After the huge success of KBS’s “Descendants of the Sun,” fans have been waiting for a long time to see what actor Song Joong Ki will be up to. After appearing in the historical film “Battleship Island” and picking up endorsement deals, the star has remained quiet on what drama project he will take on next. Most recently, he reportedly rejected a role in the Netflix drama “Kingdom” set for release next year.

Song-Song couple wedding

It came a surprise when news of Song Joong Ki’s wedding to “Descendants of the Sun” co-star Song Hye Kyo was announced by the pair, known to their fans as the Song-Song couple.

While speculation has been rife that the two have been engaged in an off screen romance since "DOTS" aired, the couple has remained low key about their relationship before breaking out the wedding news.

The pair made the announcement last July and made public their decision to get married this October. Details about their relationship were also revealed for the first time as both stars explained why they decided to keep their relationship out of the limelight.

It can be recalled that prior to the announcement, Song Joong Ki bought a house in the Itaewon district, leading the media to believe that he was ready to get settled. When rumors of the Song-Song couple being spotted by fans vacationing in Bali broke out in June, fans speculated that the pair were getting serious and may soon be getting married.

Blossom Entertainment and UAA Entertainment, the agencies managing Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo’s careers, made the official announcement of the marriage followed by statements from the actors to their fans. Recently, the couple completed their wedding pictorial in San Francisco. According to a report from All Kpop, the Song Song couple flew back to Korea last September 13 after a 10-day stay in the US.

Netflix’s Kingdom

It was reported by Soompi that Song Joong Ki has turned down the lead role for Netflix’s zombie period drama “Kingdom” because of his upcoming wedding. The drama will revolve around a prince in the Joseon era who will be tasked to investigate a mysterious outbreak plaguing the kingdom.

However, because of the actor’s hectic schedule leading up to his wedding, he was left with no choice but to pass up on the role.

Initial production was originally set for September, but because of the production’s intent to ensure the quality of the series, it has been postponed until October.

“Song Joong Ki made a final decision to turn down ‘Kingdom.’ Nothing has been confirmed yet for his next project,” Blossom Entertainment said in their statement.

“Kingdom” will be written by “Signal” writer Kim Eun Hee and directed by “Tunnel” film director Kim Seong Hun. The series is expected to release on Netflix mid-2018.