[★K:OP-ED] Kim Soo Hyun’s future enlistment and Song Joong Ki’s return

Korean drama fans are experiencing bittersweet feelings following news of Song Joong Ki’s return from the army and the inevitable enlistment for Kim Soo Hyun this year.

Behind-the-scenes competition between the two top drama stars is a constant heated battle as the two vie for dynamic roles. Song Joong Ki will be released from his enlistment in May, and while his representatives have denied that the actor will be enlisting soon, speculation is high that Kim Soo Hyun’s enlistment will most likely occur later this year.

The two superstars are busily trying to determine their next move and project in a discreet manner. Officials of the entertainment industry have been speaking of the possibility of a drama that will be suitable for both stars. The number of rumors and scenarios that are flying in the office is too large to count.

Both Kim Soo Hyun and Song Joong Ki are household names and top stars in the industry. In particular, Kim Soo Hyun gained explosive success following his most recent drama You Who Came From the Stars starring alongside Jun Ji Hyun early last year. To say that all eyes and ears are focused on his every move is no exaggeration. South Korea and China have all focused their attention on the actor. The next script that he decides to take on will have a major influence on who will have the rights to “export” the actor in the future. Please Don’t Just Appear is currently sending love calls to the actor.

One official said, “Although the time is undecided, it is public knowledge that Kim Soo Hyun has passed the physical examination.” Adding that, “Dramas and movies are making every effort to sign Kim Soo Hyun. However, since the actor has never once failed at the box office, it is important that he makes a prudent choice for his next project.

Song Joong Ki will officially end his enlistment in May and has been carefully choosing his next move. The different scenarios surrounding the actor poured in, including the possibility of working with Kim Soo Hyun. What’s more is that following the news of Kim Soo Hyun’s possible enlistment, Song Joong Ki is in a position where his value will rise.

At this time, the producers of Martial Arts are rumored to be in contact with Song Joong Ki for a possible upcoming sequel. Of course, there is news that other production companies are also in contact with him. While nothing is confirmed for the sequel, there is intense competition to land the actor for a role. Another sequel movie is also sending love calls to Song Joong Ki, reaching out to the actor and hopefully building a bridge for a future project.

Competition between Song Joong Ki and Kim Soo Hyun is heating up and making producers sweat. The next project that Kim Soo Hyun and Song Joong Ki choose may determine what they will be remembered for in the future.

This Korean OP:ED was translated and adapted from TV Report Kim Ji Hyun’s article.