Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi, Korg

Marvel already has big plans for Thor: Ragnarok's breakout fan favorites

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Oct 24, 2017

We knew that director Taika Waititi would also be playing three characters in Thor: Ragnarok, but we didn’t know one of them would be the upcoming Marvel film’s breakout star with a future in the MCU.

Even though Ragnarok is still a couple weeks out, early viewers are already pointing at Waititi’s New Zealand-accented Korg character as a fan favorite, particularly when he’s alongside his insect-alien cohort, Miek (you can see them announcing the revolution 20 seconds into the trailer below). Such buzz has not escaped the ever-perceptive Marvel Studios president:

“We have plans for Korg and Miek,” Feige told Fandango. “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.”

Just how we’ll see the duo in the future is up for grabs, though. Waititi — who has previously been hailed for double duty before, particularly on What We Do in the Shadows — sounds like he’s all for resurrecting the popular One-Shot shorts that Marvel used to make for Blu-ray extras.

“We were talking about doing a little spin-off,” said Waititi. “Like one of these One-Shot short films with Korg and Miek … like [them] just going shopping and things.”

But Feige pretty much shot down the idea of creating specific Blu-ray content, citing the logistical issues that recently came with moving the studio from two to three pictures a year. He did, however, leave the door open for extra pre-release content, sort of like the Team Thor viral video (shown below) that Waititi shot: “That being said, the 'Team Thor' short that Taika did with Darryl and Thor were great fun, and are quite doable, and in some parts helped redefine Thor into what he's become in Ragnarok in a fun way. So there might be opportunities for more things like that.”

Regardless of how it comes about, more Waititi both in front of and behind the camera is likely a good thing for fans of the MCU, particularly Korg the Kronan. What’s your take?