Marvel had planned the moment and surely they made history. Loki is the first, official, on-screen queer MCU character who is also genderfluid.
The first episode of “Loki” may have been a big surprise for those, who are unfamiliar with the mythological Loki. In the first episode, we can see a piece of paper, and thanks to that, we can see Loki’s data.
Eagle-eyed viewers have spotted Loki‘s sexe as “Fluid”. What does this mean? Loki can shapeshift into other characters, animals, a male version of the Norse god, a female version, and more. As Inverse points out, Loki‘s appearance and gender are “constantly in flux.”
Inverse‘s report also points out that Loki‘s shapeshifting abilities were previously often used for disguise reasons rather than outright gender expression. That’s the comic. But now let’s talk about the big news that Marvel just revealed.
Now it’s official: Loki is the first confirmed bisexual Marvel character.
In the third episode of his very own Disney+ solo series that premiered two days ago, Loki (played famously over the past decade in the MCU by British actor Tom Hiddleston) is having a conversation with Lady Loki (she’s going by the name Sylvie and was revealed at the end of episode two last week, played by Sophia Di Martino) on a doomed Kree moon when the topic of love and romantic partners casually comes up.
“So, on the subject of love, is there a lucky beau waiting for you at the end of this crusade?” Loki asks her.
“Yeah there is, actually,” she replies. “Managed to maintain quite a serious long-distance relationship with a postman whilst running across time from one apocalypse to another.”
A little later on in the conversation, Sylvie turns the tables and ponders if our fave Norse trickster has a special someone in his life, asking, “How about you? You’re a prince. Must have been would-be princesses. Or perhaps another prince?”
To which Loki responds, “A bit of both. I suspect the same as you. But nothing ever–” “–real.” Sylvie finishes.
A major character in the world’s most popular movie/TV superhero franchise explicitly saying that he has dated both women and men in the past is a huge thing, especially considering how long LGBTQ+ Marvel fans have been waiting for even the tiniest morsel of explicit, on-screen representation. Queer viewers can finally start to feel like they can see themselves in the media.
Marvel just started this new kind of series business but they do it so great. First “WandaVision” after that “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and now “Loki” but there are still plenty of Marvel series to come, for example, “What if…?”, “She Hulk”, “Ironheart”, “Hawkeye”, or “Moon Knight”.
By the way, the latter is already being filmed, not elsewhere than in Hungary.
Oscar Isaac, who is already familiar among Disney fans for his roles in the newest Star Wars trilogy and b, is starring in “Moon Knight”. The shooting began in April in Budapest. This is not Isaac‘s first time shooting in Budapest. The last time he was it was during the shooting of “Dune”.