Thor: Love and Thunder – Director confirms tribute to The Rock in the film

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In Thor: Love and Thunder fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have met the boyfriend of Korg, a Kronan named Dwayne with whom Thor’s friend decides to have a baby by holding his hands over a volcano. Now, the film’s director Taika Waititi, who also voices Korg, has confirmed that the character was a reference to the The Rock.

In a publication in twittera fan posted an old photo of Dwayne Johnson, The Rock, in the 90s. The photo has already become a meme on the internet and shows the former fighter wearing a fanny pack and a turtleneck, but this time on his face we have Dwayne from Thor: Love and Thunder.

In the image’s caption, user @raichucopper said: “The fact that Korg’s boyfriend is called Dwayne”, to which taika gave one retweet saying: “It wasn’t a coincidence, baby.”

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Taika Waititi’s Twitter post confirms that “Dwayne” is a reference to Dwayne Johnson.

The reference to The Rock was quickly picked up by fans, after all, it is a being made of stones called Dwayne. In the film, however, the character is not played by the actor, but by Dave Cory, editor of Black Widow, Avengers: Endgame and Aquaman. But who knows in a sequel we won’t see the Black Adam actor making a cameo at Marvel?

Thor: Love and Thunder is showing in cinemas.

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Videogames entered his life in the late '80s, at the time of the first meeting with Super Mario Bros, and even today they make it a permanent part, after almost 30 years. Pros and defects: he manages to finish Super Mario Bros in less than 5 minutes but he has never finished Final Fight with a credit ... he's still trying.

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