The Reason Lady Sif Isn’t in Thor: Ragnarok, Reveals Jaimie Alexander
Posted 2017/10/28 0 0
And it's a valid reason.
After months of speculation as to why Lady Sif and Thor's other best Asgardian buds aren't in the upcoming "Thor: Ragnarok," Jaimie Alexander is speaking out. Alexander spoke to Yahoo! Entertainment about the scheduling conflict ahead of Blindspot‘s season 3 premiere, and she said that, although she wanted to reprise her role as Lady Sif for Thor: Ragnarok, she wasn’t given sufficient notice to make it happen.
“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. 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. It couldn’t happen. They were on a different continent! So it was sad. I was bummed about it.”
That doesn’t mean there are any hard feelings between the actress and the studio. “I’m really looking forward to seeing it,” she exclaimed. “It will be nice to see all those great people in that movie. I’m super excited for it. I also heard that it’s incredible funny which makes me really happy.”
Earlier, talking to Collider, director Taika Waititi was pretty straightforward on why Alexander wasn't in the movie: "Lady Sif is played by an actor in New York, on a TV show [Blindspot], at the moment. She was busy."
Marvel boss Kevin Feige went a bit further and explained why it was a good thing she wasn't in the movie, since the Warriors Three all get quickly slaughtered by Cate Blanchett's Hela on her arrival in Asgard.
"If she had been on Asgard, she might not be alive, so that's one of the advantages [of not having her in the film]," Feige noted.
Aside from Chris Hemsworth in the title role, Thor: Ragnarok returns Asgardians Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Odin (Anthony Hopkins), Heimdall (Idris Elba), Volstagg (Ray Stevenson), Fandral (Zachary Levi), and Hogun (Tadanobu Asano). Alexander isn’t the only regular sitting out Ragnarok, however; with the action taking place on far-flung worlds, none of the franchise’s recurring earthlings, Natalie Portman‘s Jane Foster, Kat Dennings’s Darcy Lewis, or Stellan Skarsgård’s Erik Selvig, is back for the threequel.
Directed by Taika Waititi and written by Stephany Folsom, Thor: Ragnarok lands in theaters on November 3, 2017.