via Entertainment Weekly
Thor Ragnorak is the next Marvel movie to come around the corner and it looks like it’ll include a gay hero.
Gay characters have existed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe through the tv shows. For instance, Jeri Hogarth in Jessica Jones and Iron Fist was a multi-layered lesbian character and lawyer who assisted the heroes in their legal battles.
That said, because Kevin Feige doesn’t want to deal with Ike Perlmutter (the head of Marvel comics and TV), any real connection between the tv shows and movies are lost.
So, this new character that’ll show up in Thor Ragnorak will be the first real gay character in the movies.
But who is the character? He’s a rock alien named Korg that kind of looks like The Thing from the Fantastic Four except maybe with a little more rock….
Credit: Marvel Comics
You see, Thor Ragnorak is intertwining its own story with that of “Planet Hulk.” Thor Ragnorak sees the Norse God as a captive on a planet and forced to fight others (like Hulk) in an intergalactic colosseum. “Planet Hulk” was a storyline in the mid-2000s in which Hulk was a captive on a planet and forced to fight others… Get the drift?
During the “Planet Hulk” storyline, Hulk befriended a group of alien warriors known as the Warbound. Within that group were the rock-like Korg and a one-armed alien named Hiroim. It was later revealed that the two were a couple.
It has also been revealed that Korg is in Thor Ragnorak and will be an ally to Thor. Korg will be performed by Taika Waititi, the director, himself through motion capture.
Thor Ragnorak / Credit: Marvel
The question is? Will the character’s sexuality be mentioned or even shown through his romance with fellow teammate Hiroim?
We’ll see October 25 when Thor Ragnorak releases.