Ever since DC Comics publicly shit the bed by admitting that they would never let their heroes get married because they’re allergic to happiness, Marvel has really been hitting it out of the park gay-wise. Admittedly, it’s probably pretty accurate to say that they saw a niche DC refused to fill and jumped on it, but regardless, good representation is good representation.
And now, Marvel is about to add another colour to its already impressive rainbow flag. According to Al Ewing, a comic writer and the upcoming writer of Loki: Agent of Asgard, his upcoming iteration of the god of mischief will be bisexual and will also jump back and forth through gender.
In a post on his blog, Ewing explained, “Yes, Loki is bi and I’ll be touching on that. He’ll shift between genders occasionally as well.” Also: played by Tom Hiddleston. Loki is played by Tom Hiddleston. Let your mind wander on that one. Mmmmmmm . . . Hiddleston.
Sure, Loki may not be Marvel’s best-known intellectual property, but he is something of a fan favourite, and it’s good to see that they’re willing to use the character to experiment with fluid sexuality and gender. And most importantly, did I mention Tom Hiddleston? That is one suave motherfucker. I feel like we glazed over that part.