K-Drama, “Goblin” or “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God”, was a hit because of the bromance between the two male leads in the series, portrayed by Gong Yoo and Lee Dongwook. The double male lead syndrome has proven to be successful in China with 2018’s “Guardian”, and 2019’s “The Untamed”. There are now viral rumors that Taiwan will be remaking “Goblin”.
On Christmas day, numerous Chinese bloggers reported Taiwan will be remaking “Goblin” next year with Jerry Yan (言承旭) and Mike He (賀軍翔) as the male leads and a new actress as the female lead. Once the rumors started going viral, netizens started getting hysterical.
While many netizens approve of the rumored male leads, they don’t want a remake. They are afraid the integrity of the original work would be compromised. Netizens left comments saying, “I don’t want a remake, but these two people, I can deal with.”, “That’s right. It doesn’t have anything to do with the actors. It’s because the original version is too iconic.”, “There is no way to surpass Lee Dongwook and Gong Yoo.”
There is no further information on these rumors yet.
UPDATE 12/25/19 07:13: Jerry Yan responded to Sina Entertainment on starring in the “Goblin” remake with Mike He, saying, “Didn’t hear about this”.