Descendants of the Sun 2: A month back we reported season 2 was likely on its way, but now rumours have emerged saying Descendants of the Sun 2 might have to be scrapped because it is being speculated that season won’t be as successful as season 1.
Song Joong-Ki Busy Shooting Battleship Island
The first season of the drama was well received and critically acclaimed. While fans eagerly await for Descendants of the Sun 2, “it remains uncertain if a sophomore season for the series will push through.” Reported by The Bit Bag, the main reason behind the cancellation could be that lead actors Song Joong-Ki won’t reprise the role. Rumour has it that Song Joong-Ki is currently too busy with his new project Battleship Island. His shot to fame following the first season got movie deals, and he immediately jumped on the opportunity. So Descendants of the Sun 2 might become his least priority. Of course, without his presence, the series won’t be the same.
Meanwhile, speaking of Battleship Island, Song Joong-Ki will be joined by a power-packed cast of So Ji Sub and Hwang Jung Min. Directed by the Veteran and The Berlin File director Ryoo Seung-wan, the film is predicted to a blockbuster. The story revolves around a brave Korean fighter who manages to escape the Japanese coal mines. To play the role Joong-Ki had to loose significant weight which he achieved by taking long walks. Battleship Island will be distributed by South Korea’s largest entertainment company.
Hye Kyo Wants to Drop Out of Descendants of the Sun 2?
Another speculation doing the round is that Hye Kyo does not want to do Descendants of the Sun 2 anymore because of her alleged fight with Joong-Ki. But the matter has been clarified and it was confirmed that the leads are not in a relationship.
So far we have had no official word on the alleged rumours about Descendants of the Sun 2 being cancelled. So these are of course just speculations and should be taken with a pinch of salt until and unless the makers clarify.