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'Thor: The Dark World' director Alan Taylor may be rethinking the decision to shoot on more real world sets this week, as actress Jaimie Alexander (who plays the Asgardian warrior Lady Sif) was injured in a horrible accident late Monday on the London set. There have been no specific details released regarding the accident, other than it was a result of continuing weather conditions on the set, which had already caused the production to re-schedule their scenes in order to film around the rain later this week. Alexander is doing well and recovering at a local hospital however, and took to Twitter to reassure her fans:
This is the kind of situation that makes it all too apparent that while we fans impatiently clamor for our yearly dose of comic book entertainment, we should never forget that the actors, actresses, and stuntpeople on these films are the ones actually out there every day doing work that can often be dangerous, even while filming regular scenes. Injuries and accidents on set are common in the industry and can sometimes even cut someone's career tragically short.
Alexander's role as Lady Sif was downplayed in the first film, but fans of the comics know that her character may actually become a much larger role in future films (possibly even a leading role), and it would have been a great setback to the film if this had been a more serious accident. Thankfully, Alexander's injury will not halt or delay the production as they have already shifted her scenes around to accommodate her recovery. 'Thor: The Dark World' is set to hit theaters nationwide on November 8th, 2013.