Just like they say on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, it’s all connected. All of Marvel Studios’ movies, short films, and TV shows (both on Netflix and network television) are all intertwined to make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And with each passing year, the possibility of our favorite heroes crossing over into a different franchise grows. No one knows this better than Jamie Alexander. In addition to ‘Thor’ and ‘Thor: The Dark World’, we’ve seen her join forces with Director Phil Coulson on two different occasions for memorable missions on his popular ABC series. Now, the actress spills the beans on the next place you may see some Asgardian activity prior to ‘Thor: Ragnarok’.
While speaking to the LA Times about her new show ‘Blindspot,’ Alexander touched on the Marvel side of her life. When asked whether we’d finally learn more about Lady Sif’s origins in the God of Thunder’s upcoming Phase Three film, she spoke about the company’s infamous secrecy:
“Marvel, I think on purpose, they don’t tell me certain things. Because they know I’ll be like, ‘So here’s what’s gonna happen.’ But I do know I will be in ‘Thor 3’ and that Sif will have a very pivotal part in that movie. I just can’t tell you what because I’ll get shot.”
However, she later let a little something slip that indicates that some details regarding the Thunderer’s whereabouts or what’s going on in Asgard may be touched upon during Steve Rogers’ next big screen outing scheduled for next year:
“Yeah, there’s a lot of great stuff they’ve peppered in through ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, [‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’], [‘Captain America: Civil War’] will have some stuff. There’s just all kind of Easter eggs and hints, if you’re really paying attention. They’re so good at interweaving everything throughout those films.”
In the comic book version of ‘Civil War’, Thor is presumed dead, which leads Tony Stark to create an almighty clone named Ragnarok to stand in his teammate’s place. As you could probably guess, this doesn’t sit well with Odinson when he learns of this imposter, so things escalate pretty quickly from there. However, I don’t see the Russos taking the MCU version of the acclaimed storyline in that direction. If anything, we’ll probably only get some dialogue in passing about why all these Avengers are choosing sides while Thor is nowhere to be found. But as Alexander mentioned, Marvel is always holding some sort of secret close to their chests, so there’s no way to be sure until the film finally hits theaters.
How do you think ‘Captain America: Civil War’ will connect to ‘Thor: Ragnarok’? Do you think that Jamie Alexander’s Lady Sif will be involved? Or do you think that the Asgardian will have enough to deal with in her own realm? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.
‘Captain America: Civil War’ starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Frank Grillo, Daniel Bruhl, and Martin Freeman hits theaters on May 6, 2016.