"Hey man. I'm Korg, this is Miek."
If you read this in Taika Waititi's incomparable voice work as Thor: Ragnarok's Korg, you are not alone. The director of the threequel not only made the most lucrative and critically-acclaimed Thor film, he also brought to life a fan-favorite character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, thanks to the popular mobile game Marvel Contest of Champions, the director was gracious enough to return to voice the rocky blue alien in a motion comic book video titled Revolution 2.0, featuring a special guest appearance by Korg's best pal, Miek.
The video is meant to be an ad for the new characters that will be added to the game, framed around the well-known story of Korg's latest revolution antics. As fans might recall, one of the most popular jokes from Thor: Ragnarok involved Korg revealing that he had been imprisoned to fight in the Sakaar arena because he tried to start a revolution that failed because he hadn't printed enough pamphlets.
The Revolution 2.0 motion comic video essentially tells the follow-up to that story, by having Korg distribute pamphlets for a second revolution. Naturally, while not a whole lot of people show up, the Taika Waititi-voiced Korg chooses some new recruits at random, effectively announcing that Red Skull, Heimdall and Doug will also be joining the game.
Wait, "who's Doug," you might wonder? Well, Doug was mentioned by name in Ragnarok, although we never actually saw him. Korg mentions him a few times in the film, as one of the arena fighters who didn't make it out of his fight with the Hulk alive.
Korg and Miek were last seen in the closing moments of Thor: Ragnarok. They were aboard the spaceship known as the Ark, among the fellow Asgardians that managed to escape Hela's wrath and Surtur's destruction of Asgard. While the Ark would fall under attack by Thanos and the Black Order in Avengers: Infinity War, it's been revealed by the directors of the film, Joe and Anthony Russo, that Valkyrie made it off the ship with some other Asgardians. It's a safe bet that Korg and Miek also escaped with her and now, we know what the alien duo has been up to since then: distributing pamphlets to start a second revolution for Marvel's mobile game.
Marvel Contest of Champions is available for download now.