Taika Waititi
Taika Waititi is going to play Korg in his new movie “Thor: Ragnarok.” In this photo, the director attends The 10th Anniversary LG Music Lodge At Sundance With Elio Motors And Tervis on Jan. 20, 2014 in Park City, Utah. Getty Images/Clayton Chase

“Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi always makes a cameo in the films he’s directing, and in the latest Chris Hemsworth-starrer, he is going to portray Korg, an 8-foot-tall rock creature that originated from Marvel’s “Planet Hulk” comic storyline.

“Obviously, being made of rocks, we wanted somebody like The Rock to play him, but there wasn’t enough chicken or salmon in Australia to sustain he and Chris,” he jokingly told Entertainment Weekly. “I never thought I’d be playing the most lovable character in the film.”

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The mountain creature looks incredibly terrifying, but Waititi put a fresh spin to the character. In fact, Waititi even thinks fans would view Korg as a lovable character.

“We wanted to change the idea of what a hulking guy made of rocks could be,” he said. “He’s huge and heavy, but with a light soul. We wanted to make him funny and a relatable entry point into this world. And Thor needs friends.”

There are going to be a lot of new, inter-galactic characters introduced in “Ragnarok,” and Waititi said these far-out creatures are what sets the movie apart from other superhero movies like “Captain America: Civil War.”

“Sometimes I would stop and think, I’m doing a movie that’s got Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and every character is so strange and different,” he told the A.V. Club. “Civil War it’s just humans, humans with human problems. Ours is creatures and beings and all these sorts of really different characters. Again displaying human problems, but in outer space or in other worlds.”

Meanwhile, Cate Blanchett would even be playing Marvel’s first female villain, Hela. Because of her strength, half-brothers Thor and Loki have no choice but to team up despite their differences.

“She’s been locked away for millennia getting more and more cross, and then, with a mistake, she gets unleashed and she ain’t getting back in that box,” Blanchett said about the character.

“Thor: Ragnarok” will be released on Nov. 3.