“Loki” actor Tom Hiddleston said he welcomed Marvel Studios decision to address the popular villain s gender fluidity in a new Disney+ streaming series that debuts on Wednesday.
At a screening in London on Tuesday, Hiddleston noted that Loki had been portrayed as gender-fluid in Marvel comic books as well as in Norse mythology, where the character originated.
On Sunday, Walt Disney Co released a clip from the new series and briefly showed a prisoner file that listed Loki s sex as “fluid.”
“It s always been there,” Hiddleston said in an interview at the screening. “Loki as a character has had such a broad-ranging and wide-ranging identity. He s always been a character you could never put in a box, you could never pin down.”
“I was really pleased we were able to touch on that in the series,” the British actor added.
Hiddleston has played Loki, the god of mischief, since his appearance in the 2010 movie “Thor.”