MCU Film The Marvels Adds South Korean Star Park Seo-Joon

According to StarNews Korea, popular South Korean actor Park Seo-Joon has reportedly been cast to join Brie Larson in Marvel Studios’ forthcoming Captain Marvel sequel pic titled The Marvels. Further details about his potential character are still being kept under wraps, but the outlet notes that Park is rumored to shoot the upcoming MCU film in the second half of this year as soon as he completes production on his forthcoming South Korean disaster pic titled Concrete Utopia which also stars G.I. Joe alum Lee Byung-Hun. Should this casting rumor be proven, this would mark the 32-year-old actor’s first major Hollywood project. He would also become the second South Korean actor to debut in an MCU film following Ma Dong-Seok in Chloe Zhao’s upcoming Eternals movie.

Park is a well-known actor and model who gained recognition for his leading roles in a number of hit South Korean dramas including Kill Me, Heal Me, She Was Pretty, Hwarang, Fight for My Way, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, and the most recent one was last year’s Itaewon Class. He also recently starred in the third season of the reality show titled Youn’s Stay with Oscar-winning actress Youn Yuh-Jung (Minari) and Choi Woo-Shik (Parasite), where a group of actors run their own guesthouse in traditional Korean houses.

RELATED: Secret Invasion: Emilia Clarke Breaks Silence on Her MCU Casting

The Marvels will see the return of Oscar winner Brie Larson as she reprises her role as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, who fans have last seen during Avengers: Endgame. The sequel will be helm by Nia DaCosta (Candyman), who taking over the directing duties from the first film’s the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

Joining Larson in the sequel are WandaVision breakout star Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau and MCU newcomer Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, who will first make her debut later this year in her own Disney+ series. English actress Zawe Ashton (Velvet Buzzsaw) has also been cast for the role of the film’s antagonist.

RELATED: Doctor Strange 2 Writer Teases a ‘Very Sam Raimi’ MCU Sequel

Captain Marvel made its debut in 2019 where it went on to earn a worldwide gross of over $1.1 billion, making it the fifth-highest grossing film of that year. It also starred Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn, who are both set to star in their own Disney+ series Secret Invasion.

The Marvels is currently set for a November 11, 2022, release.