Fans have been waiting two years to find out what happens after Loki escapes from the Avengers avengers: endgame. Everyone can now catch the god of mischief in his Disney+ series, bottle gourd, which aired its first episode on June 9. As good as the episode was, fans are paying more attention to a promo clip. bottle gourd The Twitter account posted a few days before the premiere.
— Loki (@LokiOfficial) 6 June 2021
Many watched the clip and saw an amusing promotion filled with some of the best examples of Tom Hiddleston being hilarious. However, observant fans were caught up on Loki by the file which is seen for a brief second at the beginning of the clip. Presumably, this is the file the Time Variance Authority compiled on the Norse god before he was arrested at the start of the show.
The file includes all the basic loci knowledge you’d expect. There is a picture of his face right next to his listed height and weight, but the exciting information is that Loki’s gender is listed as “fluid”. bottle gourd Director Kate Heron later confirmed that the MCU’s version of Loki is in fact genderfluid, meaning the on-screen character is ultimately on the same page as his comic book counterparts.
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Loki, terrorizing the Avengers from the pages of Marvel Comics, has been genderfluid since the beginning. In fact, it’s the only way to accurately portray the god of mischief in the superhero world.
Loki is, of course, based on a god from Norse mythology. The comic book version of the character takes less liberties than you might expect. In Norse mythology, Loki’s father is the giant Farbouti, but Odin and the other gods take in Loki and join him in their tribe, the Aesir. Loki has a variety of powers, but most notably, he can shape and change his penis as he pleases.
In Norse myths, Loki often moves between the sexes and sometimes takes on non-human forms. Comic book Loki does the same thing. He takes on a new form or a new body whenever it suits God, usually in a quest to create as much trouble as possible. from avengers Loki has been playing with gender for decades.
Heron and Hiddleston
The Internet exploded over Marvel’s admission that Loki avengers movies were genderfluid Like a comic book character, but the creative forces behind bottle gourd Took it as a fact. When asked about the acknowledgment, director Kate Heron told insider“He is genderfluid in Norse mythology and comics, and it felt like an important thing to, as you say, make sure it’s canon”.
Tom Hiddleston, the actor who has been playing Loki since his first appearance in 2011 ThorTold that Loki being genderfluid is nothing new. After all, the character has existed for thousands of years, and Marvel’s version is fairly close to Norse mythology.
Hiddleston further explained that he has been playing Loki with that identity in mind from the beginning. He added: “There is an emphasis on the breadth and range of identity inherent in the character and this is something I was always aware of when I was first cast ten years ago. He said the representation was very much for the whole.” was important bottle gourd The team, saying, “We were very aware, this is something we felt responsible for.”
Michael Waldron, lead author bottle gourdSaid, “I know how many people identify specifically with Loki and look forward to that representation, especially with this character . . . It was so important to Kate that we did that justice.”
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