Actor flies out of South Korea to star in Marvel film

The KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK – Park Seo-joon, 32, left South Korea on Friday afternoon to star in Marvel Studios’ new superhero film, according to agency Awesome ENT.

The announcement was long anticipated by movie fans as there had been rumours about Park appearing in the sequel to Captain Marvel (2019), officially titled The Marvels, after online film database platform IMDb posted his profile and photo in July identifying him as part of the cast.

The sequel to Captain Marvel is directed by Nia DaCosta and it starts filming this year. Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson are reprising their roles in the new film.

However, the agency declined to provide other details concerning Park, such as the character’s name or his filming schedule and location, adding that this information would be announced later.

The Korean actor is widely known to international Korean drama fans, having starred in several hit TV romantic comedies such as What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim and Itaewon Class.

He also made a cameo appearance as a friend of the character Ki-woo (played by Choi Woo-sik) in the Oscar-winning film Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho.

Park Seo-joon. PHOTO: ANN