Loki Director Proud to Have God of Mischief's Bisexuality MCU Canon

Okay, we know what you're thinking. And no, we're not going to drop a bunch of spoilers for the third episode of Disney+ and Marvel Studios' Tom Hiddleston-starring Loki. What we will say is that by the time the credits rolled, Loki and the Variant (named Sylvie, so maybe a little spoiler) had confirmed something about the God of Mischief that fans of the comics and films had either assumed or hoped for, for some time: Loki is bisexual. As we mentioned earlier, the confirmation comes as welcome relief to everyone who's followed the character in the comics as well as in the MCU who connected with the character on that level based on a number of hints and teases dropped along the way. Of course, if it's a day ending in "Y" then we know there will be the haters- but during a month of Pride celebrations around the globe, director & executive producer Kate Herron (Sex Education) wants viewers to know that she's proud on both personal and professional levels to make Loki's bisexuality official MCU canon.

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"From the moment I joined ["Loki"] it was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual. It is a part of who he is and who I am too. I know this is a small step but I'm happy, and heart is so full, to say that this is now Canon in #mcu #Loki 💗💜💙," Harron wrote in a tweet this morning- and we have a very strong feeling there are millions of viewers out there feeling the same way. Here's a look at the post, which was accompanied by screenshots driving the point home:

Here's a look behind the scenes at how all the mischief came together, Herron and the cast offer some background intel on who you need to know (and why) and explain why Loki is unlike anything Marvel Studios has done before.

For a look back at some of The God of Mischief's more memorable moments (though there might be some he would prefer to forget) as well as a brief timeline to just how screwed up things have gotten, check out the clip below:

Now here's a look back at the preview released during the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards:

In an interview with Empire, Hiddleston teased that there is a lot that viewers could learn about the series by taking a close look at the series logo. "I want to preserve the freshness of the show for when it emerges, but something to think about is the [show's] logo, which seems to refresh and restore," Hiddleston teased. "The font of how Loki is spelled out seems to keep changing shape. Loki is the quintessential shapeshifter. His mercurial nature is that you don't know whether, across the MCU, he's a hero or a villain or an anti-hero. You don't know whether you can trust him. He literally and physically changes shape into an Asgardian guard, or into Captain America repeatedly. Thor talks about how he could change into a snake."

For Hiddleston, that logo speaks to the heart of one of the show's main themes. "I think that shapeshifting logo might give you an idea that Loki, the show, is about identity, and about integrating the disparate fragments of the many selves that he can be, and perhaps the many selves that we are," Hiddleston explained. "I thought it was very exciting because I've always found Loki a very complex construct. Who is this character who can wear so many masks, and changes shape, and seems to change his external feeling on a sixpence?"

Premiering on June 9 with Waldron leading the writing team and executive-producing, Kate Herron (Sex Education) directing and executive producing, and Michael Waldron (Heels, Rick and Morty) serving as head writer and executive producer, the series finds Hiddleston's God of Mischief on the run and on a mission during his unexpected, time-traveling walkabout. Joining Hiddleston is Owen Wilson as TVA Agent Mobius M. Mobius, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Lexus Renslayer, Wunmi Mosaku as Hunter B-15, Tara Strong as the voice of Miss Minutes, Sophia Di Martino as Female Loki Variant, Richard E. Grant, Sasha Lane, Erika Coleman, and Eugene Cordero.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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