Warning: SPOILERS for Thor: Ragnarok are forward!
Though Hela served as Thor: Ragnarok‘s foremost antagonist, she wasn’t the one highly effective Marvel villain to provide the God of Thunder hassle within the film. Firstly of the story, Thor discovered himself imprisoned by Surtur, ruler of Muspelheim. After studying from Surtur concerning the impending Ragnarok and the way Odin was nonetheless alive, Thor broke free. However earlier than he might defeat the hearth demon and escape, he needed to take care of a horde of fiery minions standing in his means, and you may see how these grunts have been initially speculated to look within the idea artwork under.
Ian Joyner, an artist who beforehand labored on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, additionally submitted designs for Thor: Ragnarok, together with this scene of Surtur’s minions surrounding Thor. Whereas the smaller ones actually look formidable on their very own, I dig the 2 giants carrying the flaming spears. Perhaps if they’d proven up within the film, Thor would not have managed to hightail it out of there. Okay, possibly not contemplating that Thor took down all of these blazing goons’ boss, however nonetheless, it might have been cool to see them in motion.
As a result of he wasn’t at peak energy ranges, Surtur was quickly defeated by Thor initially of Thor: Ragnarok, and the God of Thunder took the hearth demon’s crown again to Asgard to place in Odin’s trophy room. This proved to be each a sensible and disastrous choice, as a result of throughout Thor: Ragnarok‘s climactic battle, our esteemed hero, who had misplaced Mjolnir and one of his eyes at Hela’s arms, realized that he would not be capable to defeat the Asgardian goddess of demise. The one being who might accomplish such a job was Surtur, and Thor resurrected him by placing his crown into the Everlasting Flame.
Now alive as soon as extra and at full energy, Surtur did not want any underlings to help him in inflicting mass destruction. He did that each one on his personal, and whereas it resulted in Hela being vanquished, it additionally meant that Ragnarok got here to go as foretold, and Asgard was destroyed, although thankfully its residents have been evacuated. Surtur died within the course of, so for those who have been wanting ahead to seeing him and his minions wreak havoc in different areas of the 9 Realms, you are out of luck.
Thor: Ragnarok is wrapping up its theatrical run, however the film shall be obtainable on dwelling media early in 2018. Thor himself will be a part of the opposite main MCU heroes within the battle in opposition to Thanos and the Black Order when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on Might four, 2018. Remember to additionally look by our Marvel movies guide to see what else the MCU has in improvement.