Early 'Thor: Ragnarok' Concept Art Shows Surtur's Minions

Freelance concept artist Ian Joyner has shared a new piece of concept art from Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok, showing the Asgardian Avenger's first encounter with Surtur's fiery minions.

"Early Thor: Ragnarok keyframe sketch to show Surtur's minions confronting Thor for the first time," Joyner wrote.

Thor's battle with Surtur and his legion of creatures featured in the earliest moments of Thor: Ragnarok, with the Muspelheim fire demon prophesied to bring about the total destruction of Asgard.

Joyner recently showed off alternate concept designs for Korg — Thor's newfound rock-like buddy — that had the rocky alien looking more monstrous in appearance. Joyner served as concept artist for Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as well as blockbuster hits The Amazing Spider-Man and Jurassic World.

Thor: Ragnarok recently surpassed Wonder Woman to become the seventh highest-grossing movie of 2017 with a box office haul of $833 million.