Jaimie Alexander On Why Sif Isn’t In Thor: Ragnarok

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Most of the world has already seen and rave about Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel’s latest release. In a matter of hours, the US will finally join in on the fun.

One major character, however, has missed out on the latest film.

It’s been no casting secret that The Warriors Three – Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg appear in the latest outing. Lady Sif, one of the fiercest warriors on the battlefields of both Thor and Thor: The Dark World, was not in the film. The actor who portrays her, Jaimie Alexander has explained the reasoning.

It was simply a timing issue.

Alexander now cast in the lead role of Jane Doe in Blindspot, there was just no way filming schedules could be juggled to accommodate both projects.

In an interview with Yahoo Movies, Alexander said, “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.”

She added, “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.”

Alexander said she tried to make it work, but it was impossible. There was the added issue of shooting taking place on the other side of the world. Ragnarok was shot mainly on Australia’s Gold Coast.

“So it was sad. I was bummed about it.”

Thor: Ragnarok has taken the world by storm (read our review). It sees the return of our favourites Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Mark Ruffalo. Joining them are the amazing cast additions of Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum and Tessa Thompson.

Director Taika Waititi has created a visually stunning, not to mention laugh out loud, piece of cinema that will shoot those of us of a certain vintage right back to the 1980s! He also has a role in the film, and threatens to steal his own show.

Thor: Ragnarok is currently in cinemas in the UK and Australia. It opens on November 3rd in the US.

Jacie Anderson
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