It’s official: Dingdong Dantes takes lead role in Filipino remake of Descendants of the Sun

Earlier this year, GMA-7 announced that it will be remaking the hit K-Drama Descendants of the Sun.

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Although multiple names have been thrown around to play the leads, it’s now official: Dingdong Dantes is officially Captain Yoo Shi Jin, a.k.a. Big Boss.

Song Joong Ki played the role in the original version.

Dantes made the announcement after he renewed his contract with GMA-7. According to a report by GMA News Online, the actor is “more than very physically prepared.”

“I’m emotionally, spiritually prepared, lalo na napaka-espesyal nito,” he said. (“I’m emotionally, spiritually prepared, especially because this is [a very] special [role].”)

According to Dantes, he fell in love with the story after watching the original series.

The actor, however, is mum regarding the rest of the cast.

All we have to do is wait for who will play Dr. Kang Moyeon (Song Hye Kyo), Sergeant Major Seo Dae Young (Jin Goo), and First Lieutenant Yoon Myeong Joo (Kim Ji Won).

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