If there’s one thing we know about Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie moving forward in the MCU, it’s that the new King of Asgard will be on the lookout for her new queen in Thor: Love and Thunder, and now Lady Sif herself, Jaimie Alexander, is throwing her name into the mix.
To say Marvel fans were disappointed that Sif wasn’t in Ragnarok would be an understatement. She’d been a standout character in both of the earlier, less critically appealing Thor movies, but obligations to her hit show Blindspot prevented Alexander from returning. That being said, maybe that was in the her best interest, as the God of Thunder’s third film pressed a soft-reset button on the franchise, resulting in the death or disappearance of many fan-favorite side characters.
But now, it looks like Alexander is game to return for Love and Thunder, if the Marvel gods be willing. In response to a tweet suggesting Valkyrie could find a new love interest in Sif, the actress quote tweeted the link in agreement:
>raises hand< ?? https://t.co/d2kKkUUYWP
— Jaimie Alexander (@JaimieAlexander) July 30, 2019
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The best part of all? Thor 4 writer-director Taika Waititi is one of the 28.3K likes as of the moment of writing. He’s said in the past that fans won’t know what they want until he gives it to them, but hopefully this may be an instance were the Internet spoke up first and Waititi chooses to listen.
Earlier this summer, Tessa Thompson sent shockwaves through Marvel’s Hall H SDCC 2019 panel when she announced Valkyrie would be searching for a queen, becoming one of Marvel’s first openly LGBTQ heroes. Since we know the Thor storyline will likely be busy reconnecting with Jane Foster, it seems like as good a time as any to reintroduce other long-absent characters. After all, the MCU has been purging the franchise’s repertory players within the past few years.
Thor: Love and Thunder is set to strike theaters on November 5th, 2021. Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman are all set to return, as is Taika Waititi behind the camera (and hopefully in front, too). While we can only hope Jaimie Alexander reprises her role as well, it looks like we’re just going to have to wait and find out as the movie heads toward production.