Marvel has revealed a new detail about everyone’s favourite superhero, Loki.
In a new teaser for its upcoming TV series Loki, Marvel confirmed that the God of Mischief is indeed gender fluid. A new featurette from the trailer shows a document, where under the section “sex” the word fluid is written.
Head writer Michael Waldron spoke to Inverse about finally confirming this Loki fact, sharing that he understands its importance. “I know how many people identify with Loki in particular and are eager for that representation, especially with this character,” he explained. “We worked really hard.”
Tom Hiddleston, who has portrayed the character of Loki since 2011, added that Loki’s genderfluidity was not really a secret. “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, adding that he, Waldron and director Kate Herron “were very aware” and “felt responsible for” this. “Breadth and range of identity contained in the character has been emphasized and is something I was always aware of when I was the first cast 10 years ago.”
Watch the teaser below.
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Loki premieres on Disney+ Hotstar Premium in India on June 9.
Recently, Hiddleston revealed that he has a sister living in India. In an old interview with Hindustan Times, the Loki actor has talked about his sister living in India and how he often visits the country. In the interview which dates back to 2012, the actor had revealed that his sister lives in Chennai and she was the one who introduced him to several Bollywood movies, including Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Devdas.
Hiddleston had said, “I have family in India. My sister stays in Chennai and I’ve been to India about four times so far. The last time I came was in October last year (2011)… I came very quietly just to see my sister. I love it there.” Apart from Chennai, he has had a chance to visit places like Puducherry and Mahabalipuram as well.
“My Indian family is always introducing me to new films. My sister made me see Devdas that had Aishwarya Rai. The last film I saw was Shah Rukh Khan’s My Name Is Khan on an airplane. I loved it,” added the actor. He also expressed his desire to star in a Bollywood film during the same interview.