‘Loki’ Director Kate Herron Talks The Character’s Sexuality Confirmed In Latest Episode

Let’s be honest, since the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s creation in 2008, we have not seen the sexuality of its characters explored very well. Other than hetero relationships for Captain America, Tony Stark, and a few others (Even Wanda/Vision in a weird sort of way?), that’s all there’s been. That’s left fans to call out for more LGBTQ representation, something Kevin Feige has promised would happen in the future. Well, in the latest episode of Loki those fans got their wish.

In today’s episode of Loki on Disney+, a conversation between Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief and the alternative, seemingly female variant named Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) had a conversation that removes ANY doubt the character is queer.

It’s something Loki director Kate Herron was keen on making a big part of the character when she came aboard. You can see her comments, along with that key scene, below.

This revelation will be a surprise to those who are only familiar with the Hiddleston version of Loki, but Marvel Comics readers know he’s been gender-fluid and bisexual for years. It was long overdue for it to happen on the big screen, in my opinion.

Fans have also been speculating that Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie is bisexual, so we might see that aspect of her life made canon in Thor: Love & Thunder. It’s my assertion that all of the Asgardians, all gods for that matter, are bisexual because gender norms are a human construct. Anyway, good on Marvel. Let’s see what they do with Loki from here on out.

Travis Hopson
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