Loki’s executive producer and director Kate Herron says it was important to her to acknowledge the sexual identity of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki as bisexual.
What the graphic novels already hinted at, the TV show has now provided an official confirmation on-screen: Loki is a bisexual character.
Loki‘s recent episode made direct mention of the character’s sexual orientation, with the God of Mischief confessing to Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) his past relationships included both would-be princesses and princes, following affirmation that Loki is gender-fluid in the MCU.
From the moment I joined @LokiOfficial 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 💗💜💙 pic.twitter.com/lz3KJbewx8
— Kate Herron (@iamkateherron) June 23, 2021
Shedding light on the series’s decision to make an allusion to Loki‘s bisexuality, executive producer and director Kate Herron has since let fans know on Twitter it was crucial that the Disney+ series depict Loki as publicly queer.
Upon the release of the third episode titled Lamentis, Kate wrote:
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.
She added she recognizes that there is still work to be done on the problem of better diversity within the MCU.
I know this is a small step but I’m happy, and heart is so full, to say that this is now Canon in [the MCU].
Loki, as a character, has had such a broad and wide-ranging identity. He’s always been a character you could never put in a box, you could never pin down. It’s always been there in the mythology, it’s been there in the comics.