The third episode of the Loki series, available on Disney +, suggested that the God of Mischief, played by Tom Hiddleston, was bisexual. Director Kate Herron has confirmed this information.
While the first episode of Loki evoked the non-binarity of the God of Mischief, the third episode of the series now mentions the bisexuality of the Marvel character embodied for already 10 years by Tom Hiddleston.
The new series from Marvel Studios on Disney + is therefore closer to the characteristics of Loki in the comics, in which Odin refers to the God of Mischief as being “his child who is neither his son nor his daughter”.
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If the Marvel film franchise has never mentioned the non-binarity and bisexuality of the character of Tom Hiddleston, the Loki series finally explores them, thanks to the involvement of its director Kate Herron. She also split a tweet after the upload of episode 3:
“From the moment I joined Loki’s team, it was important for me, and it was a goal, to recognize Loki’s bisexuality. It’s part of him and it’s part of me too. know it’s a small step but I’m so happy and my heart full to be able to say it’s hot in the MCU now. “
In the third episode of the series, Loki is roaming Lamentis-1 with Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), whom it is not yet known if she is Lady Loki or the Enchantress. While the two evoke their romantic pasts during a discussion, Loki makes it clear that he has had suitors but also suitors as Prince of Asgard.
The British actress has also added an important detail to Kate Herron’s tweet on the lighting and colors used in the scenes of episode 3. Sophia Di Martino refers to bisexual lighting (“Bisexual lighting” in English ) which is the simultaneous use of pink, purple and blue lighting to highlight bisexual characters in movies, television and in advertising.
It is a cinematographic process, through studio lighting, which is used as “emancipatory audiovisual device” wanting to combat the striking under-representation of bisexuality in the media according to George Pierpoint of the BBC News. The colors used also refer to the bisexual pride flag.
It is therefore a small but important step forward for the representation of the LGBTQIA + community within the MCU before discovering the first openly gay superhero Phastos, played by Brian Tyree Henry, in the film The Eternals.