Expect Lady Sif and the Warriors Three in Thor: Ragnarok Too

Lady Sif and the Warriors Three from Thor: The Dark World

They were noticeably absent from today's press release from Marvel Studios that unveiled the main cast and characters returning or being introduced in Thor: Ragnarok, but you should still expect to see Lady Sif and the Warriors Three together again next year.

The four supporting characters played by Jaimie Alexander, Zachary Levi (Fandral), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), and Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), respectively, are the most loyal of friends and battlefield allies to Thor. And when prodded about the absence of Sif in the Thor 3 cast announcement, Alexander immediately told her fans, "don't worry." So don't.

It's odd that if these characters were to return that they'd not be mentioned by Marvel but it's not uncommon in Marvel press releases where for every single movie (including Doctor Strange most recently), certain supporting characters were confirmed later (in that case, Benedict Wong). It's possible they're being saved for another, separate announcement alongside more concept/character art. Below is a key frame from Thor: Ragnarok that coupled today's news for instance - news that focused on the main returning characters, but even moreso on the four key additions (Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, and Karl Urban). Details at the bottom on their roles.

Thor Ragnarok: Concept Art
Thor: Ragnarok concept art by Jackson Sze

Last year, Zachary Levi, who too over the role of Fandral for the sequel, said he hadn't heard yet if he would reprise the role for Thor: Ragnarok but was very excited at the possibility. And Ray Stevenson, who played Volstagg, said he heard that "it's on the cards," but nothing official since. It's Alexander's words today that lend the most credence to the idea that these supporting players will be returning (something we feel is obvious):

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