‘Maybe he could make his own sequel’: Squid Game director responds to LeBron

Oct 27, 2021
PHOTO: (From Left) AP, Courtesy of Netflix

AN OFF-THE-CUFF remark LeBron James made to Anthony Davis after a preseason press revealed the Lakers superstar’s thoughts on the very popular Squid Game series on Netflix — and it turns out that King James didn’t like that ending.

“I know they’ll start it off with a Season 2 but, like, get on the f--king flight and go see your daughter, bro. Like what are you doing?” said James to AD.

LeBron’s comment reached the ears of Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk.

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    Squid Game director responds to LeBron

    “LeBron James is cool and can say what he wants. I respect that,” said Hwang in a phone interview with The Guardian. “I’m very thankful he watched the whole series. But I wouldn’t change my ending. That’s my ending. If he has his own ending that would satisfy him, maybe he could make his own sequel.”

    The Korean director added, with perhaps a bit of snark: "I’ll check it out and maybe send him a message saying, ‘I liked your whole show, except the ending.’”

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    Squid Game is turning out to be Netflix’s most popular show to date, with at least 111 million accounts tuning in to watch within 17 days of its launch.

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    James tweeted his own disbelief at Hwang’s response.

    “This can’t be real right??!! I hope not,” wrote LeBron, followed by multiple laughing emoji.

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    Elsewhere in the interview, Hwang talked more about the stresses of bringing the hit series to life. Even when Netflix had already given the green light for a series that had been in gestation for more than a decade, filming Squid Game was so stressful, he said, that Hwang lost six teeth in the process.

    “It was physically, mentally and emotionally draining. I kept having new ideas and revising the episodes as we were filming so the amount of work multiplied.”

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    PHOTO: (From Left) AP, Courtesy of Netflix
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