DISNEY Plus has divided opinion as Tom Hiddleston’s Loki is confirmed as “gender fluid” in the latest teaser clip.
Tom, 40, is back playing our favourite villain we love to hate, in the new spin-off Marvel series set to launch this summer.
Disney Plus has confirmed that the God of Mischief is gender fluidCredit: Marvel Studios
It has been revealed in a new promo clip which shows the Time Variance Authority’s file on Loki, states “fluid” next to the sex category.
One thrilled fan wrote: “Yes finally they have acknowledged that Loki is gender fluid.”
Another posted: “Gender fluid let’s go! This is a great step forward.”
One fan shared: “He’s a shapeshifter and a Nordic god, of course he’s gender fluid, how did you not see it coming?”
The Time Variance Authority’s file on Loki, states ‘fluid’ next to the sex category
However, others took a more cynical view, with one writing: “Feels like political correctness overkill to me, but what do I know?”
While a second moaned: “I see Disney+ bringing wokeness to another kids’ TV show,” alongside an eye roll emoji.
Although this is a progressive development for the MCU, the character’s gender fluidity isn’t a revelation for many fans, as it was confirmed in Marvel Comics back in 2014.
In the Original Sin, Odin referred to Loki as “my son and my daughter, and my child who is both”.
Some fans said that this is a progressive development for the MCU
Marvel boss Kevin Feige has spent recent years trying to make the MCU a more inclusive place – and reportedly almost quit his job over the lack of diversity.
The God of Mischief is without his brother Thor and is going solo as the ultimate anti-hero.
The events of the series take place after Avengers: Endgame and the plot is based in an alternate timeline with the Time Variance Authority.
Judging by Twitter, fans are already marvel-ing over Tom as the hype for Loki ramps up ahead of launch.
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Many fans believe Loki’s gender was already confirmed in Marvel Comics in 2014
One fan wrote: “Loki with a little bit of the Tom Hiddleston style thrown in? Kind of hot. I mean, Loki is one of my favorite MCU characters, but I never thought of him as hot. Until now.”
Another fan shared: “LOKI GIVING US A DELICIOUS HOT AND SMOKING MEAL”.
Another wrote: “I CAN’T WAIT FOR LOKI THE NEW TRAILER HYPED ME UP SO MUCH MORE THAN BEFORE TOM HIDDLESTON LOOKS SO F***ING HOT TOO HOW HAVE I NEVER NOTICED”.
Another said: “The Loki trailer is so sexy I’m ready to drop money for Disney plus 😌😌”
Disney Plus fans have been already marvel-ing over TomCredit: Marvel Studios
Another joked: “He has no rights being this funny and sassy #Loki”.
Owen Wilson, 52, has also joined the star-studded cast, igniting further excitement with fans.
Watch the new Marvel series Loki on Disney Plus from 11th June 2021.
Other critically acclaimed Marvel spin-off series WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Solider are available to stream now on Disney Plus.