Chosen One of the Day: Taika Waititi as Korg in Thor: Ragnarok

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We at Team FANGRRLS have been open and honest in regard to our feelings for and intentions toward Taika Waititi, director of What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and most recently Thor: Ragnarok. We are decidedly pro-Waititi. Both as a director and in his cameo appearance in his latest film, in which he played Korg.

Waititi discussed the character in his recent Facebook Live interview with Jeff Goldblum.

“He is made of rocks. At first glance, you’d think it was just a pile of rocks sitting in the corner, but no, he’s actually a being. On the inside he’s very gentle, very sweet and good-natured. He’s soft on the inside, like whipped cream, like a whipped cream with flower petals sprinkled on top of it.”

See? We always knew Taika was good enough to eat. Goldblum agreed. 

“You’re like a cannoli.”

Waititi agreed with his agreement.

“I’m like a cream egg.”

But enough about Taika Waititi's general snackness. Back to Korg. Korg is a Kronan, a tall, stone-like creature, who was featured in the Planet Hulk storyline, elements of which were adapted into Thor: Ragnarok.

Waititi admits that perhaps other performers were considered.

"Being made of rocks, we really wanted to get someone like The Rock to play him, but there wasn't enough chicken or salmon in Australia to sustain both him and Chris [Hemsworth]," Waititi told E! News. "So the next best thing was a hot—super hot—export from New Zealand. A great character actor named Taika."

We agree, and we are grateful for this precious cannoli of a cream egg.