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”.