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Jang Dong-gun “carefully considers” a drama comeback

Superstar Jang Dong-gun is said to be eyeing a return to television acting, which would be his first time in ten years. And that would be AWESOME.

The names and parties have mostly been masked, but here are the details: Jang recently received an offer from Production Company A to star in Blockbuster Drama B. Jang had initially declined the offer, but now has gone back to “reconsider the project favorably.” He recently met with the CEO of the production company to discuss the project closely. A source stated, “Because he has a busy schedule, he is currently reviewing the possibility of taking the project.”

Jang, who recently married actress Go So-young, is currently waiting to film his upcoming movie My Way with director Kang Je-kyu, which is scheduled for October. He will also need to be available for promotions for his Hollywood film The Warrior’s Way, which was supposed to release in April but still doesn’t have a U.S. premiere date.

(Here’s the trailer for The Warrior’s Way, which I can’t decide looks fantastic or cheesy. Maybe a little of both.)



 

Oh, this would be such great news — a Jang Dong-gun drama comeback is long overdue! His last drama role was in an early Hallyu hit, 2000’s All About Eve (which, by the way, is getting a Chinese remake starring Korean actor Jang Hyuk).

Jang is one of Korea’s top stars — the cream of the A-list crop — so it blows my mind that there’s a fairly large contingent of Korean entertainment fans who shrug, “Who’s he?” It’s just that he’s focused on his film career (Good Morning President, Typhoon, Taegukgi) and doesn’t publicize his personal life, so many fans don’t see him on television programs and figure he’s not a big deal. But he IS a big deal, and he’s also almost universally loved as a gentle, kind person. Bring Jang Dong-gun back to TV, please!

Via Star News

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Love him in All About Eve.... and congratulations on the new marriage...!!! Fighting!!

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Loved him in All About Eve. His hair in it was a tad questionable, but otherwise he's great. Can't wait to see him hit the drama scene again.

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Oh my! What a COOL trailer he has an impression movie like that!

Ah, I haven't seen Jang Dong Gun in any dramas nor movie, but I just only heard the news about his marriage with his wife Go So-Young last May, rite?

I am not really, like, an fan of Jang Dong Gun but I think he seem like he's really awesome guy and expect for him to able to get back into drama anytime.

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Yes, he is a big deal in Korea. So much so that after acting as the president in the movie, I am not sure what other role can he take. He is the A-list of A-list.

Even though I have my own fav korean actors, I have to acknowledge that he is the leading man of leading men.

I am so happy he got married, shows that he still got his feet on the ground and is a regular guy.

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*claps hands*

OMG, so excited!

First Lee Byung-hoon came back with IRIS, next up is Jung Woo-sung with Athena, and now even Jang Dong-gun is considering a return to TV?

We are so lucky! I think when Cha Seung-won made a drama last year with City Hall, it foretold a dam breaking and a bunch of big name movie stars are returning to TV. Come back, Won Bin, come back......

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OMG i cant wait to him in a drama
been forever since the last time ive seen him

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I would sign the petition! I love this man....ESPECIALLY on television (I get to see more of him!)

But yeah that movie trailer was quite cheesy! lol

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warriors way looks so deliciously cheesy i am looking forward to it.

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I wonder if an A-lister like Jang Dong Gun returning to TV means that either he needs a career boost, creativity is dead in the Korean movie business, or Hollywood is not panning out as planned?

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I wonder how people can claim that they watch k-drama when they do not know who he is. Seriously, there are certain classics you have to watch to be able to say that you do watch it. I'm so excited for this news.

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talented actor with great personality .

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This is almost too good to be true! What an AWESOME year for dramas this is turning out to be! :-D

@ockoala

Oh yes...Won Bin needs to come on back, too. Sooner rather than later!

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Wow... I would be so excited if he actually decided to participate in another drama. I've always been a huge fan of JDG. Hopefully he chooses very carefully. I wouldn't want his comeback drama to be a bad one.

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LOVE it! I hold a special place in my heart for the original Hallyu stars....JDG's All About Eve is a classic!

I would totally get behind a Jang Dong Gun-Chae Rim reunion :D Wishful thinking on my part....

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lol. What kind of news is this? He's "considering a drama comeback?" Why not announce it when he signs the contract. LOL. I love how they create buzz.

But yes, he was the most perfect man on earth in All About Eve.

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Sometimes cheesy can be good.

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OMG when it rains it pours, this is more exciting if it happens, I love him in All About Eve.

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@10 ktv

"I wonder how people can claim that they watch k-drama when they do not know who he is"

Ha ha, I'm second that.

I was so surprised when I read this line"there’s a fairly large contingent of Korean entertainment fans who shrug, “Who’s he?”, eh, really? and they call themselves K-entertainment fans?

Can't wait to see him back on TV !

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He's great, and I'm pleased that he's considering a return to a drama project. Must be something if he's interested.

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@CW: Even if it's not official, the fact that there IS a possibility is big stuff! I mean, 10 YEARS have gone by since his last drama! 10 YEARS.

At the same time, why does it always feel that so many actors disappear after they've hit a big jack pot drama? I always feel like once they've made a hit drama, I'd always expect them to jump on another drama when the popularity and excitement is high. But it feels like years go by. I think I'm just the impatient type and can't handle the one-drama-per-year.... or five years XD

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@16
I agree. I love cheesy as long as the actors have great chemistry.

JDG brings out all my tenderness.

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This looks like a promo-trailer. It's kind of longer than most standard trailers. I'm not sure what to make of it at this point but it looks entertainning. Jang Dong Gun's character has a kind of "The man with no name" feel to it.
I wish the leading lady was Salma Hayek then maybe I'll be a little more interested in the romance between the two leads.

I'll be rooting for him and hope the movie will do better than Ninja Assasin sorry Rain fans.

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Blockbuster production B??...sounds a hell lot like IRIS 2..well i could be wrong...bt whatever it is i'm onboard...JDG is definitely a huge deal!!

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Ninjas vs. cowboys? Count me in!

I haven't seen All About Eve...but I love Kim So-yeon. Hmmm. Too bad that ironically, most places I watch kdramas don't work in Korea.

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Ever since he stopped doing dramas the newer Hallyu fan crowd has stopped knowing his name. But my cousins and mother (who watched Korean dramas back in the day - All about Eve included) RAVE about him. They remember him to this day! (Mostly from All About Eve and a medical drama, I believe).

I've never experienced his awesome acting and handsomeness myself, so it'd be great if he returns!

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ahhhhhhhhh!!!! so exciting!! yes, i would also sign a petition to bring jang dong gun and won bin to return to small screen. hehehe.

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@ 'cille

"to bring jang dong gun and won bin to return to small screen"

Even better if they came back in one drama, AS BROTHERS!!! [Okay, please someone tell me you got my inside reference there.]

Best. Brothers. Ever! And so handsome, both of them, handsome and classy.

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Dear God,
Please.
Let this man come back to dramas.

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WHAAAAATTT!!!! Dear lord, he's back!!!! I loved him in All About Eve, he was just dreamy (i've been searching for a man like him =D ).
Please come back handsome!!!!!

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He is my first KOREAN crush !! Love him in ABE ! Please come back....

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This post reminded me I need to move All About Eve up my Netflix queue. I've never heard of him, but I'm new to Korean entertainment. I'll get there.

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i want JDG and Kim So Yeon in a drama together as the lead couple. not like her role in IRIS. or like her role in AAE although it was an awesome role.

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YEEEEEE!
Everyone is coming back, hope Won Bin also comes back Jeon JI-Hyun and now JangDong-Gun!
2010 is the year!

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Do not know him, but cowboyz and ninjas, I'm up for this one. Shucks, it's in English too. We will have to see what the movie raters do with this one. Here's hoping for at least three stars!

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JDG is the first Korean star that I like! So pls, bring him back.

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My mom and I always fight over him...

All About Eve is one of my all time faves. And really he's one of the most LOVED actors in Korea, or better yet... most loved, period. He doesn't even have antis, I swear.

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Hm...the movie looks like one of those video-game-turned movies that are never very good.

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definitely THE A-list of the A-list - yes yes, bring him back to TV please!

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All About Eve pave the way to my Kdrama outings. I love this man. Bring him back to TV, please!

And Won Bin, please. Please!

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Jang Dong Gun was/is my first crush since I started catching on the Korean craze. Always had a special place in my heart until he got married... sob sob.

Seriously, I think his acting is superb! You can't ask for more from him!

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He is the BEST! I absolutely loved him in AAE. He's still my FAV after all these years!! Yes, please come back and take part in a drama!!!

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ekk trailer so cheesy, but i love this man!

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yay! what's with all these hunk and handsome and good actors with a "come back dramas"...woot woot! can't wait! First Rain and then Lee Jung Jin and now Jang Dong Gun???? Give me Kwon Sang Woo too and my Kdrama world is complete!

OMG!!! waht a year end blast! Yeah! when it rains it really pours!!!

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I guess those who are really new to kdrama land, may not know him since he hasn't been in a drama for 10 years now.

Although I didn't get into kdramas until probably 2004, I always like JDG better than BYJ. I would be all over a JDG tv series - please come back!

I just have been enjoying dramas more than movies lately. I know that the latter is more prestigious but I don't know... I just find myself enjoying dramas more than 2-3 hrs movies.

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Aahh, this may be a Netflix one after reading this:

Country Date
Australia November 2010
New Zealand November 2010

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I love him in All about Eve, Medical brothers and Lost Memories.... Good to see him do a comeback drama...

With Rain and Lee Jung Jin doing a drama together plus a Jang Dong Gun comeback, What more can I ask for? I'm just too happy :-)

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This would be such great news. He was my first K-drama crush as AAE was my first K-drama. What a handsome and talented guy.

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Oh, my. I'm currently re-watching All About Eve for the 18th time and last night during episode 18, I thought 'JDG, you totally need to act in another drama'. See, because of me you guys just might be able to watch JDG on your telly screens in a brand new production.

Yes, I am taking full credit.

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i've seen most of his films..
and he is a really good actor! I love TAEGUKGI.. one of the best korean films i've watched.. It's with Won Bin..

I'd Love to see him do a drama again.. =D

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Meh, he doesn't NEED to appear on TV programmes incessantly.

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