THOR: RAGNAROK Director Taika Waititi Played 4 Different Characters in the Film
There is no question that Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is a very talented guy and writer, so it comes as so surprise that the New Zealand-born filmmaker stepped in and played Korg, one of the movie’s funniest supporting characters. But it seems that wasn't enough of a challenge for Waititi because he ended up playing four characters in the movie.
During an interview with the Empire Magazine podcast, Waititi revealed that he played three additional characters in the movie. He provided his voice and did the performance-capture for Korg who’s trying to organize a revolution on Sakaar and ends up fighting with Thor and his "Revengers" during the movie’s climax. Waititi also provided the performance-capture work for the fire demon Surtur, although that character’s voice was eventually provided by actor Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption). But Waititi also played a much smaller role. As he told the podcast:
“I am one of the heads on the three-headed alien, this character called Haju. I’m the head on the right. And I’m also the motion-capture for Surtur.”
The director told slashfilm.com on the set that he did some uncredited character work when the occasion called for it:
“Often I’ll jump in [for other mocap stuff]. Mark [Ruffalo] is no longer here so I’ll jump in for Hulk’s stuff. We have stand-ins, but they’re not actors, and they don’t have timing and stuff. So I’ll jump in for those things every now and then.”
It's not often you have a director with such talent behind and in front of the camera. Waititi has proven that he is a man of many talents and will without a doubt continue to bring us quality films and roles.
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