Jaimie Alexander harnesses the ferocity of Lady Sif to bid good riddance to 2020, teasing her MCU return in Thor: Love and Thunder in process.
Jaimie Alexander has teased her return as Lady Sif in Thor: Love and Thunder. Serving as the fourth Thor film after Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013), and Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Thor: Love and Thunder is directed by Taika Waititi and has Chris Hemsworth returning as the titular Asgardian. The movie also features several returning characters from the Thor film series, including Natalie Portman's Jane Foster as a female version of Thor and Tessa Thomspon's Valkyrie, who is MCU's first major LGBTQ+ character. The upcoming film is also tied to the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, with Chris Pratt reprising his role as Peter Quill/ Star-Lord. In recent months, several other new and returning characters have also been confirmed to appear in the film, including Alexander's Lady Sif.
The first two Thor films saw Jaimie Alexander portray the role of Lady Sif, a fearsome Asgardian warrior who is a good friend of Thor and the Warriors Three. In the first Thor movie, Alexander's Sif helps Thor return to Asgard after he's banished to Earth. She plays an effective catalyst in ending Loki's reign of terror, and later also helps the Asgardians in their battle against the Marauders. While Alexander did not appear in Thor: Ragnarok, she has since been confirmed to return as Sif in Thor: Love and Thunder.
On Instagram, Alexander posted a couple of photos of herself in her Sif attire from earlier Thor movies. The post finds Lady Sif particularly enraged as she kicks an Airstream RV, and Sif's mood in the images is meant to represent how Alexander (and so many others) feel about saying goodbye to 2020. While the images don't reveal anything about the upcoming movie, they do build hype for the start of filming on Thor: Love and Thunder later this month. In the pictures, Sif is wielding her trademark sword and shield and wears her silver Asgardian armor, leaving fans curious about whether the warrior will look similar in the forthcoming feature.
Alexander's Lady Sif has been missing from the big screen for quite some time. While the character did not appear in Thor: Ragnarok, Alexander did reprise her role as the warrior in the first two seasons of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In the show, she brings back an escaped Lorelei and also investigates the hunting of Inhumans. But when it was time to film Thor: Ragnarok, Alexander was busy with her NBC show Blindspot. However, her absence from the third film was actually a blessing for her in disguise, as due to her absence, Sif survives despite the deaths of the Warriors Three. Love and Thunder, though, will not be an easy ride for Sif as she will have to face the new menacing villain, Gorr the God Butcher played by Christian Bale.
In her Instagram post, Alexander is trying to make light of the horrible year that was 2020, sending it off in the most honest way. But the post does also serve as a reminder of Lady Sif's upcoming return to the Thor franchise. After missing in action from the previous movie, Alexander needs to put in some extra efforts to refresh Lady Sif's standing in MCU as it enters Phase 4. With the Warriors Three gone and a new villain entering the scene, Lady Sif will be more important to Asgard and Thor than ever before. Just how she'll return and the impact she has will all be revealed when Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters on May 6, 2022.