We know that certain story elements from “Planet Hulk” were being mined for ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘ and have just learned that both Korg And Miek will be making appearances in the film. We were teased last Fall when director Taika Whatiti Instagrammed a Korg keyboard pedal saying “Watch this space #Ragnarok” so his inclusion wasn’t much of a surprise but seeing Miek as well is a treat for fans. While Korg is somewhat reminiscent of The Thing from the ‘Fantastic Four’ as one of his race was already seen in ‘Thor: Dark World’ it is Miek’s insectlike stature that should like amazing moving around with today’s special effects.
When talking about Korg Whatiki stated:
“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.”
In the “Planet Hulk” story arc we see Korg, as most of the other supporting cast, having been a prisoner on Sakaar where the Gladiators all fought to the death until Hulk freed everyone and became their ruler. Much as he became Hulk’s friend in the comic, it looks to be the same here as Whatiki continues that:
“He’s one of the few characters to befriend Thor on the planet. He helps him out. Sort of explains how things go and becomes an ally to Thor.”
While Miek starts as another friend to The Hulk, he tries to convince him to not only take over the galaxy but destroy Earth as well. On this character, the director stated that:
“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.”
Fans of the “Planet Hulk” arc should be thrilled at the inclusion of these two and probably wonder just as I do if we’ll see Miek inevitably betray his new ally or if his character will be adjusted for Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.
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‘Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok Prelude’ is scheduled to be released on October 17th, 2017.
Source: Screen Rant
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