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Squid Game creator hits back at LeBron James for ending criticism


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Squid game Creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk has seen his profile increase to an almost unimaginable degree over the past month or so. A 50-year-old A writer and director who has spent years trying to get his hyper-violent satire on capitalism off the ground, Hwang is today the creator of one of the greatest shows on the planet. It’s a step up to fame that probably comes with some major perks, including hearing the thoughts and opinions of a much more famous class of critics.

Like, say, LeBron James, which concluded a recent press conference with a frank conversation at the end of the show. (Technically, he was arguing between the Anthony Davis interviews, but their quick televised conversation was not only picked up on the microphone by reporters in attendance, but with enthusiasm.) James expressed his displeasure at the end of the series, but not, surprisingly, about the choice a particular character is making about their hair. . (Confusing. It remains completely confusing for us.)

As it turns out, these criticisms went back to Hwang, who, in a recent interview with The Guardian, gave a frankly hilarious answer, that is, the star of Jam space 2 can’t offer narrative notes to anyone, really.

“Have you seen Space Jam 2? Hwang replied, laughing, after being told of James’ criticism. “LeBron James is cool and can say whatever he wants. I respect that. I am very grateful that he watched the whole series. But I wouldn’t change my ending. This is my end. If he has his own ending that would satisfy him, maybe he could make his own sequel. I’ll check it out and maybe send him a message saying, “I liked your whole show except the end. ‘”

Speaking of sequels, Hwang – who is clearly very amused by the sudden interest in his choices and career, making jokes throughout the interview – has yet to sign on for one. “Of course, there are discussions. It’s inevitable because it’s such a success. I am considering it. I have a very high level image in mind, but I’m not going to be working on it right away.

It also recalls an earlier part of the conversation, in which it makes it clear that having one of the most successful TV shows on the planet doesn’t automatically translate into a Squid game-esque financial windfall. (The show produced by Netflix, which the streamer reported as an unprecedented success, Apparently had no performance bonus built into its contracts.) “It’s possible, ”he laughs., “that I have to do in season two to get as rich as Squid gameis the winner.

[via IndieWire]


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