Jaimie Alexander Speaks On ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ Sif’s Thoughts On Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster & Wonder Woman
As the first trailer for ‘Thor: The Dark World’ arrived online earlier this week, IGN spoke with Jaimie Alexander about the trailer, what we can expect from the film, and also fans’ desire to see her play Wonder Woman. In the trailer Alexander’s Lady Sif looks none too happy to see Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster. On the topic of Lady Sif’s feelings toward Jane in ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ Alexander revealed, “Well, I think that everyone can tell from the trailer that Jane comes to Asgard, which could pose a threat. You know, we’re bringing someone from another realm into our realm who technically shouldn’t be able to survive there. So I think she’s really, more than seeing Jane as a threat to somebody that she loves in a love triangle way, it’s more that Jane could be a threat to her people. And Sif is very protective of her fellow Asgardians and the throne and that sort of thing, so she’s quite wary of Jane. But also, she really, really loves Thor — as a comrade, as a warrior and as the future king of Asgard — but also as a man.
She continued, “So I think it’s very hard for her to see that he still has feelings for this other person. But you really get to see how much she loves him because she does end up sacrificing a lot. It’s a great part this time around. It was a lot of fun, and you get to see a more vulnerable side of Sif. You also get to see more of Asgard, the daily life in Asgard and the Warriors [Three] and where they come from, things like that. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Considering that ‘Thor: The Dark World’ director Alan Taylor worked on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Jaimie Alexander talked about the ‘Thor’ sequel’s tone, “Alan brought his own style to the film, which is great. It was up to us as actors to try and keep some continuity to it as well, because we’ve played these characters before. So that’ll still be there, but it’s definitely got a darker feel. I think people are going to like it. Again, I guess people are going to love or hate it, but I do think they’re going to enjoy it. It’s different, but all the characters are still the same. It’s not going to be too farfetched, and I really don’t think it’s going to feel like two separate franchises, just two separate films. I’m hoping that it smoothly crosses the first into the second. But yeah, those battle sequences he shot, he had so many great ideas, and the shots that he got were so great. It’s just really fun working with somebody who’s so excited and so passionate, because we had that on the first movie with Kenneth Branagh. So our hope for this one was that Alan was going to be a nice guy and collaborative, and he was all of those things and more. He was a really great person to work with.”
Finally, with a number the fan campaigns online to get the actress to play Wonder Woman, Jaimie Alexander said, “You know, I’m very aware of that, and yeah, it is extremely flattering, because I really did love that character growing up. I think that if there was the right script and the right timing, like I’ve said before in interviews, it’d be nice to see Wonder Woman done sort of like The Bourne Identity or something a little bit more masculine and a bit more tough, because really all we’ve seen thus far is her running around in hot pants and big, huge boobs and not really doing much. And I’m talking about film and television, I’m not talking about the comic books, because actually in the comic books — especially Allan Heinberg’s version — she’s pretty badass! She works for the CIA, she’s incredible. But, you know, if something was done a little bit more classy and it had a lot more strength to it, I would consider it. There’s nothing I wouldn’t consider. Of course, I am Lady Sif in a Marvel franchise, and that may not work out, for me to play Wonder Woman, but I am absolutely flattered that people want me to play her because I’ve always loved her since I was a kid.”
In ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander, Tadanobu Asano, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman reprise their roles from the first film, while Zack Levi is confirmed to play Fandril, Christopher Eccleston will play the villainous Malekith The Accursed, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing Algrim the Strong and Kurse.
Set one year after ‘The Avengers,’ Thor battles to save all the Nine Realms from a mysterious enemy older than the universe itself. However, a primeval race led by Malekith, who is out for revenge, intends to descend the universe into darkness. Confronted by an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot overcome, Thor must reunite with Jane Foster and set out on a dangerous journey that will force him to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Alan Taylor, an accomplished TV director whose credits include ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Mad Men,’ ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Nurse Jackie,’ takes over directorial duties from Kenneth Branagh, who helmed the first ‘Thor’ film. Don Payne, who co-wrote the first film, penned the original draft with Robert Rodat doing the most recent polish. ‘Thor: The Dark World’ is set for a October 30th release in the UK and a November 8th bow in the US. The official synopsis for the film can be read below.
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne (credit not final) and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (credit not final) and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery” #83 in August, 1962.
“Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
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