In the original comic book series, Lee Byung Hun's character is Chinese. But since Lee Byung Hun would be playing the role, he asked the director to change the nationality to a Korean.
On June 28, 'RED 2' held their showcase and club party at the Seoul Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel, where he revealed, "Originally, my character is Chinese. But I asked the director if he could change my character to Korean if it didn't hurt the movie. I don't know if that's the reason my character's name is Han, but his name turned out to be Han."
He explained, "Han used to be an agent, just like Bruce Willis and John Malkovich. But because of Bruce Willis, he falls in a set up, and he becomes the most dangerous assassin in the world without wanting to. Although there's a lot of action, the genre of the movie itself is a comedy. You'll feel refreshed by the action, but please also enjoy the humor code in between. My role is serious and charismatic, but he'll also bring some laughs. He's a killer who's lacking the 2%."
The movie opens in theaters on July 19.