Jaimie Alexander Confirms Herself for Thor 2, But is a "Maybe" For The Avengers
01.11.12 by Ryan
News about Marvel Studios' upcoming sequel Thor 2 seem to be everywhere these days. Actor Tom Hiddleston, who played the god of thunder's (Chris Hemsworth) treacherous brother Loki in Thor, recently revealed that Thor 2 was going to start shooting this summer in London, just as Marvel hired Saving Private Ryan screenwriter Robert Rodat to rewrite the script. Now Jamie Alexander, who played the Asgardian warrior Sif in Thor, has confirmed her return in the sequel.
"Yeah, I've had a few discussions about Thor 2," Alexander told MTV while doing press for new movie Loosies. "Definitely going to be a part of it, so that will be fun. And we just got Alan Taylor from Game of Thrones to direct, so I'm very excited. I'm excited to see what he brings. He's got a great history of directing comedic bits and then action bits and that's something our movie definitely has."
Taylor won the rotating director's chair for Thor 2 last month, after both Kenneth Branagh and Patty Jenkins (Monster) vacated it, and is now, like the rest of the cast and crew, awaiting the new script from Rodat. Until the script is finished, Alexander can't be sure what will happen with Sif, but she did reveal what she would like to see.
I'm a comic book nerd at heart, so I'd like to see the relationship between Thor and Sif progress. Whether or not they do that, we're not sure yet. So, we'll see. I think that element will be in there, but I don’t know how much.
There's still a question about whether Alexander will appear in The Avengers, the already-stuffed superhero team-up that opens later this summer and will see Hemsworth and Hiddleston reprise their Thor roles. When asked directly if she would appear in the movie, Alexander responded with a coy "I can't tell you," which — in the great game of movie promotion obfuscation — is a "maybe" at least.
Sometimes you never know. Like, it'll be funny — they'll call you and they'll do a post-credits scene and you're like, "Oh, so everything I said in interviews is completely wrong." So I never know.
Whether that means Alexander is set to appear in a post-credits scene in The Avengers is unknown, though it certainly sounds like it. With only one trailer online for The Avengers (along with German-dubbed and Russian-dubbed versions), there's only so much footage available to review, but the movie is reportedly doing reshoots, so, as Alexander says, "you never know". We'll find out on May 4th, when The Avengers opens. Meanwhile, Thor 2 is scheduled to open on November 15, 2013.