Easter eggs you missed in Thor: Love And Thunder
“Thor: Ragnarok” introduced a slew of new characters to the MCU, including Hela, Skurge, Valkyrie, the Grandmaster, Korg, and Miek. Korg and Miek, who provided some of the film’s most memorable moments of comic relief, quickly became fan favorites. The former has a much bigger role in “Thor: Love and Thunder,” where he became Thor’s “best friend” as they adventure with the Guardians of the Galaxy, while the latter served in the Administration of King Valkyrie. Korg’s personality and physiology are fairly easy to grasp (he’s an affable rocker), while Miek’s requires closer inspection.
The character first appeared in “The Incredible Hulk” #92. In the comics, Miek is a Sakaaran who can shapeshift and become a slave after his family is murdered. The Miek we meet in “Thor: Ragnarok” is held captive by the Grandmaster and forced to fight in his gladiatorial pits. His body was retrofitted with a metal exoskeleton that gave him blades for his hands. However, in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’, Miek underwent quite the transformation.
The purple insectoid is now a female. She wears a skirt suit with a blouse with a neck bow. There’s a precedence for it in the comics as well. At some point, due to exposure to chaos energy, Miek changes sex and can lay eggs. Taika Waititi also gave him new appendages. Presumably for her duties as King Valkyrie’s assistant, her exoskeleton has been updated with dry-erase markers which she uses to take notes during Thor’s speech.