it? lol

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Com'n guys, let's not judge the drama purely on the posters which don't catch your eyes. What's wrong with the socks anyway?

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@ observer - if this is your first visit to dramabeans/javabeans WELCOME. This site is a family where we all talk in deep deep tones as well as superficial ones. We also cuss each other when we feel like it. Plus laugh till tears fall down our eyes at the blogs thats written when its pure fun. Enjoy your time/visits here. I AM SURE YOU'LL BE VISITING OFTEN.

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Nowww i get the hair (no)style he was sporting at the KBS Drama awards on Dec. 31.

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I love the second poster w/ SIK surrounded by three femme fatales. Such a pimp ^_~

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he looks all muscle-y in some pictures and like a stick in the others. wonder why they made him lose all that weight...where did he even have the strength to film after that?

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Holy Sh* man that body is yummy...I so hope that Han Chae-Young has improved her kissing skills!!! In the last dramas I saw her she looked utterly disgusted at the idea of kissing. I haven't seen Song Il-gook in a drama before, so I'm actually mildly agitated.

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Hey, it's Daoming Si! (somebody please get that reference).

Love the socks.

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@ michelle

I got it, and I'm sure many other DBers will get it. Yes, he's sporting the Jerry Yan circa MG hair. It's still godawful 10 yrs later and on SIK's head.

1. Superficial comment #1: apparently, you CAN be too cut. SIK crossed that line for me in these pics, but if he's mostly covered up in the drama in nice outfits, it won't make me cringe each time I see the rippling musculature. I feel like he's modeling an anatomy class.

2. Superficial comment #2: HCY looks self-aware and trying to hard to be a sexy femme, which only highlights criticism that she's all looks and no substance. I like her as down to earth gals in Only You and DGCH, where her attributes don't compete with her character as much.

3. Superficial comment #3: Kudos on delivering so many different posters, but it all serves to muddle the gist of the drama, is it Dick Tracy meets Batman? Is it Korean Rambo? It is God of Gamblers IV? I don't know, and am confused in not a good curious way, just in a weirded out kinda turned off way.

Wow, I had nothing substantive to say in my comment, being so superficial is really quite an appalling trait of mine. Sorry guys! I'll go brush up on my Milton, Voltaire and Dantes and promise to return with philosophical comments in the future. :-)

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the posters look like it belongs in the 90's.

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poor Song Il Gook...they mess him up a lot....don't like the new image at all...and I am not impressed with the poster...I hope the drama is good though...because I really like Song Il Gook as an actor...I've seen all his dramas and films...well, almost all at least....so, I'm looking forward to this drama...

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He truly looks like a muscular version of Jerry Jan with the Meteor Garden hair...yikes!

*not interested*

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