Loki is now officially said to be a genderfluid icon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Kate Herron, the director of the Disney+ series confirmed the news as the recent teaser was released online.
She told, “I would say that details are marked in but it is something acknowledged.”
“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.”
The discussion on this topic began when the teaser arrived earlier this week.
The teaser showed a 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 displayed Loki as “fluid” instead of “male” or “female.”
According to the director, Kate Herron, it was “important” to make that canon.
But there is no information if the series would ever address it or depict it in some way in the story.
LGBTQ fans have been burned before. But the upcoming movie like Eternals and everything Tessa Thompson is doing with Valkyrie in Thor: Love and Thunder, there is a scope for progress.
Tom Hiddleston previously addressed this information about the character in an interview.
“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.
The head writer on Loki, Michael Waldron, 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.”
The MCU series stars Tom Hiddleston opposite Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku, and Richard E. Grant.
Latest episodes of the six-episode season premiere every Wednesday on Disney+.