Avengers: Infinity War answered many big questions that the fans had before walking into the film, but they actually left with even bigger questions. The first one obviously might have stuck in their minds right at the start of the film as Valkyrie, Korg and Miek were nowhere to be found in the place we last saw them, which was the Asgardian Vessel Loki stole from Sakaar.
In the Infinity War commentary, director Joe Russo and the writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely revealed that Valkyrie, Korg and Miek managed to escape the attack of Thanos before he wiped half the people left on that vessel. We will obviously see Valkyrie return in Avengers 4 along with the Asgardians who survived the attack. But ending the topic in the commentary, one of the writers did mention the fact that Valkyrie may be fine, but we have to pray for Korg.
The sweet Kronan has become a beloved character with just one small appearance in Ragnarok and by what the writer said, it seems that Korg might be another one of the victims of Thanos’ big snap. But before we do end up worrying for him, a fan theory on Reddit claims that the pile of talking rocks did manage to survive, and the theory directly ties into the promo of Marvel’s Contest of Champions that came out a while ago and actually featured the director of Thor: Ragnarok, Taika Waititi. Here’s what the theory reads:
“The new promo for the Marvel Contest of Champions was recently released and the PR is done by none other than Taika Waititi as Korg. I know it’s stretching and probably not canon but there are some big-time winks that Korg and Co. are alive if you take the promo at face value.
ALL THIS HINGES ON THE IDEA that the mid-credits scene of Thor: Ragnarok takes place not too long after the ending when Thor says, “Earth it is.” In fact, the mid-credits scene in which Loki and Thor seem to be discussing the new king’s declaration to bring Loki back to Earth seems to just be a continuation of that previous scene. If that’s the case, then the following should hold true.
Korg and Miek are all together inside of something that resembles the Grandmaster’s ship. The designs on the ceiling and back walls resemble those on Sakaar and the Grandmaster’s style, and through the window we see stars.
Valkyire (“Angry Lady”) is clearly present on-board this vessel just housing a 40 oz. We know she escaped the Grandmaster’s ship, per Joe Russo.
Korg says the line: “…and this little guy by my side is Miek. He doesn’t do much, BUT I FEEL BAD FOR STEPPING ON HIM A COUPLE OF WEEKS BACK, so I hired him as our new recruitment officer.”
Our favorite 3-headed cameo (s/o u/Maxxiexy) who fought alongside Korg on the Rainbow Bridge is also present.
Doug is still dead, as evidenced by the line: “Hey, I know this guy. This is the original Doug! Aw, but Doug is dead.”
This theory which was originally drafted up by Redditor ‘LordTeddard’ continues by explaining that Korg actually did not fall prey to Thanos’ snap:
“So, with this in mind, let’s connect some dots. This takes place “a couple of (i.e. TWO) weeks” after Ragnarok. We know Infinity War takes place over roughly a few days, one week if we round up ~~generously~~. Assuming the mid-credits scene takes place right after the ending of Thor: Ragnarok, Korg and Miek must be somewhere with Valkyrie after the snap at the minimum TWO WEEKS AFTER the assault on the Grandmaster’s ship.
Where could one be when on a similarly themed ship to the one that was destroyed at the beginning of Infinity War with windows showing the stars of the universe in the backdrop? On one of the ship’s escape pods used to evacuate ~1/2 the residents, including our resident 3-headed cameo! Clearly, while 1/2 the universe’s population has been turned to dust, Korg and Co. have found some work pushing PR for spin-off games. Case closed, and I look forward to seeing Korg dawn his own infinity gauntlet in Avengers 4.”
While this theory surely is a fanfic and does not provide any real evidence for Korg’s survival, we could only imagine and pray to see him make his return in Avengers 4. Since he is not a huge character, he might not actually survive the snap as the writers could not have written a more substantial role for him. But even if he dies with the Snap, he will obviously return along with all other disintegrated characters.
Avengers 4 will come out on May 3, 2019.