Season 2 of 'Squid Game': 3 Fan Theories and Storylines Fans Want to See in the K-Drama
Season 2 of Squid Game is on the way, and fans are excited to see if their speculations come true. The Netflix Korean drama ended on an unexpected cliffhanger, leaving the door open for a continued storyline. Director Hwang Dong-hyuk initially hinted that he had a few ideas for Squid Game Season 2, such as the story of Front Man (Lee Byun-hun).
While Hwang initially stated that he will stick to the core storyline ideas he has in mind, fans are still unsure whether their comprehensive and calculated hypotheses are right. Some speculations range from figures rising from the dead to Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) returning to end the Games.
Hwang Jun-character ho's in 'Squid Game' theories is holding up a call card.
Hwang Jun-ho as Hwang Jun-ho in 'Squid Game' | via Netflix
Fans are refusing to believe that Hwang Jun-ho is indeed dead in 'Squid Game.'
The startling developments and last fatalities in Squid Game devastated fans' hearts. However, one death that supporters refuse to accept as real is that of Hwang Jun-ho (Wi Ha-joon). Jun-ho is a police detective in the K-drama who infiltrates the Games to discover his lost older brother. Fans quickly discover that his brother was the winner five years ago.
The plot quickly changed when it was revealed that the Front Man was Jun-brother. ho's Fans were taken aback when he was forced to shoot his brother. Fans, however, refuse to believe Jun-ho died after plunging off the cliff. Later on, Front Man has hallucinations or memories regarding his brother. "The fact that we don't see a body suggests that Hwang won't merely deal with flashbacks of the brothers' relationship in Squid Game Season 2," Decider writes.
While viewers were captivated by the story of the main protagonists, they also fell in love with the complexities and mysteries surrounding secondary characters such as Front Man. Fans are wondering if, now that Squid Game Season 2 has been announced by the director, he would keep his promise to investigate the character's past.
Hwang explained Front Man's plot would be more intricate than Gi-in hun's an interview with The Times. Hwang In-ho was a hardworking detective who gave up his sense of justice to compete in the Games and win. Despite knowing the Games' severity, he persisted and rose through the ranks to become their controller. Fans believe there is more to the character than the first season reveals.
One Reddit user speculates that "like Gi-hun, had been fighting for purpose following the win." He was living in a bad dorm, didn't pay his rent, was known to avoid calls from family, had a solemn/dark photo of a light post on his wall, and was reading "The Theory of Desire." What if his participation as Front Man was a means for him to get control over his guilt?"
Will Gi-hun return to the Games as a guard, and if so, how will he stop them?
Squid Game's finale left viewers with an unresolved and blasphemous question. Gi-hun dials the number on the card and re-enters the Game, forfeiting his chance to meet his daughter. Many followers, including celebrities, were outraged by his sudden action. But, in comparison to the possible ending Hwang had in mind, the finale served a deeper purpose than viewers anticipated.
Gi-decision hun's has paved the way for Squid Game Season 2 and hypotheses. Fans believe Gi-hun will try to use his new knowledge to end the Games. But how would he do it on his own? According to Collider, Gi-hun may instead try to take down the hidden group from the outside or form an alliance with Front Man.
Others believe he will infiltrate the Games as a guard, similar to Jun-ho. Becoming a guard will also allow audiences to fully comprehend the enigma of how guards are selected, their backstories, and why they are all men.