Loki’s latest episode revealed that the God of Mischief is bisexual, and director Kate Herron celebrated the moment. Since arriving aboard the Disney + production series , Herron had sought to integrate Loki’s bisexuality into the story in some way. She saw this goal achieved in the third episode, titled Lamentis, and couldn’t be prouder. Speaking to Twitter , the director shared a few screenshots of the scene while also expressing the importance of achieving it.
“From the moment I joined Loki it was very important to me, and my goal, to recognize that Loki was bisexual,” Herron says. “It’s part of who he is and who I am too. I know it’s a small step but I’m happy, and my heart is so full, to say it’s now Canon in [the MCU]. “
In the episode [Warning: SPOILERS ], Sylvie, aka Lady Loki (Sophia Di Martino) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) find themselves trapped on a distant moon that is about to be destroyed in 2077. Working together for s’ escape, the two end up having deep conversations that touch on their personal lives. Sylvie reveals that she had a “serious long-distance relationship with a mail carrier” while jumping in time. That’s when the topic turns to Loki’s love life.
” And you? Sylvie asks. “You are a prince. You must have been potential princesses. Or maybe another prince. To that Loki replies, “A bit of both. I suspect the same as you.
A Loki landing was a dream job for Herron, who was obsessed with the character before his involvement. Once she heard that Marvel Studios was developing a God of Mischief series for Disney +, she embarked on a campaign to lead the series. Fortunately, the studio saw Herron’s passion for the material and knew Loki would be in good hands with her at the helm. Referring to the show as a ‘dream’ job, the director explained how she went to great lengths for the post in a recent interview with The Verge.
“I’ve always wanted to make big-scale stories and fantastic worlds,” she said. “I just wanted to be a part of this character’s next chapter and see what they were going to do with him. So I sued Marvel very strongly, I would say, for this work. I was very enthusiastic. ”
With Herron as the director of the first season, Loki was developed for Disney + by Michael Waldron, who also served as chief writer. It follows Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki with the God of Mischief traveling through time to help the Time Variance Authority stop a greater threat. The series also stars Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Eugene Cordero, Tara Strong, Sasha Lane and Owen Wilson.
The first three episodes of Loki air on Disney +. New episodes come out on Wednesdays, and there are three episodes left for the season. There will be a lot more to come, as a second season of the series is already in development.