When it came time to find the perfect on screen Wonder Woman, many figured there was already someone who played the next-closest equivalent: Jaimie Alexander, star of the biggest new show of the year, ‘Blindspot‘ who has also appeared twice on film as Sif, the formidable Asgardian warrior in ‘Thor’ and ‘Thor: The Dark World’. She has also reprised the role on ABC’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and is due to return in ‘Thor: Raganarok’.
With her athletic physique and long flowing dark hair, Alexander certainly has the look to potentially portray Wonder Woman and there were many rumors that she was in talks for the role, but ultimately, Gal Gadot from the ‘Fast & Furious’ movies scored the part and will debut next month in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’.
Is Alexander bitter about losing the opportunity to transition from supporting player to lead?
“Not at all. I’m excited to see what she’s going to do with the role. I was one of a few people that were an obvious choice for Wonder Woman, but it was never going to happen. I’m contracted with Marvel and it would (be) strange. Sif, in her way, is Marvel’s Wonder Woman They’re both ethereal and have armor and a sword, and have special abilities; the physicality of the role is very similar.”
But Alexander is loyal to the films (and company) that made her notable and also reveals one of her heroic inspirations:
“The thing I really enjoy about Marvel is that they start with a character first and all the explosions and costumes, the glitz and glam, are secondary to who the actual character is deep down. That’s something I haven’t really been able to find with DC Comics. I know that’s a bold statement, but it’s been my experience.
“I’m a huge comic book fan, and I’ve read a lot from all different comic book outlets. I enjoy Marvel, and I’m not just saying that because I’m in the Thor films. I gravitate towards the Marvel characters. Of course, growing up I really loved Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman; there will never be a better Wonder Woman. I was also a huge fan of Sigourney Weaver. Walt Simonson told me that his version of Lady Sif was very much modeled after seeing Sigourney Weaver walk down the New York streets in a red trench coat. I thought, ‘Oh, well she’s my favorite, so that’s perfect. That’s just so perfect for me.”
The cards have been dealt. While Marvel fans will definitely be getting more Alexander as Sif, DC fans will have Gal Gadot in place as Wonder Woman. It may be fun to play “What If…” with the casting, but this is how things turned out and it sounds like Alexander is just fine with how things have turned out.
What do you think? Would you have liked to have seen Alexander try out the part of Wonder Woman? Or are you happy with her as Sif?
Source: Cinema Blend