Before we get on with answering the all-important question of whether the Lady Sif will be returning for Thor Ragnarok, let’s remember for a moment the mystery actress who surfaced in Brisbane set photos a few days ago, tightly clutching a blue cloak to hide her costume from snap-happy media and fans…
Now let’s forget all about her. Because unless the black costume she was seen wearing in a New York City scene was her ‘don’t look at me I’m just a casual New York citizen’ disguise, we have no further reason to discuss Blue Cloak Woman in this article. Why? Because now we have Loki’s Armpit Lady to chew over! Yay!
Have I gone bat shit crazy? Possibly. But let’s not worry about that right now. Instead, let’s take a close look under Tom Hiddleston’s armpit…
As Tumblr user sansamour20 pointed out on her blog, the actress beneath Tom Hiddleston’s armpit appears to wear a costume that appears strikingly similar (though markedly different, as are all Ragnarok costumes from their predecessors so far) to that of Lady’s Sif’s.
Obviously, the woman in the background of Hiddles isn’t wearing Sif’s shoulder armour, but from what we’ve seen of their costumes so far, no one in Thor Ragnarok seems to be wearing much in the way of armour these days. One thing that stands out about this woman’s costume though, is that she wears silver sleeves, and the rest of her attire looks to be a similar shade of red to that worn by Sif through both comic and MCU lore.
So far there has been no official mention of Jaimie Alexander returning to the role of Lady Sif. Not only would it be an absolute let-down to so many of the fans for Sif to NOT be in the third Thor installment, Jaimie claimed some months ago that Sif would have a “pivotal” part to play in Thor Ragnarok. Certainly, she seems to have become something of a right-hand warrior to Loki since he took Odin’s throne and his facade.
Since the events of Thor The Dark World, Odin!Loki has tasked Sif with delivering the Aether to The Collector (alongside Volstagg) in the Thor 2 post-credits, returning Lorelei to Asgard (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) and dealing with a wayward Kree warrior (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D). Of course, Sif has remained unaware that she’s been in service to anyone other than Odin during these missions, but if her role suddenly becomes obsolete enough to write such an important Thor character out of Ragnarok, Marvel had better have a bloody good explanation!1)And if that’s the case $5 says Sif becomes suspicious that Odin is not who he seems, and Loki sends her offworld. Maybe she’s now a Crazy Cat Lady in Michigan
It seems ridiculous to think that Lady Sif will not be returning for Thor 3. However despite her claims of the warrior maiden’s importance to the story, Jaimie later sounded doubtful about whether or not she would actually be returning to the role, with some sites suggesting filming conflict with her tv series Blindspott to be the likely reason.
Given that Loki’s Armpit Actress wears a costume which clearly bears similarities to Sif’s, could it be possible the actress for Sif was recast? Could it be a body double – which in itself could hint that Jaimie Alexander will indeed return? Or could it just be that I’m bored, gagging for drama, and chewing on any Ragna-bone I come across? Highly speculative, yes2)Except for that bit about me being bored and gagging for drama, which is the most likely scenario here. But surely a bit of food for thought.
End note: I feel like the summary for this article should be “I’ve officially reached the point where I’m reading too much into everything.”
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|1.||↑||And if that’s the case $5 says Sif becomes suspicious that Odin is not who he seems, and Loki sends her offworld. Maybe she’s now a Crazy Cat Lady in Michigan|
|2.||↑||Except for that bit about me being bored and gagging for drama, which is the most likely scenario here|