On this week’s WOW Report Top 10 on Radio Andy, World of Wonder co-founder Fenton Bailey discussed the new Disney+ series, Loki and the tricksters tricky sexuality…
Now Marvel fans are celebrating the big bisexual Loki reveal. They can thank director Kate Herron. She says the game-changing character development was her goal from the start. Episode three of the new Disney+ series confirms once and for all, that the God of Mischief is queer.
The big reveal came after Loki and Sylvie – his gender-fluid alter-ego – arrive on Lamentis-1, a faraway moon. They strike up a conversation about love, and Sylvie asks if there were any “would-be princesses” or princes in his past. Tom Hiddleston’s Loki pauses and then says,
“A bit of both, I suspect the same as you.”
The brief conversation marks the first time the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ever referenced Loki’s bisexuality, something that’s long been acknowledged in the comics and in the original Norse mythology.
In a tweet after the episode dropped, Herron explained that making Loki’s sexuality clear was one of her priorities when she joined the team.
“From the moment I joined Loki it was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual.
It is a part of who he is and who I am too. I know this is a small step but I’m happy, and heart is so full, to say that this is now canon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”
Hiddleston also raised the importance of “truthfully” addressing his character’s sexuality in an interview earlier this month with MTV News. Hiddleston said, referring to Loki’s roots in Norse mythology,
“It has been in the story of the character for hundreds, if not thousands of years.”
“Loki is a trickster. Boundaries and identity has always been fluid and I’ve really enjoyed that. I remember even when I was first cast reading about that stuff and I’m really pleased that we have a place to explore it.”
Loki episode four drops Wednesday June 30 on Disney+.
From the moment I joined @LokiOfficial it was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual. It is a part of who he is and who I am too. I know this is a small step but I’m happy, and heart is so full, to say that this is now Canon in #mcu #Loki 💗💜💙 pic.twitter.com/lz3KJbewx8— Kate Herron (@iamkateherron) June 23, 2021