‘Thor’ Actress Talks Marvel and ‘Batman vs. Superman’
Actress Jaimie Alexander was present at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles last weekend and added more fuel to a rumor about the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film. Alexander, who stars as Sif in Thor and Thor: The Dark World, participated in the AMC Movie Talk panel and won the crowd by confirming a third Thor film is in the works, but she also spoke about the Man of Steel sequel.
According to Forbes writer Mark Hughes, Alexander supported the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman and said he is the right man for “the particular Batman portrayal in the film.” She went on to admit that she “kind of knows the story line for that movie,” which prompted Mark Hughes to write this tweet:
So let’s get this straight: Alexander, who plays a strong female character in Thor, knows the story to the the Batman/Superman film, and it was rumored last month that Warner Bros. held a casting call for a physically strong woman aged between 25-33 years old. As Mark Hughes said via Twitter, “Do the math…”
Hughes sat down with Alexander after the panel for an exclusive interview, and he asked her about Sif, who has been compared to Wonder Woman.
“I’m a huge fan of Wonder Woman. I really think if this is the closest that we’re ever going to get to Wonder Woman, then I’m proud to play Sif. I hope that other comic book entities can learn a lesson from Marvel in how to execute a female character the way it should be done. I really would like to one day see a Wonder Woman film or Wonder Woman character, but until it’s done with class, I’d rather it not be done.”
The Forbes writer did ask the all-important question about her knowing about the Batman vs. Superman film, which Alexander replied with:
“I would love for DC to put Wonder Woman in one of their upcoming flicks, either in her own movie or Batman vs. Superman, or just something even to introduce her. Being in the comic book world, we know a lot of the same people at DC and Marvel, so we hear a lot of things, but it’s all speculation right now. But I would absolutely love that [Wonder Woman appearing in one of the upcoming films]. Thankfully and gratefully, I’m appreciative to the people who ask my opinion of the character, and that’s been pretty amazing.”
Alexander went on to commend Marvel for presenting a strong, female character in Sif.
“I gotta say, Marvel really writes their women very well. And that’s one of the biggest things for me, when I look at playing a character I want to make sure that I’m playing the character first and the physicality is second, and Marvel understands that. They’ve done a tremendous job, especially in our film, of portraying women as strong and confident. And a side note is that, you know what? They’re pretty, they’re beautiful, inside and out. And that’s just a secondary. So they’ve really set the bar very high.”
I’m sure Warner Bros. and DC Comics can raise the bar even higher by introducing Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman.
Check out the rest of Mark Hughes’ interview with Jaimie Alexander on Forbes.