Taika Waititi Confirms Korg & Miek In ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

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Last night during Marvel’s open house event, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi revealed to the press that both Korg, a Kronan — an advanced race who developed space-travel technology and known adversary of Asgard — as well as the insectoid Miek would be appearing in the upcoming film.

Waititi confirmed Korg and Miek would be featured in the Planet Hulk storyline while he explained that the film would is borrowing elements from the Planet Hulk storyline in the Contest of Champions that Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster is running on the planet Sakaar:

“His name is Korg, like the piano, and he’s a Kronan! I mean, I know you’ve seen [Thor] Dark World. At the beginning of Dark World, there’s a Kronan there. This is kind of a relation to that guy. He’s not as tall. He’s sort of about eight feet tall, and he’s um, made of rocks. He’s one of the creatures featured in the Planet Hulk storyline along with another character called Miek who is also in the film, so we’re borrowing those from their storyline and putting them in the arena, the Contest of Champions, that the Grandmaster, Jeff Goldblum runs on the planet Sakaar, which the Hulk is the main champion.”

The director went on to add that Miek himself, a native to Sakaar, is a much more serious and efficient character than Korg is in the film:

“This other character here is Miek. He’s from the comics as well. He’s sort of like an insectoid. He sort of has a cool exoskeleton with knife hands. He’s basically sort of a larva shaped thing. He controls the exoskeleton with these controls and stuff. He’s way more graceful than Korg. Much more efficient and Miek does not talk.”

In addition to the reveal of Korg and Miek, the press was treated to their introductory scene in the film in which Thor is put into a jail cell on Sakaar with Korg and Miek. Following a humorous introduction from Korg, Thor asks how the two of them ended up in the cell to which Miek respond’s “I tried to start a revolution but I didn’t print enough pamphlets,” just before he tries to recruit Thor for his revolution.

Waititi also revealed that he assumed the motion capture responsibilities for Korg on the set and that he will be voicing the Kronan character as well.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Anthony Hopkins, and Jeff Goldblum.

Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.

 Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017.

Source: Screen Rant

Highlights From The ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Teaser Trailer

Thor Ragnarok 12The first official teaser trailer for Marvel’s upcoming Thor: Ragnarok hit the web, and boy does it look incredible. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn recently proclaimed that the trailer was the best Marvel trailer ever made, and after seeing this new footage it’s hard to disagree. It also helps that this trailer takes some advice from the Guardians playbook thanks to perfect usage of Led Zepplin’s “Immigrant Song”.

This incredible new teaser showcases that filmmaker Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople) is going to bring quite possibly the most unique film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The kinetic visual style and the infectious energy seems to surpass both Thor and Thor: The Dark World combined.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at 10 of the most exciting highlights from the newest teaser for Thor: Ragnarok.