Loki director confirms gender-fluidity of Tom Hiddleston s trickster god in the MCU - Entertainment Weekly News

Loki  director confirms gender-fluidity of Tom Hiddleston s trickster god in the MCU - Entertainment Weekly News
Kate Herron, the director of the Disney+ series about Tom Hiddleston s trickster god, confirmed as much in light of a recent teaser that came out online.

"I would say that details are marked in but it is something acknowledged," she told Insider . "He s gender fluid in the Norse mythology and the comics and it felt like an important thing to, as you say, make sure it s canon."


Tom Hiddleston on Marvel and Disney+ s "Loki."

The teaser that sparked discussion arrived earlier this week with footage of Loki s case file from the Time Variance Authority, the organization at the center of the series that protects the flow of the sacred timeline. Under "sex," the file notes Loki is "fluid" instead of "male" or "female."

It s one thing to confirm as much, but it ll be another thing if the series ever addresses it or depicts it in some way. LGBTQ fans have been burned before, though it seems like progress is happening with Eternals and everything Tessa Thompson is doing with Valkyrie in Thor: Love and Thunder.

Hiddleston previously addressed this aspect to the character in an interview with Inverse . "It s always been there in the comics for some time and in the history of the character for hundreds, if not thousands of years," he said.

Michael Waldron, the head writer on Loki, also chimed in during that same interview. "I know how many people identify with Loki in particular and are eager for that representation, especially with this character," he said. "We worked really hard."

Loki stars Hiddleston opposite Owen Wilson , Gugu Mbatha-Raw , Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, and Richard E. Grant . New episodes of the six-episode season premiere every Wednesday on Disney+.
Read more on Entertainment Weekly News
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
Among the many many tidbits unveiled during Disney s Investor Day was a lengthy teaser trailer for Loki , the Marvel spinoff limited series featuring Tom Hiddleston s charismatic trickster...
In the scene, the fan favorite God of Mischief Tom Hiddleston is reluctant to walk through what appears to be a metal detector but in actuality is used to confirm he...
Directed by Kate Herron Sex Education , Loki takes place immediately after the God of Mischief has stolen the Tesseract again in the events of Avengers Endgame, and an alternate version...
Last night during the Super Bowl, fans at the first three live action Marvel Studios shows that will be coming exclusively to Disney+. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision,...
Tom Hiddleston may have one more thing hes famous for besides playing Loki in the Marvel movies and dating Taylor Swift. The 36 year old stars in the reboot of the creature...