With Thor: Ragnarok set to incorporate elements of the Planet Hulk comic book arc, director Taika Waititi has taken to Instagram to tease the inclusion of one the main characters from the storyline in Korg the Kronan.
In Marvel’s comic book continuity, Korg and the Kronan’s were defeated by Thor in Journey into Mystery #83, and Korg eventually found himself a prisoner on the planet of Sakaar, where he was forced to do battle in the gladitorial arenas. It’s here that he meets the Hulk in the Planet Hulk storyline and quickly becomes his ally and friend.
A Kronan (who was thought to be Korg) already appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he was quickly dispatched by the God of Thunder in Thor: The Dark World.
Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features Marvel veterans Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk alongside Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, Karl Urban as Skurge and Sam Neill in an as-yet-unrevealed role. It is set for release on November 3rd, 2017.