The most recent episode of Marvel’s Loki included a reasonably large milestone for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its model of the God of Mischief. Though Loki’s gender-fluidity and pansexuality have been canon within the comics for years, “Lamentis” marks the primary time the character has confirmed it himself in any medium associated to the MCU. It is also the primary time a significant character within the franchise has been brazenly a part of the LGBTQ+ group, one thing Marvel is reportedly dedicated to persevering with in Section 4 with Valkyrie’s seek for a queen in Thor: Love and Thunder and an brazenly homosexual Phastos within the upcoming Eternals.
Throughout a dialog about love with Sophia Di Martino’s Sylvie, Tom Hiddleston’s Loki offers perception into his romantic previous. “So, as regards to love, is there a fortunate beau ready for you on the finish of this campaign?” Loki asks. “Yeah, there may be really. I managed to take care of fairly a critical long-distance relationship with a postman while operating throughout one apocalypse to a different,” Sylvie replies earlier than persevering with to query him. “How ’bout you? You are a prince, should’ve been would-be princesses or maybe one other prince?,” she provides with a waggle of the brows. “A little bit of each. I believe the identical as you, however nothing ever,” he begins earlier than Sylvie finishes his sentence, “Actual.” Possible as a nod to the struggles each Loki and Sylvie have confronted in love, the episode fittingly opened with a tune from an LGBTQ+ artist — aka “Demons” by Hayley Kiyoko.
Loki‘s director Kate Herron later confirmed on Twitter that Loki’s bisexuality is canon. “From the moment I joined @LokiOfficial it was essential to me, and my aim, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual,” she tweeted on Wednesday. “It is part of who he’s and who I’m too. I do know it is a small step however I am joyful, and coronary heart is so full, to say that that is now Canon in #mcu.”