Will Lady Sif return to the MCU? Jaimie Alexander hints at future roles after ‘Loki’ cameo
Actress' not-so-cryptic Instagram story is our first confirmation that she will return in 'Thor: Love and Thunder' and possibly other projects
Episode 4 of 'Loki' left fans delighted, shocked and surprised with its many twists and turns. One of those twists happened to be a cameo from Jaimie Alexander, who plays Lady Sif in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Alexander previously appeared in the first two Thor films, before disappearing for nearly a decade from the franchise. Now though, it appears she is here to stay, as she confirmed in her Instagram story.
The mind-bending series that is 'Loki' has given fans plenty to think about. From the revelation of Sophia Di Martio's character as Sylvie, not Lady Loki, to the shocking revelation that the Time Variance Authority (TVA) is run not by the Time Keepers, but by someone else. The reveals really up the stakes for the future of the MCU, with films like Shang-Chi and 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' to come.
One of those eagerly awaited future installments is 'Thor: Love and Thunder'. With an already exciting cast featuring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Chris Pratt, Tessa Thompson, Christian Bale, Jeff Goldblum, and Vin Diesel among others. We now have confirmation that Alexander too will be returning with the film. The proof? None other than Alexander herself.
Alexander spills Lady Sif's future
Shortly after the episode dropped on June 30, Alexander took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes snap of her in costume. Along with that post, she also uploaded a rather interesting Instagram story. With a close-up of her face, the story had the text, "the lady has returned... and she is here to stay". There couldn't be a clearer indication that Sif isn't just returning in the fourth Thor film, but possibly beyond as well.
Sif first appeared in 'Thor' alongside the Warriors Three and again in 'Thor: The Dark World'. The three warriors were quickly killed off in 'Thor Ragnorok', but Sif was conspicuously absent from that film. Marvel has yet to explain where Sif was during that time. Alexander wasn't available for the film, since she was shooting 'Blindspot'.
Her presence in 'Loki' wasn't exactly a surprise after she posted a selfie before jetting off to Atlanta. The photo revealed she would be in the city the same time 'Loki' was shooting, so fans quickly put the facts together. Nonetheless, her presence was clearly a welcome addition, judging by the reactions on Twitter. In December, Deadline revealed that Alexander would be returning for 'Love and Thunder', which she again spoiled with an Instagram post. "Off to the land down under," she captioned a selfie in January. She was in the country for around two months, so it is possible she will have a sizable role in the film, which many have speculated could be her last appearance in the MCU.
So we can say for sure that Sif will return in 'Love and Thunder', but beyond that, it is hard to speculate where she will show up. Then there's also the question of whether Marvel will address her absence from 'Thor: Ragnorok'. That raises a lot of questions, but we may have a few answers. If we are to take her 'here to stay' line literally, there are a handful of places Sif could show up in upcoming MCU productions. She could have a cameo in 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness', 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3', or possibly the upcoming TV show 'Secret Invasion'.
As with all things Marvel, we won't know till the film/show comes out, or Alexander herself spoils her next appearance. Until then, it is possible she still has a future in the MCU beyond 'Thor: Love and Thunder', but we will have to wait to find out.