‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Update: Jaimie Alexander Reveals Lady Sif’s “Pivotal Part” as Kevin Feige Confirms Kenneth Branagh Will Not Direct the Film

By Staff Writer

Aug 04, 2015 04:55 AM EDT

Lady Sif actress Jaimie Alexander recently revealed her character's "pivotal part" in Marvel's upcoming  "Thor: Ragnarok". The studio's head honcho, Kevin Feige, has confirmed that the rumors about Kenneth Branagh directing the film are not true.  The upcoming movie is slated to premiere on November 2017.

While she could be a potential source for some details about the next "Thor" film, Jaimie Alexander admits that the studio has kept her in the dark when it comes to the specifics. "Marvel, I think on purpose, they don't tell me certain things because they know I'll be like, 'So here's what's gonna happen,'" she told Los Angeles Times. The actress did tease that her Asgarian warrior character will have "a very pivotal part" in the upcoming movie. However, she did not disclose further details to avoid spoiling the story.

Despite her ignorance in what exactly is going to happen in the next installment, Alexander teased that "Thor 3" will be interwoven with the active Marvel franchises like "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D", "Captain America" and "The Avengers". "There's just all kinds of Easter Eggs and hints, if you're really paying attention," she said. "They're so good at interweaving everything throughout those films".

Meanwhile, the studio's president Kevin Feige cleared the rumors regarding its director saying that Kenneth Branagh's involvement in the project is not true. There may be no director on board for now, but he assured that the helmer will be named soon. "Probably towards the end of the summer we would announce a filmmaker and a writer. Maybe the same person, I don't know, may be two different people," Feige teased.

"Thor: Ragnarok" will conclude the Asgardian trilogy  with a screenplay written by Christopher Yost ("Thor: The Dark World") and Craig Kyle (producer on previous two "Thor" films). It is slated to open in cinemas on November 3, 2017.

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