The latest feature film featuring the God of Thunder hit theaters on November 3, 2017. While Thor: Ragnarok featured several familiar faces, it also introduced audiences to a slew of new characters. One such character provided comedic relief throughout the film, do you know who this is?
Korg, created by Greg Pak and Carlo Pagulayan, made his first appearance in Journey into Mystery #83 in 1962. Korg is a member of the Kronans – semi-humanoid race whose bodies are typically 8 feet tall with virtually impenetrable stone-like hides. During his first appearance, Korg was defeated by Thor and found himself as a prisoner of the Red King on Sakaar. Through the use of an obedience disk implanted in his neck, Korg was forced to fight in gladiatorial arenas. On one occasion, Korg was even forced to kill his brother Margus, something he has yet to ever forgive himself for doing.
When the Hulk was exiled to Sakaar, Korg along with five other prisoners of the Red King quickly became his ally. Fighting alongside the Hulk, Korg and the rest of the rebels went up against the Red King. Of course this rebellion was only possible after the Silver Surfer destroyed the obedience disks controlling the gladiators. After Sakaar was detonated, Korg seemingly surrendered himself into SHIELD custody. However, as soon as an opportunity presented itself, he escaped. Korg made several appearances in comics such as World War Hulk: Frontline, Avengers: The Initiative, Chaos War, and Civil War II.
In addition to appearing in Thor: Ragnarok, portrayed by the film’s director Taika Waititi, Korg has also appeared in The Super Hero Squad Show, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and Planet Hulk. Fans of Waititi’s portrayal of Korg will be happy to know that producer Kevin Feige announced that Korg will appear in future Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.