A lot of familiar faces return for Thor: Ragnarok, the third solo outing for Chris Hemsworth‘s Asgardian Avenger in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One who is not is Lady Sif, even though she’s been a figure in Thor and its sequel, Thor: The Dark World. Jaimie Alexander recently revealed why and, as is typical with actors juggling multiple projects, it all comes down to timing.
“I was asked, but the timing of when they were going to shoot and when Blindspot was gonna shoot — it was pretty much the same time,” Alexander told Yahoo Movies. “So there was a conflict there. I was hoping for more of a notice from [the studio] so I could make it work, but it was a short notice thing. They called and said, ‘Hey, by the way, would you come do this?’ I said there is no way I can make that work that fast.”
She “tried,” the Blindspot star continued, but “it couldn’t happen. They were on a different continent.” She added, “So it was sad. I was bummed about it.”
When Marvel released the first image from Thor: Ragnarok — a piece of concept art highlighting Cate Blanchett’s Hela — fans were disappointed to see Alexander’s name missing from the cast list. She replied to one of them on Twitter, writing, “Don’t worry 😉 ….” Sadly, it wasn’t in the stars for this one.
Thor: Ragnarok gets its name from the end of days in Norse mythology. By impersonating his father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins), on the Asgard throne, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) inadvertently brings about the return of Hela, the Goddess of Death. She makes quick work of Thor, shattering his hammer and knocking him through space to the planet Sakaar, where he finds his “friend from work,” Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) fighting in a gladiatorial arena.
Also featured are Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, once an elite warrior for Asgard; Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster, who’s running the place on Sakaar; and Karl Urban as Skrull, a henchman of Hela.
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige addressed Sif’s absence earlier in an interview with Collider. “If she had been on Asgard, she might not be alive, so that’s one of the advantages,” he said.
Alexander noted how she’d love to return as Sif if the occasion called for it. “I love Marvel. I’d be happy to do other projects with them at any time,” she said. “They’re a great company — I love all the guys and girls over there — they always are able to get a really fun cast for almost every project they have, which is often. And, of course, who doesn’t want to be a superhero?”
Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters on Nov. 2.
I’ve added HD screencaps from last night’s episode of Blindspot. What a great start to the season. I’ve also added stills for upcoming episodes 3×02 and 3×04 thanks to our partner site Luke Mitchell Fan.
iHollywoodTV posted a Blindspot Season 3 behind the scenes video which includes Jaimie, Luke, and Sullivan. Thanks to our awesome twitter follower SamAndCat for the heads up!
I’ve added photos of Jaimie from New York Comic Con (NYCC). She looked lovely. At NYCC they also released the new trailer for Blindspot season 3. Hopefully more photos to come soon.
I’ve added new Blindspot episode stills from the first episode of season 3. Huge thanks to my friend Angela for these. Blindspot returns later this month on October 27th.
I’ve added a new season 3 promotional poster of Jaimie. I apologize for the lack of updates. I am still catching up on a lot of stuff on all of my sites.
With so much quality TV jostling for our attention, a perfectly worthwhile show can easily slip into obscurity nowadays. But for viewers who can bear to tear themselves away from Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and Narcos a world of under-appreciated television awaits. We’ve trawled the nether reaches of Netflix, Amazon Prime etc to bring you the definitive countdown of below-the-radar telly worth a second glance.
A police procedural with a difference as an amnesiac women found naked in Times Square is revealed to have supernatural sleuthing powers. The tattoos covering her body contain contain clues to seemingly unsolvable crimes. But will the FBI team assigned to work with the mysterious Remi (Jaimie Alexander) accept her as one of their own?