Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Disney+
Loki, the titular character of the new Disney+ TV series, has been confirmed as gender-fluid in a new promo clip.
In footage uploaded online this week, paperwork from the Time Variance Authority - a mysterious organisation that monitors various timelines in the Marvel multiverse - lists the character's sex as 'fluid'.
As in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, Loki will be played by Kong: Skull Island actor Tom Hiddlestone in the new Disney+ spin-off, which also co-stars the likes of Owen Wilson, Sasha Lane, and Richard E. Grant.
"You've just arrived at the TVA"
The clip was shared on Sunday with the accompanying caption: "POV: You've just arrived at the TVA 🕰 Marvel Studios' #Loki starts streaming Wednesday on @DisneyPlus."
As per Marvel Comics, the character is indeed canonically gender-fluid; in Original Sin #5.5, Loki is called "my son and my daughter, and my child who is both" by Odin.
— Loki (@LokiOfficial) June 6, 2021
Loki's gender identity confirmation follows the "queer" Artie in the new 101 Dalmations prequel Cruella - described as such by actor John McCrea in a recent interview with Attitude.
The six-episode first season of Loki drops on 9 June 2021, with a second season already in development.
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The Attitude July issue is out now.