Despite having only a trailer and a few released photos, Thor: Ragnarok has garnered a lot of hype and enthusiasm already. It is no surprise considering that the trailer itself was the most viewed within the first 24-hour span that Marvel, Disney, and Pixar have all experienced combined.
With an already very impressive plethora of exciting characters to be expected, including Thor, Hulk, Loki, Doctor Strange, Hela, Odin, the Grandmaster, it seems we can add a couple more to this list.
On Monday afternoon, Marvel Studios announced in their Open House that they would be including Korg and Miek into Thor: Ragnarok. Director Taika Waititi even showed a brief clip teasing a little more of what is to be expected. In the teaser, Thor is thrown into a gladiator jail on Sakaar and as to be expected, Thor immediately wishes to take on the Grandmaster. Korg instead advises the hasty hero against this impulsiveness. According to Waititi, Korg’s voice comes off as light and with the director’s New Zealand accent in order to make the character “really lovable,” a rather fun challenge of sorts since he admits that it’s “difficult to make a character made of rocks lovable.”
Despite the inclusion these two characters, there will be slight changes to both their appearances. Korg, though originally consisting of yellow rocks, will now appear white and gray. He also will yield a large staff that he apparently waves around a bit violently.
Miek, originally looking like a giant insect in the Planet Hulk books, will receive a bit of an appearance upgrade and will have an exoskeleton suit. The suit will have features Miek with legs with hooves and arms with swords at the end.
So, we know that director Waititi will be voicing Korg, and this character will be the one to introduce the titular character to the Sakaar. However, there has been no announcement as to who will play Miek.
What do you think about the inclusion of these two characters? Are you looking forward to seeing how they’ve changed from the comics? Let us know in the comments below!