Earlier this month, after a slightly disappointing crossover episode with ‘Thor: The Dark World’, Asgardians are returning to Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ as Jaimie Alexander will appear on the show as the fierce warrior Lady Sif. In the March 11th episode titled ‘Yes Men’, Sif heads to Midgard and joins Agent Coulson’s team to pursue the sultry sorceress Lorelei, who will be played by Elena Satine. But before that adventure premieres, we have our first look at Sif as she appears on the show.
TV Guide has the first still featuring Alexander on the set of the ABC superhero drama. As you can see, the actress is standing in front of Coulson’s beloved Lola in full Asgardian regalia as seen in her previous cinematic appearances. Executive producer Jed Whedon also talks about using Lady Sif to further connect their show to the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
“We always have our radar up for ways to tie our series into the Marvel films and bringing in an Asgardian really cements that connection. Lady Sif comes here on a hunting mission — sent by Odin — to find her arch-enemy Lorelei and bring her back to Asgard. It throws our agents for a loop when they find themselves in a fight right alongside this powerful woman from Thor’s world.”
The showrunner used an interesting choice of words to share who sent Sif on her mission. When Whedon says that she was sent by Odin, one has to wonder if we’ll see some actual fallout from the ending of ‘Thor: The Dark World’ which (SPOILER ALERT) found Loki sitting on the throne disguised as the All-Father. Could this be another trick from the God of Mischief? And could this mean that we’d finally see Tom Hiddleston get his wish of making a cameo appearance to visit his old friend Phil? We’ll have to wait a few more weeks to find the answer out to that one.
What do you think of the first picture of Jamie Alexander as Sif in ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’? Are you excited to see her stand alongside Coulson, Ward, May, and the whole gang on the Bus? And do you think that we’ll get a Loki sighting in this episode? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ starring Brett Dalton, Ming-Na Wen, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Chloe Bennet, and Clark Gregg airs on Tuesdays at 8:00pm on ABC.