Thor: Ragnarok Fan-Favorite Korg Was Actually Inspired By Polynesian Nightclub Bouncers

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Among the many different characters introduced in Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi's excessively friendly and revolutionary Kronan warrior became one of the many favorites in the film. What Marvel fans don't know however is that Korg was actually inspired by nightclub bouncers.

Speaking in an interview on The Last Leg talk show, Waititi decided to talk about some of the fan-favorite characters in Ragnarok, one of which was Korg, the stony gladiator that Thor (Chris Hemsworth) got to meet on the planet of Sakaar in the film. According to the New Zealand filmmaker, Korg was actually inspired by Polynesian nightclub bouncers he would encounter back in his country. The director describes these bouncers as "giant hulking dudes" with rather delicate and gentle voices – one of the main reasons why Korg sounds the way he does in Ragnarok.

Joking about the character's ideologies, Waititi also says that the political policies of Korg would include stamping out "all the paper that's plaguing our country at the moment and it'd be a bit more lenient on the scissor immigration, cause they pose no threat to us."


While Korg remains a beloved side-character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have yet to see whether or not the rock gladiator survived Thanos' finger-snapping massacre in Avengers: Infinity War. After all, neither Korg nor Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) appeared in the film, causing fans to wonder whether the two were able to escape with a few Asgardians before the opening of Infinity War.

What do you think? Could Korg have survived?

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