Jaimie Alexander Talks Sif’s Role in Thor: The Dark World, Whether We Can Expect a Love Triangle
I'm In A Glass Case of Emotion
On the Iron Man 3 red carpet Bleeding Cool caught up with Lady Sif herself, Jaimie Alexander, to talk about Thor: The Dark World, the trailer for which had just been released earlier that day. The extent of the 100% spoiler-free comments she made is that the Thor sequel “definitely [has] a darker feel” than its predecessor. Fitting, given the title.
It’s her more spoilery comments about the potential for a love triangle between Sif, Thor, and Jane that caught my attention, though. Vague unmarked spoilers are behind the cut. Come have feels with me.
“If you’ve seen the trailer I think you have sort of maybe a gut instinct that there’s a bit of a love triangle between Sif, Thor, and Jane, but also you get to see Sif pretty much sacrifice everything in her world to save the ones that she loves, and even the ones that she doesn’t love, but say the one that loves the guy that she loves. So she puts it all on the line.”
So those loaded glances in the trailer were indicative of a love triangle, then. DO NOT WANT. Lady Sif is awesome, love triangle or no, and I have no problem conceptually with her making sacrifices to save those she loves (presumably that’s not just Thor, because plural). Because she’s a badass noble warrior, dammit, and that’s what badass noble warriors do. That said, Alexander’s statement does make me a bit wary, because I really, really, really don’t want Sif’s character arc in The Dark World to be framed around romance. Again, not that romance necessarily makes female characters less badass. But I’m just so sick of love triangles, you guys. Is it too much to ask that we have more ladies in the Marvelverse who don’t have hearteyes for the main characters?! (ILU, Natasha) I know they’re all attractive, but c’mon. Rein it in, writers.
Also: If Sif dies I’m going to be very upset.
(via: Bleeding Cool)