Immediately following the broadcast, viewers fervidly requested that Cha Tae Hyun join the program as a regular cast member.
However, casting director Kang Bong Kyu stated that his participation is not even an option due to his participation on variety show “1 Night 2 Days,” which airs immediately after “Superman Returns.”
“Cha Tae Hyun is truly perfect for the show. However, because he is on ‘1 Night 2 Days,’ realistically his participation [on ‘Superman Returns’] is impossible,” said Kang Bong Kyu.
“As ‘Superman Returns’ and ‘1 Night 2 Days’ are corners of one segment, ‘Happy Sunday,’ it is going to be realistically difficult for Cha Tae Hyun to appear on both back-to-back. This is why we didn’t even consider sending a casting offer to Cha Tae Hyun,” he explained.
He continued, “We are grateful for viewers’ love and interest in ‘Superman Returns.’ And we ask for even more of your love for the existing cast.”
Meanwhile, “Superman Returns” continues to dominate its time slot. The March 1 broadcast featuring Cha Tae Hyun recorded first place with an impressive 16.6 percent viewer rating.