Thor 2 Gets New Writer, Jaimie Alexander Talks Sif

Jaime Alexander in Thor (2010) Movie ImageA couple of “Thor 2″ news items for those of you who can’t wait for the God of Thunder’s return to the big screen in 2013.

The first has “Saving Private Ryan” screenwriter Robert Rodat doing a rewrite on the sequel’s script for new director Alan Taylor. Rodat, who is also one of the producers on the TNT sci-fi show “Falling Skies”, will work off a previous script by Don Payne. I’m going to assume all the illogical plotting of “Falling Skies” is not Rodat’s fault.

Meanwhile, “Thor” actress Jaimie Alexander tells MTV that she’s pretty sure her character Sif will indeed be back for “Thor 2″, even though she hasn’t officially signed to return yet. I guess she’s just really, really sure. After all, Sif was incredibly pivotal to the first movie. Right? Anyhoo. As for where she’d like to see “Thor 2″ go, she had some ideas:

I’m a comic book nerd at heart, so I’d like to see the relationship between Thor and Sif progress. Whether or not they do that, we’re not sure yet. We’ll see. I think that element will be in there, but I don’t know how much.

Alexander has been playing that “comic book nerd” card for a while now, and seems genuinely offended if you wonder if that’s really true. In any case, I doubt if there will be romance between Thor and Sif, since, you know, there’s already that whole Natalie Portman/Jane Foster thing going on. But hey, you can’t blame a girl for trying to beef up her part, right?

Marvel is hoping to get “Thor 2″ into production by late 2012 to meet the sequel’s 2013 release date. By then, star Chris Hemsworth will have already donned the cape and hammer at least one more time in Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers”.



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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    “Fallen Skies” is pretty good, what sci-fi show doesn’t have some logic issues? lol. And having someone with that and “PRivate Ryan” under their belt to write this could come out pretty good.

    As for Alexander she can geek out with me anytime! She was pretty good as Sif, and though they did the whole Jane Foster thing, they could easily just have him end it with her due to his responsibilities in Asgard, (Or Enchantress or someone could kill her off) and he finaly see’s Sif’s love for him.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      You gotta admit, “Fallen Skies” got really, really, REALLY stupid at the end. I mean, it got progressively dumber with each episode, but man, it went completely overboard on the stupid meter there towards the end.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        I dunno, I didn’t really think it got that bad. What parts are you talking about? Some of the character interactions, or the plot?

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Pretty much all of it. It was just so bad. I think I was massively disappointed because of all the great names behind-the-scenes. They so let me down so much. I wrote a pretty long article about it here if you got a few minutes to kill.

          http://www.scificool.com/tnts-falling-skies-season-1-suffers-from-shoddy-writing-and-shockingly-bad-plotting/

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Ah i see where you’re coming from. I really do but it was actually the drama of the show that brought me in, With it being for TV I didn’t expect to see the aliens all the time, just like I don’t expect Dinosaurs to be attacking on every episode of “Terra Nova,” the budgets don’t allow for the hollywood blockbuster take on it. As for the whole aliens not finding the humans I have to agree with them not going back to the school or such, but for the most part I always wrote it off as they aren’t a real threat, or weren’t seen as one to the who ever is in charge of the Skitters. And Also Using the kids as labor was silly, but I also think it has something to do with the harness’ changing the biology of the kids. it makes them stronger. Anyways, not everyone will like the same stuff so to each their own.

  • Lexavi80

    Honestly, I think Thinr and Sif makes more sense than Thor and a human.

    I love Natalie Portman, but her character doesn’t really bring much, isn’t it. I mean, I don’t want another Lois & Superman kind of romance. Is getting old fast (Supes and Lois, Spiderman and MJ, Ironman and Pepper, etc)

    Try something new and give us a super-couple.

    • Lexavi80

      “Honestly, I think **Thor** and Sif makes more sense than Thor and a human.”

      Impressively bad case of typo. Sorry!

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Super couples don’t always work either. Storm and Black Panther should’ve been awesome and yet nothing has really come of it. Green Arrow and Black Canary finaly tied the not to have lackluster sales, and finaly have the marriage be completely disolved. Batman and Wonder Woman almost dated but Bat’s obsession with his mission got in the way (which makes no sense since he’s had some pretty serious relationships in the past). But I do agree Thor and Siff makes alot more sense.

  • Shazam!

    I think they could pull off a very successful love triangle sub-plot if they did it well. Jane Foster sort of being the “summer romance” while he was off on Earth, only to return home and have to live his true life. There are lots of possibilities – maybe Sif tells him how she feels, maybe Odin tells him he must take an Asgardian wife, maybe Sif does something incredible and finally catches Thor’s eye – each one complicated by Thor needing to return to earth for some reason and finds Jane still waiting for him…???

    It’s always tricky how they play the love angle in comic book movies. Christopher Nolan has pretty much decided to not play it at all – Sam Raimi played it so darn loud the neighbors called the cops – and Superman Returns went and screwed up the age old relationship and thus ruined the core of the characters. Personally, I’m becoming a fan of Mr. Nolan’s approach.

    Personally, my fav. Super couple are the Supes and Wonder Woman pairing that seems to dominate DC’s future world (TDR, Kingdom Come, etc.). Why? Kryptonian Amazon babies!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      I say lets not complicate things with a love triangle! Nolan for the win!

  • Edweis

    Sif’s character made the movie. Jamie Alexander is way hot and she came out perfect.