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Things We Saw Today: Sif As Wonder Woman


Redditor RagamuffinGunner13 gave Sif from yesterday’s new Thor: The Dark World poster a wondrous transformation. (@scarletsherlock)

 

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  • http://twitter.com/#!/scarletsherlock scarletsherlock

    Oh thank you for that Elsa Lanchester link. I didn’t know about that at all. Definitely something I’d love to see!

    Still not over Wonder Sif. I wonder if anyone showed that to Jaimie. I think she’d enjoy it.

  • Anonymous

    Yes!!!

  • Anonymous

    She’s said in interviews that embarrassed to be associated with Wonder Woman because she feels the character has been constantly mishandled & she’s a Marvel fangirl.
    That Sif to WW manip really could’ve used more effort than just the tiara & eagle. They could’ve at least made the bracelets go all around rather than being plates & added some vibrant reds & blues.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/scarletsherlock scarletsherlock

    She has also said that she has been a fan of Wonder Woman since she was a child, and with the right script she would consider it if Marvel would let her: “You know, I’m very aware of that [fans wanting her to be WW], and yeah, it is extremely flattering, because I really did love that character growing up. I think that if there was the right script and the right timing…actually in the comic books — especially Allan Heinberg’s version — she’s pretty badass!…But, you know, if something was done a little bit more classy and it had a lot more strength to it, I would consider it. There’s nothing I wouldn’t consider. Of course, I am Lady Sif in a Marvel franchise, and that may not work out, for me to play Wonder Woman, but I am absolutely flattered that people want me to play her because I’ve always loved her since I was a kid.” from http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/04/26/jaimie-alexander-talks-thor-the-dark-world-and-wonder-woman

    She’s a Marvel fan but she’s also said she’s a hardcore comics fan in general. But I agree with everything she has ever said about the character being mishandled in media.

    I think the manip was probably a quick slapdash, to make a splash, not some in-depth thing.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I hadn’t seen that interview. I guess she’s mellowed a bit since i read that other one a couple years ago.
    I don’t know much about photoshopping, but it seems like selected color tweaking would’ve been easier than adding in the gold bits. I just don’t see the point in not going all the way on something to be posted online for everyone to see.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/scarletsherlock scarletsherlock

    Yeah I liked what she said in that one. I don’t have high hopes for her to ever be cast as the character (for one she’s probably right about Marvel maybe not being thrilled with that) but I just really like her very much and think she’d do it well. I’d settle for a Sif movie, though, which will also never happen but her Journey Into Mystery arc is a lot of fun.

    I know nothing about photoshop whatsoever but honestly I thought it was better than some of Marvel’s actual Thor posters! I’m thinking of the one with Jane and Thor where her neck looks broken.

  • Katy

    Jaimie also said that she wouldn’t be right for WW because she’s too old by Hollywood standards (28? 29?), which makes me sad because I think an actress in her late 20s, maybe even 30s, would be best for WW.

  • Anonymous

    She’s only too old for Wonder Woman if WB factors in that they won’t start filming until 2078 at the earliest.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/scarletsherlock scarletsherlock

    Especially because people want Gina Torres too and she is 40(and also awesome). Totally agreed, though, and Jaimie looks younger, anyway. She just played a high school student a couple of years ago in Kyle XY.

  • Katy

    That’s a pretty accurate description of the production process for a WW movie. I had to laugh when The Mary Sue posted an article during comic con (I think?) about how DC’s plans for movie adaptations include Sandman first and WW second. WW is second because apparently a Sandman movie is easier than a WW movie… Really? It’s easier to create a movie (that should probably be an HBO series anyway) where the main character can change appearance than to create a WW movie?

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  • Carol Price

    Jaime Alexander plays the Sif, she is not an Amazon but a goddess of the sun in Norse Mythology and married to god Thor of Thunder. She has told everyone and to the press, she has no desire to play Wonder Woman. She is under contract with Marvel.

  • Carol Price

    In the Norse Mythology Sif is a goddess of the sun, power over the Valkyries. Valkyries are also goddesses, but they submit under Sif’s command and control. She can take on the appearance of a swan. She has the gift of prophecy to see into the future. Instead of the Hammer such as Thor’s, she has the sword of Jarnsaxa the Iron Sword.

    Sif is not an Amazon…she has never lived in Earth. If she is on Earth, she has to have Jarnsaxa the Iron Sword, she has to power to turn the sun off and make the planet ice cold.

    Sif is married to god Thor, she had been married before Giant Orvandil, Sif had a son named Ullr the god of winter and skiing.

  • John W

    By my estimation NASA owes me several million dollars. Sitting on the couch counts right?

  • Carol Price

    Sif has been around in Marvel since Thor has been in the comic book 1962 with dark hair and blue eyes. In Norse Mythology Sif has golden, long and braided hair….

    Sif should not be compare to mere Amazon Wonder Woman. She is a goddess…not demi-goddess.

    In the Greek Mythology-Amazons can become mortal, if Queen Hippolyta looses her magic belt which her father god Ares had given her. Amazons can become mortal if they lived with mortals. Amazons can loose their lives if Centaur’s blood touch their skin, the same as Hercules son of Zeus.All Amazons have the power to regenerate if they were stab, or their head is cut off or even blown up as long as Queen Hippolyta is wearing her belt given to her by her father Ares the god of war. If Queen Hippolyta has loss the belt or someone had stolen it, All Amazons can die the mortal way and their strength is gone.

  • Carol Price

    Sif is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics, in particular those featuring Thor. Based on the Norse goddess Sif, she was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and first appeared in Journey Into Mystery #102 (March 1964).

    Sif is the lover, wife of Thor the god of Thunder in Asgard…on earth, Thor is in love with Jane Foster. He lives as a mortal until he needs the hammer Mjolnir.

    Sif shares powers common among all Asgardians including enhanced strength, durability and longevity (through the consumption of golden apples). She is also highly skilled in hand to hand combat and proficient in use of cold weapons that snow, ice, sleet etc.

  • Carol Price

    And?

  • Carol Price

    In Norse Mythology they believed a god could appear mortal, live as a mortal till function as a god or goddess, they would need a weapon or an object from the heavens if they were on earth to control the earth elements such as wind, fire, water, ice, earth etc.

  • Carol Price

    I don’t why I have answer you she is both

  • Carol Price

    As for Greek Mythology you have not read anything in long time have you doneany real research. Ares is the god of war his blood flows through Queen Hippolyta’s veins this makes her immortal, but the other Amazons who are not related to her is mortal, so Ares created the belt to give to her so the Amazon can be immortal like herself…sure if you read the Iliad by Homer, sure he has the Amazon to die, she lived among mortal
    too long. Illiad is the first in literature and history to mention the
    Amazons.

    Ares and Otrera were married and had the daughter Queen Hippolyta.

    http://journeyingtothegoddess.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/goddess-sif/

    Goddess Sif

    “Sif” by helgath

    “Sif’s themes are summer, kinship, arts, passion, and the sun. Her
    symbols are the sun, gold and hair. This Scandinavian earth Goddess has
    long golden hair that shines even more brightly now that the sun is
    reclaiming its dominance in the sky. On warm nights, especially in
    summer, She enjoys making love beneath an open sky in the fields,
    symbolically giving life and adoration to the earth.

    People greet the traditional first day of summer exuberantly in
    Iceland today, as winter has been very long and often very difficult.
    They exchange gifts wrapped in gold to celebrate the sun’s return,
    gather with family and friends, and revel in regional arts, especially
    dramas.

    A non-Icelandic version of this might be performing a ritual drama in
    which you slowly raise a golden sphere with trailing gold ribbons
    (representing the sun and Sif). Once the sphere is in full view, high in
    the room, say:

    ‘Sif, be welcome

    Sif is here

    She shines Her golden warmth on us and the earth

    Warming both, nurturing all.’

    Afterward, try this Sif-centered spell for
    unity and passion at home: Have a small, enclosed fire source burning
    (this represents the sun’s blessing). Each person in your household then
    takes one strand of hair and gives it to the flame. As this burns, add
    dried lemon peel and basil to emphasize harmony (and offset the scent of
    the hair). Sprinkle the ashes in the soil around the living space.”

    (Patricia Telesco, “365 Goddess: a daily guide to the magic and inspiration of the goddess”.)

    “Sif” by InertiaK

    “Sif is the Norse Goddess of the grain, who is a prophetess, and the beautiful golden-haired wife of Thor. Thor is the thunder God and frequent companion of Loki, as he makes the perfect patsy, being not too bright. Sif is of the elder race of Gods or Aesir. She is a swan-maiden, like the Valkyries, and can take that form.
    By Her first marriage to the Giant Orvandil, Sif had a son named Ullr (“the Magnificent”), who is a god of winter and skiing. By Her second husband Thor, She had a daughter, Thrudr (“Might”), a Goddess of storm and clouds and one of the Valkyries, and two sons, Magni (“Might”) and Modi (“Anger” or “The Brave”), who are destined to survive Ragnarok and inherit Mjollnir from Thor (though some say the Giantess Jarnsaxa “Iron Sword” is their mother). Sif is famous for Her very long, very golden hair.

    . Her symbols are the sun, gold and hair.

    Symbols of the sun means she had control of the sun…Odin had control of the universe.

    http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Sif.html

    In Norse mythology, Sif is a goddess associated with earth.

    This means she had power of what will be produce in the earth or starvation for mortals.

    If She was miserable and crops would not grow until it was replaced.

    http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/sif-norse-goddess-of-the-grain/question-1596261/?link=ibaf&q=&esrc=s

    Sif
    was the lovely Norse Goddess and wife to Thor. She was known to
    represent different aspects of the home, fertility, fidelity and the
    divination magic of women. She was also referred to as a swan-wife, one
    of the mythic maidens who with winged cape, could fly between worlds.
    Her most stunning feature was her hair, it would often change colors depending on season
    and her mood and the moon cycle

  • Carol Price

    Ares is the god of War, he married Otrera the priestess of Artemis and they had the daughter Queen Hippolyta…Ares creates the belt from Hephaestus so the other Amazons who were not related to her be immortal and have same strength as she.

    Hercules was sent to steal her belt by a King to give to his daughter….instead she willingly to give to him the belt. Belt is symbolic of loosing her virginity to him in the ancient Greek. Hera the goddess and queen of gods stir up trouble with the Amazons that he was there to rape and kill the Queen.

    Several stories Hercules and Queen Hippolyta’s love and romance. He does kill her but pleads to the gods to bring her back to life.

    Roman version Queen Hippolyta and Hercules marry in Rome and had the son Hippolytus.

  • Carol Price

    http://www.thaliatook.com/AMGG/sif.php

    Sif is the Norse Goddess of the grain Who is a prophetess, and the beautiful golden-haired wife of Thor. Thor is the thunder God and frequent companion of Loki,as He makes the perfect patsy, being not too bright. Sif is of the elder race of Gods or Aesir. She is a swan-maiden, like the Valkyries, and can take that form.

    By Her first marriage to the Giant Orvandil, Sif had a son named Ullr (“the Magnificent”), Who is a God of winter and skiing. By Her second husband Thor, She had a daughter, Thrudr (“Might”), a Goddess of storm and clouds and one of the Valkyries, and two sons, Magni (“Might”) and Modi (“Anger” or “The Brave”), who are destined to survive Ragnarok and inherit Mjollnir from Thor (though some say the Giantess Jarnsaxa “Iron Sword” is their mother).

    http://norsemythologyinformation.weebly.com/thor-and-sif.html
    During the Summer, Sif’s hair is golden long symbolic of the sun and during the winter Sif’s hair is white or bald symbolic of the winter months.

  • Carol Price

    In the Greek, Turkish Mythology Ares the god of War son of Hera and Zeus marries Harmonia a nymph, they have daughters they were warrior like and they had became the Amazons before he married Artemis Priestess Otrera and have the daughter Queen Hippolyta.

    Ares is the father of all Amazons…they are immortal, they have his strength.

  • Carol Price

    In both Marvel and Norse Mythology Sif wears Viking Armor…Viking Armor is not the same as Greek, Roman Armor…they are similar. Viking Armor influence the armor made in the early days of Camelot, the days of King Arthur. Without Viking Armor, Great Britain would not have Knights.

  • Carol Price
  • Carol Price

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyrie

    In the Norse Mythology-Valkyrie- is one of a host of female figures who decide which soldiers die in battle and which live.the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin.Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they
    are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes
    accompanied by ravens, and sometimes connected to swans or horses.

    http://www.viking-mythology.com/valkyies.html

    The Valkyries-was female warlike virgins, who mounted upon horses and armed
    themselves with helmets and spears. They decided who would die in a
    battle. They would hover over the battlefield, like birds over their
    prey. There would be six, nine, or thirteen Valkyries at a time. They would select among half of those who died in battle. And then bring them to Valhalla. The other half would go to the goddess Freya’s afterlife field Folkvangr. Freya
    always had the first pick, of the fallen Vikings. Odin allowed some of
    the maidens to take the form of beautiful white swans, but if a
    Valkyrie was seen by a human without her swanlike disguise, she would
    become an ordinary mortal and could never again return to Valhalla. -

  • Carol Price

    By the way the historical Greek Amazon Armor is solid gold…priceless and it is under glass of do not touch at a museum in Athens, Greece.

  • Carol Price

    You need to care if the actress Jaime Alexander is not interested in play Wonder Woman.
    You cannot make her..You cannot sue Marvel to break Sif from Thor’s movie and comic book.

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    Wow. What? I mean…what? No one is trying to make the actress do anything. People are simply excited about the image.

  • Carol Price

    Then why are harassing?

    Jaime Alexander had said No on several articles and tv interviews about play Wonder Woman.

    She is excited about playing Sif the Norse goddess and married to Thor god of thunder.

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    Where do you see harassment of this actress on our website? Posting a fan photoshop of her as a character some people would like to see her play is not harassment. We’re not telling her to do anything, nor do we have the power to. There is no reason to continue accusing us of such a thing.

  • Carol Price

    Yes it is. Jaime Alexander can sue you so can Marvel comics.

  • Carol Price

    For Starters the costume is Marvel Sif painted over to appear as a part of Wonder Woman costume.. have you paid Marvel to use the Sif costume and the actress Jamie Alexander? It is her imagine.