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Itaewon Class’ Park Seo-joon to star in Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels

The Korean actor's name been listed as part of the cast on IMDb's official The Marvels page, signalling his entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Itaewon Class’ Park Seo-joon to star in Captain Marvel sequel The Marvels

South Korean actor Park Seo-joon. (Photo: Instagram/bn_sj2013)

According to an update on IMDB, it looks like South Korean actor Park Seo-joon has officially joined the cast of The Marvels, the highly-anticipated sequel to 2019 blockbuster hit Captain Marvel.

Best known for his starring roles in Korean TV dramas like What's Wrong with Secretary Kim and Itaewon Class; as well as films Midnight Runners and The Divine Fury, the 32-year-old actor’s name has been listed as part of the cast on IMDb’s official The Marvels page.

Park will be joining a strong female-led cast which includes Oscar winner Brie Larson, who plays the titular superhero Captain Marvel Carol Danvers. The film will also star Teyonah Parris who plays Monica Rambeau and Iman Vellani who plays Kamala Khan.

It is reported that Park, who also had a small role in the Oscar-winning thriller Parasite as Min-Hyuk, has been cast in an undisclosed role.

That hasn’t stop Marvel fans from speculating that the popular actor may be playing the Korean-American teenage hero Amadeus Cho, also known as Brawn.

According to South Korean entertainment news site Star News, Park is expected to travel to the US to film his role in The Marvels after production wraps on his upcoming disaster-thriller film Concrete Utopia.

Park is the third Korean actor to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), joining the likes of Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Ma Dong-seok (Eternals) who came before him.

Directed by Nia DaCosta, The Marvels will begin filming this year and is set for release in 2023.

Source: CNA/gl