A lot of Thor: Ragnarok is counterintuitive. Given how Thor has been slightly more serious with its previous films, seeing this high-octane action-comedy was unexpected; Thor’s more laid back personality was unexpected; and if you’ve seen one of the clips with the behemoth rock monster speaking, you’ll realize that his voice is a bit unexpected.
Rather than it being your typical big, brutish voice, this character — Korg — has a soft, light voice that kind of makes you look at the character differently. What you may not know is that it’s director Taika Waititi who voices said character.
But why did Waititi take on this role instead of giving it to someone with a deeper, more grizzled voice? Speaking with CinemaBlend, Waititi said?
“Obviously, being made of rock, we really wanted someone like The Rock to play him. But there wasn’t enough chicken or salmon in Australia to sustain both him and Chris [Hemsworth]. So we got the next best thing, which is we got this super hot young actor from New Zealand. This super hot young character actor named Taika Waititi.”
Okay, then. So it wasn’t an entirely serious answer, but given the overall tone of the film, as well as Waititi’s playful personality, it’s just the answer we’d expect to hear.
But what do you think? Would this role have fared better with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson serving as the voice? Let us know down below!
Thor: Ragnarok is out tonight!