Jaimie Alexander Talks How Marvel Characters Are Different Than DC Characters

Blindspot star Jaimie Alexander has a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Lady Sif, warrior of Asgard. She’s appeared in Thor and its sequel, Thor: The Dark World, and appeared twice in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Speaking with Variety, Jaimie Alexander explained how she knew she would never get the part of Wonder Woman. The big reason, according to her remarks, was primarily due to the character’s similarities. She described those similarities as follows:

I was one of a few people that were an obvious choice for Wonder Woman, but it was never going to happen. I’m contracted with Marvel and it would (be) strange. Sif, in her way, is Marvel’s Wonder Woman. They’re both ethereal and have armor and a sword, and have special abilities; the physicality of the role is very similar.

Alexander went on to compare Marvel’s general approach to characterization to DC’s.

“The thing I really enjoy about Marvel is that they start with a character first and all the explosions and costumes, the glitz and glam, are secondary to who the actual character is deep down,” Alexander said. “That’s something I haven’t really been able to find with DC Comics. I know that’s a bold statement, but it’s been my experience.

“I’m a huge comic book fan, and I’ve read a lot from all different comic book outlets,” she continued. “I enjoy Marvel, and I’m not just saying that because I’m in the Thor films. I gravitate towards the Marvel characters. Of course, growing up I really loved Linda Carter as Wonder Woman; there will never be a better Wonder Woman. I was also a huge fan of Sigourney Weaver. Walt Simonson told me that his version of Lady Sif was very much modeled after seeing Sigourney Weaver walk down the New York streets in a red trench coat. I thought, ‘Oh, well she’s my favorite, so that’s perfect. That’s just so perfect for me.”

Jaimie Alexander will return to the role of Lady Sif in Thor: Ragnarok, which hits theater July 28, 2017; Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman will premiere in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, which debuts March 25.

  • Hypeman

    Her Opinion, good for her. But don’t compare Wonder Woman with a half assed, fourth tier character that people who have watched 2 movies don’t know. That’s not an opinion that’s a fact.. Cheers!

  • http://www.surrenderat20.net/index.html Tracer Waifu

    Sif compared to wonder woman HAHAHAHA