The Marvel Cinematic Universe is home to many species and creatures. From all kinds of aliens to cosmic entities that can devour worlds, the MCU has an array of such forces. But it does lack a species in the supernatural department. Vampires, despite their popularity in recent pop culture, are absent in the MCU. But little did we know a certain marvel movie had already referenced vampires years ago. We were just too dumb to point it out.
And to top it off, it was confirmed by the most unexpected of characters.
Korg Confirms Vampire Exists In Thor: Ragnarok
The movie sees Thor travel to Sakaar, where he is forced to fight as a gladiator in the Grandmaster’s arena. About almost 40 minutes into the movie’s runtime, we see Korg talking to Thor. he offers the Asgardian a wooden trident. And then he claims the weapon is useless until three vampires are huddled together. With that one line, Korg confirms the MCU does have space vampires.
Korg referenced Vampires probably because od Taika Watiti, who voices and plays as the character in Thor: Ragnarok. Watiti is no stranger to the blood-suckers. he was involved in What We Do In The Shadows, a comedy about three vampires stuck with living with each other. The movie was later turned into a series by FX. The three vampires huddled together reference by Korg is probably for the three lead vampires in that movie and show.
Was It Just A Joke Or Foreshadowing?
The vampire race is the primary antagonist of Blade, the day-walking vampire hunter. Blade is now about to make his official debut in the MCU. Wesley Snipes played the lead character in the famous Blade trilogy. Maybe Watiti had some inside information as well. And this wooden trident line was his way of hinting at Marvel’s upcoming Blade project starring Mahershala Ali.
In the comic books, the vampires caught steam in the Seventies. Marvel introduced Count Dracula – King of Vampires and rule of the Vampire Nation. And soon Blade was also created and made his official Marvel debut in the same decade. Marvel comics has shown the vampires fight many other superhero teams including the X-Men and the Avengers. In the recently concluded King in Black series, the heroes of Earth joined forces with the Vampires to drive away Knull, the God of Symbiotes.
It looks like Korg’s vampire reference will not go in vain. Blade will be fighting the bloodsucking parasites in the MCU in the near future.