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    Tom Hiddleston Reveals Why MCU Had To Make Loki Bisexual

    Although Thor, played by Chris Hemsworth, snatched the spotlight for ‘Thor: Love and Thunder‘, his brother isn’t lagging behind in the fame game. Loki will soon be back on the screen with the second season of the Disney+ series ‘Loki‘, headlined by Tom Hiddleston. Fans are excited to watch their favorite character going on adventures once again.

    Recently, the Marvel Cinematic Universe made an announcement that made fans speechless. The big surprise is that Loki is a bisexual. The character has given no relevant clue regarding his sexuality in any of his previous MCU appearances. Fans are pretty much in suspense regarding the direction in which Loki’s character will be explored further. The one person who can give details about it is Tom Hiddleston. The actor explained what compelled MCU to take the decision about Loki’s sexuality.


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    Tom Hiddleston Explains Why Loki Needed To Be Bisexual

    Tom Hiddleston
    Tom Hiddleston

    During a conversation on Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ series, presented by Apple TV+, Tom Hiddleston discussed Loki’s sexuality with Lily James. He said that the Marvel Cinematic Universe must “reflect the world we live in.” That’s why the actor is happy his Disney+ series ‘Loki’ finally made it clear that his eponymous anti-hero is bisexual.

    “Back from my early days of researching the character in the ancient myths, the identity of Loki was fluid in every aspect and in gender, in sexuality,” Hiddleston told James when she mentioned that Loki is the first explicitly queer character in the MCU. “It’s a very ancient part of the character and I think I thought about it. … It hadn’t emerged in the stories we’ve told. And I was really pleased and privileged, actually, that it’s came up in the series.”

    The actor continued, “It’s a small step. There’s so much more to do. But the Marvel Cinematic Universe has to reflect the world we live in. So it was an honor to bring that up. It was really important to me. It was really important to [director] Kate Herron and [showrunner] Michael Waldron, and I’m pleased that we could bring it into our story.”

    Reactions To Loki’s Sexuality Update

    Tom Hiddleston as Loki
    Tom Hiddleston as Loki

    Although fans are really excited to see the new aspect of their favorite character Loki, it seems like not everyone shares the same feeling. “It’s a Sin” and “Queer as Folk” creator Russell T. Davies slammed the show for boiling down Loki’s sexuality to a single line of dialogue and then never mentioning it again.

    The director of ‘Loki‘ recently responded to Davies’ criticism, telling Variety, “I don’t disagree that there should be bigger stories being told, but — and I think he has a right to his opinion — I’m very proud of what we did in the show. Russell is a hero of mine, but like I’ve said, I hope that we did at least open the door and that more stories will come.”

    Let’s look at how fans reacted to the big announcement:


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    Shubhashree Chatterjee
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