June 10, 2021
Sara Mills and Lolo Ross
London (Reuters)-“Loki” actor Tom Hiddleston said he welcomed Marvel Studios’ decision to address the gender fluidity of the popular villain in the new Disney + Streaming series, which debuts Wednesday.
At a screening in London on Tuesday, Hiddleston pointed out that Loki was portrayed as a gender fluid in Norse mythology, the origin of Marvel comics and characters.
On Sunday, Walt Disney released a clip from a new series, briefly showing a prisoner file listing Loki’s gender as “fluid.”
“It was always there,” Hiddleston said in an interview at the screening. “Loki as a character has such a broad identity. He has always been a character that you can’t box or pin.”
“I was really happy to be able to touch it in the series,” added a British actor.
Hiddleston has played the mischievous god Loki since starring in the 2010 movie “Thor.”
The new six-episode series will take place after the event depicted in the 2019 movie Avengers: Endgame. Shortly after the Battle of New York, Loki catches up when he escapes from the Avengers custody and steals a timestone known as Tesseract.
A group known as the Time Variance Authority (TVA), which maintains events from various universes in the right order, arrested Loki for misusing time travel, depriving him of his ability to transform.
In an interview earlier this week, Hiddleston said, “I put him in an environment where he had no control, no power, no effect, with Loki, who always seemed to be in control.”
Owen Wilson co-stars as TVA agent Mobius M. Mobius with Loki’s help to find the murderer who is confusing the timeline. Wilson hasn’t seen much of the Marvel movie and is in Hiddleston. He said he understood the character by relying on “Loki Lecture”.
“Many of the ways we play with each other started with talking about the early days,” Wilson said.
(Reported by Sara Mills in London and Lolo Ross and Lisa Richwine in Los Angeles, edited by Matthew Lewis)
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