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The AvengerCon Character Fans Didn't Get To See In Ms. Marvel Episode 1

"Ms. Marvel" isn't just about the latest super-powered protagonist to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's about a young girl who has spent years being a fan of the same superheroes that moviegoers in this world have enjoyed. Kamala Khan's (Iman Vellani) world is one where characters like Captain America and Iron Man exist, and the events of films like "The Avengers" is an actual part of history. This leads to a bevy of references in the show's first episode, titled "Generation Why" (via Disney+), to not just what we've seen in Marvel's past but also to fan culture itself.

According to co-directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the fandom isn't just in front of the cameras — Vellani is as much an admirer of Marvel's heroes as her character. "She looks up to Marvel. Kevin Feige is her idol. 'Iron Man' is her all-time favorite movie. She never thought that one day she would be part of the MCU. All of a sudden, she's there, an actress, playing a main character, playing a superhero!" Arbi said (via Moviefone).

At one point in Episode 1, Kamala sneaks out to an AvengerCon, a celebration of the collection of superheroes who have repeatedly saved the world. In a particularly vibrant montage, we see characters parading around just like we've seen real Marvel fans cosplaying and displaying their love at actual cons. The "Ms. Marvel" showrunner has now revealed that this scene was supposed to include a nod to one particular character that didn't end up making it.

Korg was almost in the AvengerCon scene

According to "Ms. Marvel" creator Bisha K. Ali, who recently spoke to TVLine, Korg was originally intended to appear in the AvengerCon scene on Episode 1, "Generation Why." Well, technically, it was a Korg cosplayer that viewers were meant to see in the rapid-fire montage. The character, played by Taika Waititi in the franchise, is a hilarious standout in 2017's "Thor: Ragnarok." As such, a fan cosplaying as Korg sounds like they would have been just as awkward and funny as the character himself. "At one point, there was a guy dressed in full Korg cosplay, and he couldn't get through the security barriers," Ali revealed.

The Korg bit existed in early script drafts of the scene, Ali added, along with a ton of other material and references. Other Easter eggs included Captain America and Captain Marvel cosplayers and Groot merchandise, but Korg certainly would have been a fun addition. "The bananas first draft of AvengerCon, which will never see the light of day, had everybody in it," the "Ms. Marvel" creator noted. One of those additions was another nod to "Thor: Ragnarok," as Ali wanted to include the winged horse we see Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) riding in the Waititi-directed feature.

There was no Korg cosplayer in "Ms. Marvel," but fans are getting plenty more of the character in their future as he's set to appear in "Thor: Love and Thunder," set for release on July 8.