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- In their exchange, James said he did not like the ending of the show’s first season. He added, “I know they start it off with a Season 2 but, like, get on the f*cking flight and go see your daughter, bro. Like what are you doing?”
- In an interview with The Guardian, the 50-year-old South Korean director said James is “cool and can say whatever he wants.” However, he stated that the ending of “Squid Game” is something he would never change.
- “If he has his own ending that would satisfy him, maybe he could make his own sequel,” he continued. “I’ll check it out and maybe send him a message saying, ‘I liked your whole show, except the ending.’”
- On Tuesday, James tweeted his surprise at Hwang’s response, saying, “This can’t be real right? I hope not.”
- Despite the financial success of the series, which was reportedly produced with a budget of $21.4 million, Hwang said he never received a bonus from Netflix.
- “I’m not that rich,” he told The Guardian. “But I do have enough. I have enough to put food on the table. And it’s not like Netflix is paying me a bonus. Netflix paid me according to the original contract.”