Taika Waititi brings a bit of Maori culture to Thor
Taika Waititi is currently directing an upcoming Marvel film, Thor: Ragnarok and now not only is he directing, but he is starring in it too!
And apparently his character will be sporting a Maori accent.
Taika Waitit will play Korda large, rocky beast from the comics that joins Chris Hemsworth's Thor in the gladiator ring.
Vanity Fair reports Waititi will be bringing his Kiwi roots to the role, playing Korg with a "lilting Māori accent".
Waititi said he initially wanted to cast Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the role, but joked "there wasn’t enough chicken and salmon in New Zealand" to sustain the muscles of him and Hemsworth.
Taika often stars in his films that he is directing, like Hunt For The Wilderpeople and What We Do In The Shadows.