Han Jung-soo cast as Iron Man’s loyal bodyguard
Why does a man covered in knives need a bodyguard, you might ask? It’s a good question. Maybe he’s not so good at controlling his new knife-sprouting abilities and needs a babysitter? Han Jung-soo has joined the cast of KBS’s new supernatural drama Iron Man, where he’ll play Lee Dong-wook’s faithful secretary-bodyguard who goes everywhere he goes. The press releases are already hinting at the bromantic chemistry to come, so I expect lots of cuteness.
Iron Man stars Lee Dong-wook as the hero whose internal scars from his painful first love manifest as blades sprouting from his body, and Shin Se-kyung plays the angelic woman who helps heal his pain. Han Jung-soo has been cast as Secretary Go, a former naval officer with specialties in hapkido and taekwondo, who serves as Lee Dong-wook’s right-hand man.
The character is described as a square, which sounds cute. He’s innocent and trustworthy, and no matter how much Lee Dong-wook berates him, he takes it all and treats his boss with sincerity. He gets the job done at any cost and protects the hero from everything, and is willing to sacrifice himself to always put the boss first. Han Jung-soo is especially good at these types of roles — the stoic but faithful brother in arms. He’s had memorable roles in Arang and the Magistrate, Poseidon, and Prosecutor Princess among others, but I’ll always think of him as his gruff, lovable Chuno character.
I have to say, this drama has me more worried than excited, but this relationship could be splendid. I hope the sidekick isn’t the best thing to come out of the drama, but hey, sometimes the bodyguard really does deserve all the glory in dramaland. That’s the way I like it anyway.
Iron Man follows Joseon Gunman in early September.
Via TV Report
- Lee Dong-wook becomes Iron Man
- Park Shin-yang offered lead in Iron Man
- Ji Sung decides not to become Iron Man
- New KBS drama Iron Man casts Ji Sung, Shin Se-kyung
- New drama Iron Man to follow Joseon Gunman on KBS this fall
- Behind the scenes of Arang and the Magistrate
- Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 1
- Han Jung-soo joins the cast of Poseidon
- Prosecutor Princess: Episode 1
- Chuno: Episodes 1-2