Taika Waititi's Korg is coming back for Thor: Love and Thunder
The director's much-loved video game-playing alien will be back.
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When Waititi revealed that Korg will be back for the movie, he looked surprised at the huge cheer from the audience. "Thank you so much for that reaction," he said.
We first met Korg in the Waititi-directed Thor: Ragnarok as another warrior made to take part in the Grandmaster's Contest of Champions alongside Thor. They escape, he helps Thor defeat Hela alongside Valkyrie, and he then appears as Thor's video game-playing, pizza-eating, beer-swilling buddy in New Asgard for Avengers: Endgame. There's now even a video game-playing Korg Funko pop toy.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set to hit screens on Nov. 5, 2021.