Video screenshot via Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Studios is snapping the trope of hypermasculinity in action films into dust with the upcoming Loki television series, coming to Disney+ on June 9.
A new teaser confirms the eponymous God of Mischief as gender-fluid, which is in line with depictions of the character in the comics. According to CBR, Loki has taken on the appearance of a woman in a number of issues, and his adoptive father Odin once hinted this gender identity when addressing his children as “my son, and my daughter [Angela], and my child who is both.”
This is, however, the first instance that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has confirmed Loki to be gender-fluid. In a new 18-second video, viewers are offered a brief look at the file the Time Variance Authority (TVA) has compiled about Loki Laufeyson; “Fluid” is indicated under “Sex.”
It’s certainly a tribute to Marvel lore, but it’s also a huge step forward for Disney, which has traditionally kept to developing heteronormative characters. This has changed in recent years, as Disney is gradually diversifying to include LGBTQ+ roles.
[via CBR, cover image via Marvel Entertainment]
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