Jaimie Alexander is an actress I have a lot of time for. She’s worked hard on the small screen, in series like Kyle XY and Blindspot, and also on the big screen, including as Lady Sif in the MCU’s Thor movies.
The list of injuries she’s taken in both Thor and Blindspot testify to her dedication to her work.
In 2012, Alexander suffered severe injuries when she slipped off a metal staircase during a rainy morning on the Thor: The Dark World set. The fall caused her to slip a disc in her thoracic spine and chipped 11 of her vertebrae, as well as dislocate her left shoulder and tear a rhomboid on her right side.
During the filming of Blindspot, Alexander experienced many injuries, including: ruptured C6 and C7 discs from being water boarded; herniated T3, T4, T8 and T9 discs; broken nose; dislocated right shoulder; broken right index finger; broken left foot; broken left two toes three times; broken right foot; broken right two toes; dislocated jaw; and other injuries that she was not allowed to disclose.
Now that’s sacrifice.
Although she hasn’t been seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2013’s Thor: The Dark World, Cosmic Book News is suggesting she might be returning for Thor: Love and Thunder, or perhaps the Loki television series.
A fan questions Jaimie Alexander on social media about if she can really ride a horse while wielding a huge sword, which sees the actress tease:
“Yes. Once upon a time I was able to do that and I might have to do that again in the future, so hopefully, I haven’t lost that gift.”
To be honest I don’t see that as a clear statement that she will return to the Marvel Universe, only that she’d be open to the possibility.
That said, I would like to see Jaimie Alexander back in the Marvel Universe.
Lady Sif is one of the tragic supporting characters in Thor’s universe. Secretly in love with him, she has to watch as he pursues a frail human woman who’d snap if Thor embraced her with anything more than a fraction of his strength, and whose lifespan compared to the Asgardians is that of a gnat.
However, she does her duty and continues to battle for Eternal Asgard.
In that respect, Jaimie could be said to be a perfect match for her on-screen alter-ego.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set for a November 5, 2021 release.