The fate of the Squid Game was almost entirely different.
With Seong Gi-hun, a.k.a Player 456 (Lee Jung-jae), having decided not to board a plane to see his kid; instead, he reversed course on the jet bridge in order to seek revenge on the vicious game that almost took his life as well as those of the other 455 contestants who perished during the games. It was previously reported that there will be not one, but two seasons of Squid Game. Season 1’s final sequence is axed by the developer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk, who explains that Gi-hun’s life-altering choice swung in the opposite direction in an earlier version.
“We struggled when we had to choose between two different endings,” Hwang explains. “The ending you did not see, the other alternate conclusion, had Gi-hun boarding the plane and leaving. Then there was also the one where he would go back and walk towards the camera. Is it really appropriate for Gi-hun to make the decision to leave and go home to see his family in order to pursue his own happiness? Is it the most effective approach for us to present the question or message we wanted to convey through the show?”
Hwang decided to end the series on a cliffhanger, hinting at a potential second season, owing to the deeper meaning behind it. “We discovered that the problem we wanted to address cannot be solved if he boards a plane.,” Hwang says. “The solution we seek to solve — why has the world gotten to where it is today? — may only be answered or suggested if Gi-hun turned back and walked towards the camera, which is why we ended up with that conclusion in the finale.”
Despite the fact that Netflix has not yet renewed Squid Game for season 2, Hwang recently stated to the Associated Press that “there will be a second season,” but it is “too early” to say when it will air. Hwang talks about how the show will “surpass” fan expectations if and when it returns, how far he’s gotten in preparation for a second season, and as well as where he is in planning a sequel.
The Squid Game is blowing up all over the world! What has it been like to watch it grow into a worldwide phenomenon, especially because you’d spent so long working on it?
HWANG DONG-HYUK: When you’re making something like this, do you think it’s possible, or even likely? I wonder if we’ll be able to get No. 1 in the United States. Maybe our series will be appreciated all over the world. But we had no clue and didn’t expect this to happen so fast, or in so many places around the world. Of course, I had no clue that Squid Game would become Netflix’s most-watched program ever, so I’m still in awe. Over the past two months, I’ve gone through a roller coaster of feelings.
Squid Game’s second season has yet to be greenlighted, but the finale nicely prepared for a second season of Gi-hun’s tale. What are your thoughts on Squid Game Season 2?
Season 2 has been generating a lot of interest and comments, as you might imagine. I do have a general idea of what will happen. I’m currently working on the finer points, but nothing has been decided about the second season of Netflix or how it will end; therefore, I’ll just say that I have a basic story line in mind.
What will you do differently for the second season of Squid Game, now that it has such a large global following?
It’s tough to meet the fans’ expectations. I go to YouTube and see all of these fans who have invented what the second season should be like or will be like, and their imaginations are going wild. If there were to be a second season, I’d want to stick to the basic narrative that I have in mind. I’m hoping that it exceeds the fans’ expectations, but I have no idea how difficult this will be. Their desires are incredibly vast and numerous, so I believe it’ll be tough to figure out exactly what the fans want.
What was the most important thing you learned throughout the first season that you’ll be able to utilize when making Season 2?
It’s been a wonderful journey, and it’s far exceeded my expectations. There are so many little things about it that the fans have noticed and interpreted to even greater heights than I had imagined. I’m not sure how I feel about this, but sometimes they’ll take little things that are in fact blunders or happy coincidences and turn them into something entirely different. As a result, I was forced to pay greater attention to the small stuff. I will not make any mistakes, however small they may be, regardless of how long the episode lasts. I’d try to add more joy to the fans and, if possible, more Easter eggs in the future seasons.
How have your achievements as a creator been impacted by Squid Game’s success?
So I’ll say there is a lot of pressure, because we got so much more love and support and encouragement than we could have ever expected. While the success is fantastic, it has also granted me many opportunities and opened up many doors for me, and it is a tremendous opportunity; at the same time, the amount of love, support, and attention I’ve gotten has certainly built up a massive level of expectation in terms of what I’m going to offer into the world next. There’s definitely a lot of tension. I’d say that the success of Squid Game has given me an amazing opportunity, but it has also brought with it a great deal of stress. It’s a sort of, “What if?” scenario that occurs to me a lot. What if the world is really obsessed and interested in Squid Game? It makes me want to work really hard to produce something that will address contemporary problems as well as social issues we will see in the near future in a similar way to how Squid Game does it, which is entertaining, intriguing, satirical, and restorative at the same time.
What Louis Tomlinson Thinks About A Possible One Direction Reunion
After breaking out in the media with hits such as “What Makes You Beautiful,” “Story Of My Life,” “Best Song Ever,” and more, 1D took the world by storm (via Digital Spy). However, in 2015, the boy band shocked their devoted followers when they announced that they will be taking a break. According to E! News, the group shocked their fans by announcing that they would go on hiatus in 2015. After Zayn Malik announced his intentions to leave 1D, the band decided to disband in order to focus on their own solo projects.
“They are great friends and fully support one another,” a source said of the group. “They are very aware that they are able to work on their own stuff as well as remain together. This is an exciting time for them creatively and as a group.” However, it appears that at least one member of One Direction was in opposition to the split.
Before the break, Tomlinson told The Guardian that he was feeling optimistic about the band. “In the last year of One Direction, I was probably the most confident I ever was,” he said. “And then it was: ‘OK, hiatus!'” He acknowledged that he struggled against it, but ultimately lost.
Since then, One Direction has yet to record any new music. The group’s future, on the other hand, appears promising.
Did Louis Tomlinson hint at a possible 1D reunion?
According to Cheat Sheet, since announcing the group’s hiatus in 2015, One Direction members have been working on their solo careers and other activities like beginning families. Louis Tomlinson recently spoke out about a possible reunion and left fans wondering if there could be hope for the group in the future, despite Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Zayn Malik all remaining quiet on the subject of a reunion.
In 2021, Tomlinson took part in the WIRED Google autocomplete challenge, answering queries about himself that fans most search for on the internet. He went through his tattoos, color of his hair, eye color, and more before finally getting to One Direction. When asked about the group he replied, “Good time in my life. Hopefully, we come back.” The return of an iconic logo inspired fans to believe that perhaps, just maybe, the band was reuniting. Fans also noticed that when Tomlinson referred to 1D as the band he “is” in before correcting himself to say “was,” he made a minor slip of the tongue.
Could Harry’s comments be hinting at a One Direction reunion? Despite the fact that it appears improbable for now, fans have not stopped hoping for the group to reunite and create new music in the future.
Kristen Stewart Discusses Her Upcoming Wedding
Kristen Stewart is not your average celebrity, so her engagement to girlfriend Dylan Meyer coming out of the blue was shocking only because she chose to make it public. In November 2021, E! News reported that Stewart was chatting with shock jock Howard Stern when she simply stated, “We’re marrying, we’re totally gonna do it.” The “Twilight” breakout added, “I wanted to be proposed to, so I think I very distinctly carved out what I wanted and she nailed it. We’re marrying, it’s happening.”
The couple was seen holding hands in May while walking through Los Angeles, but they’ve been together much longer. Meyer, who wrote Amy Poehler’s follow-up feature “Moxie,” wished Stewart a happy birthday in her own tweet. “Life sure is sweeter with this cute little family. Happy birthday, kiddo. You knock my socks off,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a shot of the actor snuggling with the couple’s shared dog.
“I can’t wait,” Stewart gushed to Stern in 2019 about proposing to Meyer. “I believe that good things happen quickly,” she added during the show, when she revealed that her fiance couldn’t wait either and was studying how to propose. In fact, the actor said, “When you know, you know.” Stewart and his partner were very happy together, according to sources. The two are now planning their big day together.
Kristen Stewart is eager to make it official
Kristen Stewart discussed her future wedding with fiancé Dylan Meyer in an interview on “CBS This Morning.” Per People, the “Spencer” star admitted that, although they haven’t set a date yet, she also doesn’t want a drawn out engagement. Stewart reasoned, “It’ll happen when it’s supposed to happen.” They’re eager to get it done soon, but Stewart is understandably quite busy at the moment, particularly given her burgeoning Oscar campaign.
On “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” the actor said she’d met Meyer “years ago” but they reconnected just before the pandemic. Describing the proposal as a “pandemic engagement,” Stewart revealed, “We were kind of moving about the world a little more freely at the time. We did have an engagement party, which was nice and lucky and obviously not something we could have done now so I’m thankful for that.” She and Sterling Meyer have a history together that dates back to 2019.
In January 2021, Stewart discussed her distaste for grand weddings during an interview with Stephen Colbert. She added, “I want to have a big party or something. I’m so un-ceremonial. I think we might just go do it this weekend or something, I don’t know, and then, like, just hang out with everyone afterwards,” (via YouTube). She added, “I just want to do it. I’m not a good planner. I can’t make plans for dinner. I like to pivot. You never know where I’m going, man.”
Is Brad Pitt Dating a Swedish Singer?
Brad Pitt, for example, has maintained his status as an iconic star throughout the years. In every period, Pitt has remained a heartthrob, and he just seems to get sexier as he gets older. While his boundless acting talent and exceptional choice of film projects to work on are what helped him gain celebrity, it’s his romantic life that keeps him in the news.
From the tragic breakup of his relationship with Jennifer Anniston to his even more devastating divorce from Angelina Jolie, Pitt’s love life is always fascinating. Fans become attached to his relationships, but there’s also a sense of mystery about whether he’ll go after someone new once they conclude.’ — Who will he date next? Since his split from Jolie, he has been rather low profile, save for those warm longing gazes Pitt gave Anniston at the SAG Awards. After spending months apart, they’ve recently been seen together in public. Now that he’s back in America, the gossip mill is up and running with speculation about a new worldwide love interest.
Source confirms Pitt is dating neighbor Lykke Li
According to Elle, Deux Moi has become the Instagram account everyone must follow right now. The blog has made extensive use of the underutilized resource of close sources leaking celebrity secrets, as well as an army of followers all around the world that are eager to snap a photo and send updates on everyone’s whereabouts. It is iconic and somewhat addicting to browse through every Sunday, making it an untapped treasure trove for those looking to break.
Who better to reveal some tea on who Brad Pitt may be dating than Deux Moi? A nugget was circulated connecting Pitt to his neighbor, Swedish singer Lykke Li.A reader responded, claiming that the two are merely pals.
“It was Lykke, they were dining together,” according to an inside source, Pitt and Li are dating, with an alleged fan sighting of them dining out being genuine. The insider also shared, “Brad and Lykke have been able to fly under the radar so easily because they’re neighbors.” She is also the mother of 5-year-old son with ex Jeff Bhasker, and she lives in Pitt’s district. The Sun’s source added, “It’s worked out perfectly for Brad, to have someone he likes living so close.”