Jaimie Alexander brings Lady Sif to Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

Jan. 17, 2014 | 12:15 p.m.
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Chloe Bennet, Clark Gregg and Ming-Na Wen shoot a scene for Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

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Director Roxann Dawson, second from left, talks with Clark Gregg, while script supervisor Dawn Gilliam, right, shows them the script. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

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Chloe Bennet, left, as computer hacker Skye and Ming-Na Wen as agent Melinda May get last-minute touch-ups before shooting a scene. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

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Clark Gregg, as agent Phil Coulson, films a scene inside the command center of the Bus. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

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Between scenes, Clark Gregg shows Ming-Na Wen a recent press clipping on his phone. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

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A camera operator focuses on Clark Gregg and Ming-Na Wen during filming. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

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Ming-Na Wen, who plays agent Melinda May, watches a monitor on the set. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

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Before a scene is shot, Clark Gregg's mike is adjusted as he talks to Chloe Bennet. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

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Ming-Na Wen and Clark Gregg catch up on text messages while on the set. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

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Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg joke between scenes. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

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Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton and Chloe Bennet between scenes. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

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Inside the command center are Brett Dalton, left, Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen and Clark Gregg. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

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Clark Gregg as agent Phil Coulson during a scene. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
For more behind-the-scenes images from "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." visit our Hollywood Backlot gallery.

Jaimie Alexander’s fierce Asgardian Lady Sif will make a guest appearance on ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Marvel and ABC executives are being tight-lipped about what might bring Thor’s ally to Midgard for a crossover episode, but her appearance on the show’s 15th episode appears to be fortuitously timed with the Feb. 25 DVD and Blu-ray release of “Thor: The Dark World.”

Directed by Alan Taylor — who’s next set to step behind the camera to helm a reboot of “The Terminator” starring Emilia Clarke — “Thor: The Dark World” saw Chris Hemsworth’s hammer-wielding god face off against the Dark Elf Malekith to save the Nine Realms from being plunged into eternal night.

The 2013 film now ranks behind “The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3″ as the third-highest-grossing release from the studio. It’s grossed more than $205 million at the North American box office.

PHOTOS: 75 images from ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Arriving last fall as one of the most anticipated new series of the television season, “Agents of S.H.I.EL.D.” hasn’t quite made the spectacular splash some might have expected. The weekly adventures of Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team has inspired a hit-and-miss reaction among a core group of fans, though more than 12 million viewers watched the original telecast.

“Avengers” writer-director Joss Whedon, who wrote the pilot for “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” with his brother Jed Whedon and sister-in-law Maurissa Tancharoen and directed the show’s first episode, had promised that there would be references on the series to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, but he has repeated that the series was designed to engage viewers all on its own.

“It’s not an Easter Egg farm,” Whedon said last summer.

Click through the gallery above for a behind-the-scenes look at “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

– Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex

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