One of the biggest Kpop groups of our days is currently busy preparing for their comeback, which could be their last comeback as 8 or 9 if Lay joined for a long time.
Idols born in 1989 will be enlisting before 2018 ends. EXO’s Xiumin comes to mind when Korean military law is mentioned because EXO-Ls fear that EXO enlistment plans will soon come into effect.
EXO’s Xiumin was born on March 26, 1990 which means that he will need to enlist in the military before 2019 ends.
SM Entertainment revealed that EXO is one of the groups that are currently preparing for a comeback; their comeback is set to happen before the year ends.
So many fans are both excited and sad by the upcoming comeback which could be their last as 8 or 9 (if Lay joined) before a long time.
The rest of the expected enlistment timeline (if the members chose to enlist by the time they’re 30) will make you sad.
Suho: was born on May 22, 1991 and according to the new law, he would probably have to enlist by 2020.
1992 liners Chanyeol, Chen and Baekhyun will probably follow after them. They are expected to enlist by 2021.
D.O was born in 1993 which means that he will likely enlist in 2022.
The youngest members Kai and Sehun (both born in 1994) will likely enlist by 2023.
If the members enlisted as the expected timeline shared, they would reunite as a full group by 2024-2025 which is 6 years from now.
Of course, this is only an expected timetable. Some of the members might decide to enlist earlier to reduce the hiatus period of EXO as a group. If we were lucky enough and the members decided to enlist before 2020, they would reunite by 2022, which is 2 years less.
How do you feel about this possible enlistment timetable of EXO?