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The race is on! Which studio will put the clamps on a Thor: The Dark World co-star quicker: Marvel, or DC/Warner?
Jaime Alexander, who plays the Asgardian warrior Sif in the upcoming Thor: The Dark World, was at a comic/pop-culture convention called Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo over the weekend, where she sat down with Forbes and apparently forgot that speaking to the media is generally frowned upon by the folks who pay her to co-star in superhero epics. Forbes reporter Mark Hughes had the wherewithal to ask Alexander a number of pointed questions about Thor, Marvel and the expanding D.C. Cinematic Universe. And to our surprise, Alexander felt like talking.
The actress kicked things off during an AMC panel, where she basically confirmed that Marvel’s planning a third Thor movie (so long as The Dark World does well at the box office … duh). The conversation drifted to possible Marvel-DC team up possibilities, to which Alexander admitted to having conversations with "both companies" about future superhero projects.
Excuse me? I barely heard that last part. I was too busy picturing Jaimie Alexander in a Wonder Woman costume. And I’m not alone:
And DC possibly went down this road, as well. When asked to comment on Ben Affleck in the Batman role for Zack Snyder’s movie, Alexander told fans she thinks he’s ideal for the portrayal because she "kind of knows the story line for that movie."
Why? Because she read the script? And if she did in fact read the script, might it have been because Wonder Woman is a character in the movie (as rumored) and Warner Bros. possibly considered Alexander?
It’s not far-fetched, though that is a lot of dot-connecting with little to go on. Forbes did dig deeper into Alexander’s comments after the panel, asking her to elaborate on her Batman-Superman comments. She played coy, of course, but her quote was revealing if you can read between the lines.
"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."
I think Alexander revealed a bit more than she planned. I think she knows that Wonder Woman is, in fact, in Snyder’s Batman-Superman project. I think she needs to be, if they are ever going to get a Justice League movie in the works. And Alexander would be a fantastic choice to play Princess Diana … if Marvel will let her play in that sandbox when she isn’t in Warrior Sif mode.