Whilst Thor: Ragnarok brings back multiple characters from the franchise, as well as some from the wider MCU and a couple of stunt-casting cameos, there was one notable absence in the shape of Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif.
Alexander played the battle hardened Asgardian in both Thor and Thor: The Dark World, and also made appearances in Marvel TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Now, with Ragnrok rolling out into cinemas around the world, the Blindspot actress has been speaking to Yahoo Entertainment about why she doesn’t appear in Taika Waititi’s blockbuster.
She said “I was asked, but the timing of when they were going to shoot and when Blindspot was gonna shoot — it was pretty much the same time, so there was a conflict there.” Alexander went on to reveal “I was hoping for more of a notice from [the studio] so I could make it work, but it was a short notice thing. They called and said, ‘Hey, by the way, would you come do this?’ I said there is no way I can make that work that fast.”
There doesn’t appear to be any hard feelings from the actress though, admitting that she “was bummed about it”, but was “really looking forward to seeing it….It will be nice to see all those great people in that movie. I’m super excited for it. I also heard that it’s incredible funny which makes me really happy.”
In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk.
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows) and features a cast that includes Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, Karl Urban as Skurge, Taika Waititi as Korg, Clancy Brown as Surtur, Rachel House as Topaz, Tadanobu Asano as Hogun, Ray Stevenson as Volstagg and Zachary Levi as Fandral.