Lady Sif Dropping in on AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
For those of you still watching (and it should be all of you), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is getting an interesting guest in the near future: Lady Sif (played by Jaime Alexander). She’s taking time out of her busy schedule of being a badass Amazon Princess…wait, sorry. Wishful thinking got in the way for a second. Anyway, she’s taking the time out of her busy schedule to come down to Earth and, maybe, assist the our lovable band of misfits with…something.
When ABC told fans of the show that we would see more Marvel in Agents, some of us were skeptical, but they’re starting to make good on that statement. “We’re shooting it now. Jaimie Alexander is there,” revealed ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee to reporters during the TCA press tour today (Jan. 17). “That’s going to be absolutely integral to that hour of television.”
Admittedly, ratings for Agents have left us all more than a little concerned about the fate of our favorite cinematic franchise. The slow burn has been excruciating. Many complaints from fans and critics alike have included statements like “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on TV is not Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the comics.” A valid statement. A lot of us expected a group of seasoned agents facing the mutant of the week. Maybe registering each one into a database, eventually sparking a Civil War between super powered heroes. Y’know, something other than what we’re currently getting right now. We know they don’t have nearly the same budget as the movies, but a lot of successful shows have managed.
We are seeing more and more excitement in the show, however, and so there may be hope for Agents yet. We don’t need to see big ticket heroes and villains from the movies. Just put someone from the comics on the cast, at least. First person we can think of: Domino. Second person: Mockingbird. Perfect! She’s actually a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent! If Arrow can bring in all the fan-favorites, so can you, Agents.
Lady Sif is expected to make an appearance on episode 15, two episodes after Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s scheduled return to ABC on February 4, 8pm EST after a short break.