The gender-fluid movement now has a god on its side.
After years of speculation, the live-action Loki Laufeyson has been confirmed as an official member of the gender-fluid community. The Tom Hiddleston character was outed Sunday in a trailer for the god of mischief’s eponymous new MCU series on Disney+.
At the end of the 18-second clip, which was posted to the official “Loki” Twitter account, the camera briefly pans to the supervillain’s Time Variance Authority file, which lists his sex as “fluid.”
This isn’t the first time Loki’s gender fluidity has been hinted at. Many had speculated as much due to the androgynous Asgardian’s shapeshifting abilities, while his non-binary identity was confirmed in the 2014 comic book “Thor & Loki: The Tenth Realm” when his father Odin referred to Loki as both his “son” and “daughter.”
The trickster’s “low-key” gender-fluidity is now cinematic canon as well.
“Loki” follows Thor’s nemesis as he’s taken into the headquarters of the Time Variance Authority, a mysterious organization that monitors time. There, analyst Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson) gives Loki a choice to be erased from existence or help fix the timeline. The ensuing adventure sends Loki hurtling through history.
“Loki” premieres Wednesday on Disney+.