When better to announce the Asgardian trickster’s gender identity than Pride Month?
Loki Laufeyson, the titular star of the fast-approaching Disney+ series, apparently identifies as gender-fluid, as confirmed by the latest teaser posted by the streaming service on Monday.
The 17-second video released on Monday midnight shows a brief exchange between Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Time Variance Authority (TVA) Agent Mobius (Owen Wilson) discussing the former’s past, and ends with a shot of the TVA’s file on the God of Mischief, which clearly reads “FLUID” under their sex.
This isn’t exactly breaking news, though. Loki’s gender fluidity had long been contemplated among fans who think the Asgardian’s ability to shape-shift lends to this fact.
It had also been recognized within comic book canon back in 2014, when Odin refers to Loki as “my son, my daughter, and my child who is both,” to cite one instance. Marvel writer Al Ewing has also confirmed during the same space of time that Loki is bisexual.
“Loki is bi and I’ll be touching on that,” Ewing wrote in a brief Tumblr post. “He’ll shift between genders occasionally as well.”
Nonetheless, for someone as big of a property to Disney as Loki, the confirmation of the trickster’s gender fluidity is still a monumental step for his millions of fans.
Loki, which is set to premiere on June 9, follows the God of Mischief as he confronts the events following his escapade in Avengers: Endgame. He is introduced to the Time Variance Authority, which compels Loki to correct the cosmic mistakes made by his time-traveling ways.
Hiddleston reprises his role as Loki and is joined by Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as TVA Judge Ravonna Renslayer, Wunmi Mosaku as TVA Hunter B-15, and Sophia DiMartino and Richard E. Grant in undisclosed roles.