Squid Game Season 2 Updates: The rivalry comes to a gruesome conclusion in Squid Game, a dark yet intriguing Netflix smash about a lethal tournament of children’s games. Season 2 is in the works (according to the creator), but as the ninth and last episode of season 1 comes to a close, many questions remain unanswered.
After watching the dystopian Korean series, here are the answers to eight burning Squid Game questions.
Warning: The following story contains major Squid Game spoilers; if you haven’t finished watching all of the episodes, come back and read this after you have. You don’t want to be spoiled for some of the story twists, so don’t read any further.
1. When was Squid Game released?
On September 17, Netflix released the nine-episode series. According to Netflix, this is the largest series launch in the streaming service’s history.
2. Will Squid Game get a second season?
If you’ve seen the entire series (note the spoiler alert above), you’ll know that the game doesn’t truly conclude with the ninth episode. It goes on, and “winner” Seong Gi-hun (played by Lee Jung-jaefuture )’s is uncertain. Will we ever find out what happened when he disembarks from that plane? The response is emphatic… most likely. Season 2 is occurring, according to writer/director Hwang Dong-hyuk, who said so in a red carpet interview on Nov. 9. He joked, “You leave us with no choice.”
Netflix hasn’t announced anything, and Hwang recently told Variety that he would return to big-screen movies before considering a sequel to The Squid Game.
Netflix, take out your dangling piggy bank full of Korean won, and pay the man. Until then, here are some of our suggestions for Squid Game season 2 characters, games, and plots.
3. Was there a book that inspired Squid Game?
Squid Game appears to have the potential to be a fantastic novel or graphic novel. However, you won’t be able to go to your local bookshop and pick up a copy of Squid Game to read right now.
Squid Game producer Hwang Dong Hyuk told Korean pop culture website Soompi that he got the idea for the show from a comic book about people who were playing an extreme game in 2008. He didn’t, however, give the comic a title.
It’s also possible that it’s not a single comic, as the filmmaker told the Korea Herald that he “read a lot of comics” and “was intrigued by survival games.” So we’ll have to make do with assumptions until Hwang comes out and names some of his reading material. Because Squid Game has been such a success, it’s possible that it will now be adapted into a book. Keep an eye on the bookshelves in the bookstore.
Some have said that Squid Game is remarkably similar to Takashi Miike’s 2014 Japanese film As The Gods Will. The film is based on a Japanese manga series. It’s likewise about a death tournament including childhood games, and it appears to have certain sequences in common, such as a spinning doll attempting to capture players moving.
At a press conference, the director of Squid Game explained that only the first game in the film is similar to his programme, and that he had been working on his concept for years before As The Gods Will was released in 2014.
Is Squid Game a genuine game?
Obviously, there is no dreadful Squid Game tournament, in which innocent children’s games are slain. We can only hope. However, the title relates to a specific game named after a court that resembles a squid.
The protagonist Seong Gi-hun describes a game that is similar to Red Rover and similar to Capture the Flag that is played in a playground court shaped like a squid, as if it is unique to his area. To win, the assaulting team must tap the squid’s head with their foot after just hopping till they pass the squid’s waist. Yes, it appears to be true, according to Director Hwang, who told the Korea Herald that it was his favourite childhood game.
Marbles, tug-of-war, and Red Light Green Light are among the other activities that are clearly real. Although games like hopscotch really require you to place your feet only on certain squares, there is one game that is obviously not real: one in which players must cross a glass bridge and have no idea which panel would shatter underfoot.
One game gives each participant a tin of sweets with a shape embossed on it, and they must cut out the shape without shattering it with a sharp tool. That’s simple if you have a triangle shape, but it’s more difficult if you chose the umbrella. After a while, the contestants figure out that licking the back of the candy helps them release the shape.
That candy is real, and PinoyChefKorea has a YouTube video that shows you how to create it. (Recipe directions are captioned in English.) During the pandemic, did you start producing Dalgona coffee? Dalgona candy is the name of the candy.
The candy is popular among Korean children, according to the chef. Yes, Koreans try to eat around the imprinted shape without breaking it, though the stakes aren’t life and death for them.
5. Is the doll from Red Light, Green Light real?
Red Light, Green Light is the first game the contestants play, except instead of a human spinning around and trying to catch someone moving during “Red Light,” it’s a super-creepy huge schoolgirl robot doll thing.
The doll wasn’t manufactured for Squid Game, according to Koreaboo, but it was already on exhibit at the Jincheon Carriage Museum Adventure Village, better known as Macha Land, a museum in Chungcheongbok-do, South Korea, some three hours from Seoul. According to Koreaboo, the doll has been returned to the museum, although one hand is missing. Those games were tough on everyone, let’s face it.
A replica of the doll was part of a Netflix display in a mall in the Philippines, according to tweets from residents there, and its head truly spun around.
6. Business card for That Squid Game Season 2
Squid Game recruiters handed out light-brown business cards with a phone number on one side and the game’s symbol — a circle, triangle, and square — on the other.
The forms are actually Korean letters, according to writer Jasmine Leung for The Focus.
“The circle represents the letter ‘o,’ the triangle represents half of the letter ‘j,’ and the square represents the letter’m,” she writes. “So it says ‘O J M’ side by side, which is the initials (of) squid game in Korean, which is read as Ojingeo Geim.”
That side of the card is good, but the other side of the card, which has a phone number on it, has caused some issues. According to Mashable Southeast Asia, a person with that phone number has complained of receiving “endless” calls and texts.
7. Squid Game Guards Theories
Squid Game’s guards wear red, and when one is unveiled, he appears to be a youthful naive soldier. One idea floating around the internet tries to explain how the guards were hired. Seong Gi-hun, the main character, participates in a game called ddakji with a recruiter for the game. (Ddakji is a traditional Korean game in which players flip paper tiles, similar to POGs.) Gi-hun prefers blue over red paper. It appears to be random, but according to one theory, it isn’t.
“In Squid Game, there’s a hypothesis that Gi-Hun took the blue card from the salesman (Gong Yoo) and subsequently woke up in a blue suit as a player,” one tweet says. “They would have been the workers/guards if he or the other players had chosen the red card.”
There’s no proof that this is real, but hey, it’s a good material for a sequel.
8. Explanation of the Squid Game Season 2 conclusion
We’re going to discuss the series’ conclusion, so be prepared for some major spoilers. Seong Gi-hun triumphs and he discovers who is truly in charge of the game.
And it’s discovered who The Front Man is… Jun-brother, ho’s who won the game in 2015, is still missing.
9. Is there anything further to discover in Squid Game Season 2?
Hwang Dong-hyuk, the show’s creator, told The Hollywood Reporter that he left season one’s ending open-ended on purpose because he thought it provided “excellent closure” for the plot.
“The first season concludes with Gi-hun turning around and not boarding the plane to the United States,” he explained. “And it was, in fact, my method of conveying the message that you should not be carried along by society’s competitive flow, but rather start thinking about who established the system in the first place — and whether there is any way for you to confront it. So Gi-hun isn’t necessarily returning to exact vengeance. It may be read as him making instantaneous eye contact with what’s really going on in the broader picture.”
Hwang also expressed an interest in delving more into the stories of the two brothers, as well as the recruiter who draws Gi-hun into the game.
“Of course, we might continue with Gi-story hun’s as he turns back and explores more about how he’ll navigate through his reckoning with the game designers,” he said. “So, I don’t know yet,” she says, “but I’ll just say there are a lot of plots for season two.”
He also stated that, while he is under pressure to deliver a second season, he tries to see the positive side of their expectations.
“I could genuinely get ideas for the following season from fans all throughout the world,” he remarked. “I think that’s what I’m grappling with right now, that instead of seeing it as a massive amount of pressure, I should see all of this love and support as a large box of ideas that I can use for season two.”
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