The director of Disney+'s Loki has recently explained why she felt it was important to confirm the Marvel character's gender fluidity.
In an interview with Insider, Kate Herron decided to confirm what most Marvel fans already knew to be true: Loki is genderfluid.
The character's gender identity has long been the center of speculation but for the most avid followers of the franchise, it won't come as a shock that the God of Mischief does not exclusively identify as having a fixed gender.
"I would say that details are marked in but it is something acknowledged," Herron told the outlet.
"He's genderfluid in the Norse mythology and the comics and it felt like an important thing to, as you say, make sure it's canon."
The director's comments come just a few days after a recent teaser video got fans excited about the all-new, 6 episode series Loki now streaming on Disney+. The show immediately starts in an alternate timeline universe where another version of Loki has escaped with the Tesseract (the cube that housed the Space Stone) during Avengers: Endgame.
Fans have been excited to see Loki's story ever since the announcement of the show's release date back in May.
The teaser clip included a glimpse of Loki's file which listed his sex as "fluid" and his sexuality has been previously stated as bisexual.
Loki's character is not the only Marvel character to range on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Tessa Thompson, who plays Valkyrie has been vocal about her character being queer and said that she will be open with her sexuality during the upcoming film, Thor: Love and Thunder which is set to hit the big screen in 2022.
Tom Hiddleston, the actor that portrays Loki in the MCU said that he "always knew" about the intricacies that made up his character.
During an interview with Inverse, he explained, "Breadth and range of identity contained in the character have been emphasized and is something I was always aware of when I was first cast ten years ago. I know it was important to Kate Herron and [writer] Michael Waldron and to the whole team. And we were very aware, this is something we felt responsible for," he also added.
Loki is the 3rd Marvel show to hit the streaming platform, along with Wandavision and The Falcon and the Winter Solider.
Episodes air every Wednesday with the first already being released yesterday (June 9th).