Fan Theory Reveals New Antagonist For Squid Game Season 2. And It Makes Perfect Sense

Fan Theory Reveals New Antagonist For Squid Game Season 2. And It Makes Perfect Sense
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Who will organize games now that Il-nam is dead?


  • The filming of Squid Game Season 2 is underway and fans will have to wait until the end of 2024 to see the new chapter.
  • Meanwhile, social media is abuzz with speculation about the plot of the new episodes.
  • For example, a Redditor recently came up with a theory that explains who might take over the bloody business after Oh Il-nam's death.

With the finale of Squid Game: The Challenge almost here, viewers are eager to see who will win the record-breaking cash prize.

But more than that, they are anticipating with passion the second season of Hwang Dong-hyuk's original show that took pop culture by storm back in 2021.

It's been over two years since we parted ways with Seong Gi-hun aka Player 456. And we can't wait to see him return to our screens and make his move against the Squid Game masters.

Filming for Season 2 started back in July and is expected to wrap up around May next year, a full 10 months of on-set action. This means that the premiere of Squid Game Season 2 should not be expected before the end of 2024. Gather all your patience, dear fans of deadly games.

And while you do this, let's speculate a bit about the next entry.

Who is set to be the new villain of Squid Game?

There's no doubt that the second season of the survival series will bring new battle royal into the picture. This was made clear in the Season 1 finale, when Gi-hun saw that recruitment for the deadly challenge was continuing.

But the main antagonist of the first part, Oh Il-nam aka Player 001, is dead, you might say. Who organizes the games now?

Yes, the Front Man is still alive and the moneybags are still willing to pay for the exclusive entertainment. But the games need the boss, the one who will inherit the philosophy of Il-nam and carry it on. And a fan on Reddit actually has a good theory about who that might be.

Like father, like son

One Redditor recently took to the social media platform to speculate on who the new Big Bad might be.

The Redditor recalled that Oh Il-nam mentioned that he had a son several times during the first season. Of course, Player 001 often lied, and it could be argued that he invented a son to get closer to the protagonist.

But if we assume that he was telling the truth and that the son does exist, he could take over the organization of the games from his father next season.

In fact, Il-nam's son might already be in the family business. After all, the antagonist knew he was dying and couldn't be sure he wouldn't lose in one of the challenges. So it is likely that he has already handed over the bloody business to his son, what do you think?

Source: Reddit.

Do you think the Redditor's theory is plausible?