JAW DROP. I have no words. Really, this cannot be happening. But if I were to give my two cents, I would advise Lee Dong Wook to run for his life and not look back. KBS dropped a teensy weensy teaser today for its upcoming Wed-Thurs drama Iron Man airing in two weeks after Joseon Gunman wraps up. JG needed to conjure up an extension so that IM could finish casting after multiple delays with leading men like Ji Sung and Park Shin Yang declining the role. This drama also needs a lot of CGI which means more post-production time than your usual K-drama. The first video teaser snippet is mere seconds but honestly it delivers a punch. Maybe not a good punch but I’m definitely awake and alert after watching it, wondering just what the hell KBS is thinking to green light this project and how an audience is supposed to react to it.
A standard superhero movie has its audience and trajectory, we want to see things blow up and heroes being heroic as the bad guys are dispatched. To transition the superhero to a K-drama based only on his emotional pain sounds sooooooo absurd, and now that I’ve seen the first teaser it looks as absurd as it sounded. Lee Dong Wook channels his inner Spiderman and climbs a building using only the knives that sprout from his body. The sound effects absolutely slay me on top of the image of Lee Dong Wook digging his body knives into the building exterior as if he’s rock climbing. Then Shin Se Kyung shows up looking as morose and chinless as she always look, like she just rolled right over from Fashion King and When a Man Loves to come here and just do whatever it is she does that sucks all life and energy from the screen.
Iron Man teaser: