The influence of Korean entertainment culture, or better known as K-pop, has been spreading in all kind of media platforms in the past years. Its influence has reached Marvel and its Superhero society, with the addition of Luna Snow in the game Marvel Future Fight. Will there be another new Kpop-based superhero for the this Marvel game or any other platforms in the Marvel Universe?
Marvel K-Pop Inspired Hero?
Luna Snow, or Seol Hee, is a part-time Korean idol and part-time Superhero. When a villain attacked the event while she was performing, she was exposed to “an advanced cold-fusion energy experiment” which made her have control over frozen things. Her costume is also well-crafted to reflect the Kpop elements. This is also Marvel’s attempt to expand their target market in Asia where Kpop effect is the strongest.
After Luna Snow’s introduction early this year, it is rumored once again that Marvel is considering to add another Kpop-inspired hero. There is a rumor that Kpop boy group Wanna One might be included in the vast selection of heroes of the Marvel Future Fight. This is after the news that the group is collaborating with Lee Ji Hyung in a project. Lee Ki Hyung is one of the official Marvel artists. He is a cover illustrator of Marvel comic books and is also the art director of the Netmarble mobile game “Marvel: Future Fight”, as per Soompi.
“It is true that Wanna One and Marvel artist Lee Ji Hyung are working on a character collaboration,” and added, “The timing [of the release] has not been decided yet.” a source from Wanna One agency confirmed the collaboration. Lee Ji Hyung is illustrating Wanna One in Marvel fashion. Although the collaboration is confirmed, the release date or the nature of the project is not yet announced. There’s also a chance that this project is Lee Ji Hyung’s separate project and not Marvel related.
Marvel Future Fight
If this project is Marvel-related, then it is more likely that Wanna One might appear in Marvel Future Fight. They might be included in an event related to Luna Snow. However, these are all just speculations so let’s take all these pieces of information with a pinch of salt.
Wanna One is one of the biggest Korean acts right now. The group was created through a Korean TV competition and has been releasing videos and album ever since. The group is composed of eleven members: Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, Lee Dae-hwi, Kim Jae-hwan, Ong Seong-wu, Park Woo-jin, Lai Kuan-lin, Yoon Ji-sung, Hwang Min-hyun, Bae Jin-young and Ha Sung-woon.