We might be getting an actor from Best Picture winner Parasite in Nia DaCosta’s The Marvels, if a new casting rumor ends up getting confirmed. South Korean actor Park Seo-Joon, who had a small role as tutor Min in Parasite is being mentioned by a local outlets as landing an offer/in talks for an undisclosed role in the Captain Marvel sequel.
Forbes points out mainstream news outlets haven’t chimed-in on the casting alongside the actor’s agency or Marvel Studios.
International outlets have been able to land these types of casting stories in the past, however, we should be cautious until there is further confirmation.
He wouldn’t be the first South Korean actor to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Claudia Kim played Dr. Helen Cho (mother of Amadeus Cho) in Avengers: Age of Ultron and has Train To Busan’s Don Lee taking the role of Gilgamesh in Chloe Zhao’s Eternals.
If confirmed, Park Seo-Joon would join Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, newcomer Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, and Zawe Ashton is reportedly playing the film’s villain. There is also an expectation the sequel will share cast members with the Disney+ series Secret Invasion as the cosmic organization S.W.O.R.D. will have a large role in both MCU projects.
I’m sure fans are curious if we’ll see other characters join the roster such as Blue Marvel leading to the MCU version of The Ultimates and if it will have a larger connection to the Skrull invasion. It remains to be seen if villains like Jonathan Major’s Kang The Conqueror or Skrull Queen Veranke could be the threats or something else entirely.
The Marvels has a production team that includes cinematographer Sean Bobbitt (Judas & The Black Messiah) and production designer Cara Brower (Candyman). It’s confirmed to shoot primarily at Longcross Studios in Surrey, England under the working title of Jambalaya.
The sequel will be released on November 11, 2022.