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Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
S.H.I.E.L.D. is getting a visit from a big-screen superhero for the very first time. Marvel announced at ABC’s TCA winter press tour that Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander), Thor’s warrior buddy from both of his standalone films, will be making an appearance on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the near future.
This won’t be the TV show’s first run-in with Asgard. The season’s eighth episode, titled “The Well,” was timed to coincide (roughly) with the release of Thor: The Dark World, and centered on the aftermath of events seen in the film. It happens that Alexander’s guest spot also doubles as Thor: The Dark World promotion — the DVD/Blu-ray hits shelves February 25.
Plot specifics are being kept under wraps for now, of course. Marvel would say only that Sif would drop down to Earth from Asgard “with a very specific mission.” Lady Sif’s visit is being shot right now, and will air as the 15th episode of the season. [Screen Crush]
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Briefly: Tuesday’s return episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is rumored to answer a big question: where was Agent Coulson between The Avengers and the beginning of the show? That potential info has created a little buzz for the show and this new tidbit will probably cause more. Marvel legend Stan Lee has revealed he’ll have a “big role” on the February 4th episode of the show. Considering he’s been in almost every Marvel movie up until now, it makes sense. [The Hollywood Reporter and Marvel]
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