Although Thor: Ragnarok will introduce a slew of new characters that the God of Thunder will both be allied with and have to contend against, it appears Marvel has big plans down the pipeline for two of the upcoming film’s most memorable creatures.
In a recent interview with Fandango, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige discussed that he has intentions to have two of Thor: Ragnarok’s newest characters, the rock creature Korg and the insectoid warrior Miek appear once again in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sometime in the near future:
“We have plans for Korg and Miek. When and where we’ll have to wait and see, but we, like the audience now that they’ve seen them, can’t get enough.”
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi who also portrays Korg revealed that there have been discussions about having the two Sakaar natives featured in a Marvel One-Shots short:
“We were talking about doing a little spin-off. Like one of these One-Shot short films with Korg and Miek… like [them] just going shopping and things.”
Yet with Blu-Ray sales dropping Feige would go on to explain how other factors such as Marvel Studio’s expansion in producing more films a year factored in the freeze of content for Marvel One-Shots:
“The truth is we’re a studio that has just recently gone from producing two movies a year to three movies a year, and we’re very comfortable now with the arrangement we have making three movies a year. That doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for other things like one-shots.”
However, Feige would go on to reveal that Marvel One-Shots could make a return if it became extra content released prior to a film’s release rather than being tacked on as extra content for a home video release.
Would you like to see Korg and Miek return in a future Marvel film or a possible Marvel One-Shot? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think!
Directed by Taika Waititi, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins. Here’s the official synopsis:
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok“, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladictorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk!
Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters on November 3, 2017.
5 Marvel Supporting Characters Who Need To Join The ‘Thor’ World
Now that Thor: Ragnarok is behind us, it’s time for fans to start speculating about where the God of Thunder is likely to go next! As things continue to change for Thor moving forward, it’s only fitting that the world around him starts to expand. Ragnarok is introducing newcomers Hela and Skurge to the Marvel Cinematic Universe family, but there’s always room for more expansion.
Thor has a rich group of supporting characters that have either gone on adventures with him or faced him on the battlefield. Some of Thor’s main companions, like Lady Sif and the Warriors Three, have already been introduced and become fan-favorite characters for MCU viewers. Given that Marvel Studios seems to like shaking things up, it seems likely that some of Thor’s lesser-known acquaintances will end up on the big screen soon enough.
Hit Next to find out about five characters who should join Thor on his next solo adventure!