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Loki Coming Out Was a ‘Small Step’ but Important


Last year’s Disney+ series Loki finally gave confirmation that Tom Hiddleston’s character, much like several variations of his comic book counterpart, was bisexual. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Hiddleston spoke on the moment, and said more can be done.

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“I was just really honored to be asked,” Hiddleston said of what it was like to be asked to return as Loki for the Disney+ series. “We all wanted to retain the integrity of the character – I wanted to make sure we didn’t lose the bits that people loved, while doing something new. I also hope Loki coming out as bisexual was meaningful to people who spotted it. It was a small step, and there’s further to go. But it was definitely important to all of us.”

While Loki’s sexuality was never a major sticking point on the show, the brief mention of it did excite fans who continue to hope for more representation from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s unknown if the upcoming second season of Loki will continue to delve into that aspect of the character, but as Hiddleston and others have acknowledged, the small step they took in recognizing his bisexuality was also a meaningful one.

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Season 2 of Loki isn’t expected to air until early 2023, and it’s currently unknown exactly what the season will address, especially following the chaotic end of the first series, which set up Kang as one of the bigger villains in the overarching Marvel Cinematic Universe while seemingly transporting Loki into a different universe entirely.