Where Are Valkyrie, Korg And Miek?
Infinity War begins in media res as we see the aftermath of a devastating battle on the Asgardian refugee ship. Over the opening scene, the last of Thor’s allies fall when Thanos kills Loki and Heimdall and gets away with the Space Stone.
Last time we checked in on the ship, though, there were a couple more heroes on board who could have helped. Ragnarok ended with Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie and Taika Waititi’s Korg – not to mention his pal Miek – standing with the God of Thunder. However, in Infinity War, they’re nowhere to be seen. And we’re not even entertaining the possibility that they were killed off screen. We swear to God, if you harmed one pebble on Korg’s head, Marvel…
As these characters proved so popular in their debut movies, we’ve heard a lot about how the studio has big plans for them in future films, so we know that they’re out there somewhere. The most likely option is that the three left the Asgardians to themselves at some point, but we can’t say for sure.
What Happened To Hawkeye And Ant-Man?
There was a lot of fuss made about the lack of Jeremy Renner in the marketing for Infinity War, but it turns out that there’s a very good reason for that: Hawkeye isn’t in the movie. Like, at all. Along with Ant-Man, they’re the only two MCU heroes missing from the party.
A reference is briefly made to the pair though when Steve Rogers enquires where his old pal Clint Barton is. Natasha reveals that both Clint and Scott Lang took deals that allowed the fugitive vigilantes to return to their families. Apparently, this means that the duo are now impossible to get a hold off. Even if the whole universe is in danger, they decide to let Barton and Lang spend time with their kids.
Hawkeye we sort of understand, as even the surprisingly useful archer might not serve much purpose against the Infinity Stones. However, Ant-Man’s shrinking abilities could have proven incredibly useful against Thanos. As they’re absent though, we’re also left the wonder whether Hawkeye and Ant-Man survived the cataclysmic events of the film’s finale.