Rejoice WIZ*ONEs, IZ*ONE might be getting back together real soon! For those in the dark, it has been confirmed earlier on 18th June that most of the members’ individual agencies have expressed their agreement to re-launch the group!
Reports began circulating soon after, suggesting that the entertainment companies representing the 12 members of the group are currently discussing with CJ ENM Entertainment in regards to the possibilities for their impending comeback. The latter company later confirmed all the rumours.
In light of the recent news about IZ*ONE’s future group activities, industry insiders have looked further into the details surrounding the girl group’s potential project return to activities. Earlier today, Star News reported that CJ ENM has been in discussions with various companies since May.
In addition, the South Korean news outlet also came up with a full report containing information on CJ ENM’s proposal for IZ*ONE’s full-group return. Among the company’s plan for the “Produce 48” winning group include to hold concerts in both South Korea and Japan, as well as to release two digital singles.
The media portal pointed out, however, that based on the content of the proposal, CJ ENM might not be aiming to make IZ*ONE as a permanent group. But rather, they are planning to sort out temporary group activities for them until the plans for the 12 members at their respective home labels are finalised.
One rep of an agency signed with an IZ*ONE member told Star News, “It’s true that CJ ENM came up with the offer earlier in May, but that’s exactly what it is; just an offer. Nothing has been worked out still,” indicating signs of potential disputes between the different agencies of the members.
The same portal also claimed that despite CJ ENM’s supposed plan to keep their extended promotion offer from clashing with each agency’s own plans, IZ*ONE’s return to promotions as a full 12-member group is “highly unlikely”. In this case, Star News stated that many of the “Panorama” singers’ respective agencies have very different plans in the works.
Still, it’s safe to say that nothing has been set in stone so far. It seems like fans have to keep their eyes peeled on the updates regarding IZ*ONE’s return to the K-pop scene.