‘There’s Further to Go’: Tom Hiddleston Says Loki’s Bisexuality Is a ‘Small Step’
Tom Hiddleston has said there’s more to be done for representation, after Loki came out as bisexual in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The character appeared throughout the MCU for a decade before coming out as bi in episode three of the Loki Disney+ series, something Hiddleston said was an important but small step.
Speaking to the Guardian, Hiddleston spoke about the transition from films to TV, saying that introducing Loki’s bisexuality was an opportunity to explore new elements of the character without changing who he was.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
Following Loki’s bisexuality reveal last June, director Kate Herron also commented that it was a small but important step.
“From the moment I joined Loki it was very important to me, and my goal, to acknowledge Loki was bisexual,” she said. “It is a part of who he is and who I am too. I know this is a small step but I’m happy, and heart is so full, to say that this is now canon in [the] MCU.”
While Loki was the first major LGBTQ+ character introduced in the MCU he was soon joined by Phastos from Eternals.
Since then, Disney also refused to cut an LGBTQ reference in the new Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which related to new hero America Chavez and her two moms.
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