When it was announced that Warner Bros. and DC were going to bring us a new big screen version of the fans favourite character Wonder Woman, it did not take long for the fans to start compiling a list of names for which actress would be ideal for the role. One of the names that continued to appear on a lot of these different fan lists, was that of the beautiful and talented actress Jaimie Alexander but, unfortunately for Jaimie and her millions of fans around the world, she was overlooked for the role, which eventually went to Fast and Furious actress Gal Gadot.
While Jaimie Alexander is obviously disappointed to miss out on playing such an iconic role, she does still get to play a very strong female comic book character, taking on the role of Lady Sif in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jaimie has now spoken about missing out on getting to play Wonder Woman, admitting that she is very much looking forward to seeing what Gal Gadot will do with the character, while claiming that Lady Sif and Wonder Woman are actually very similar.
Alexander explained, "I’m excited to see what [Gal Gadot's] going to do with the role. 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. 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. 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."
She added, "I’m a huge comic book fan, and I’ve read a lot from all different comic book outlets. 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."
With all that said, we will next get to see Jaimie Alexander on the big screen, reprising her role as Lady Sif in the new Marvel movie Thor: Ragnarok, which is set to hit the big screen on October 27, 2017 in the UK, before then hitting the US on November 3, 2017. Meanwhile, Gal Gadot will make her debut as Wonder Woman in the upcoming DC film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will open on March 25 in both the US and the UK.