Marvel Turned Loki Into a Woman:
With Loki dying at the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Endgame and his TV Series about to be aired in Disney+, the news of a female Loki has caught the fan’s attention. Sophia Di Martino, a prominent British theatre artist who has had the chance to work in several acclaimed productions like The Darkest Universe and Flowers, has been declared the female co-lead of the series. She is rumored to be playing the character of Loki in albeit gender-reversed Avatar. But the comic book fans may not be as surprised as the casual moviegoers since they know that Loki has changed forms several times to become a woman if need be. But how will the movies portray the transition is the question. Before we get there though, we would like to give you guys the comic book sit-rep of Loki’s gender transgressions into the feminine territory.
Avengers: Disassembled – how Loki discovered his feminine side
In the Avengers: Disassembled arc, Loki and the rest of the Asgardian Gods are taken by storm by the coming of Ragnarok – the Norse Mythology’s version of the proverbial End of Days. Ragnarok would eventually lead to the birth of a new Asgard with a new reborn race of Asgardians. Lady Sif, whose body was ready for her soul to possess, was the body Loki chose for himself. He stole Lady Sif’s form and became a woman. Lady Sif’s soul ended up possessing an Old lady with terminal cancer who became a patient in the hospital Jane Foster worked in.
Lady Sif would eventually find her way back to her original body. By then, Loki had already created a hell lot of ruckes by then. He had manipulated the Cabal and impersonated Scarlet Witch to sow seeds of chaos within the Avengers. Loki, after being cast out of Sif’s body, possessed his original masculine body but was soon killed during Siege. Loki was reborn again as a boy but he is now extremely gender-fluid and changes forms to a woman every now and then with the help of his exceptionally talented shape-shifting abilities.
How Norse Mythology portrays Loki
Loki was never a definite man within the books of Viking, to begin with. Throughout time, Loki has had several transformations. One of his greatest shape-shifting feats was changing himself into the form of a horse and giving birth to the mythical Sleipnir, the eight-legged Horse from Norse mythology. Even Fenrir the Wolf is biologically related to Loki through a similar ‘adventure’ Loki had in the ancient times. So to say Loki has and always will be a man will be one of the biggest lies of the millennia.
The fact that Loki is being portrayed in the movies in a way he was always meant to be portrayed according to official Norse sources signals a new era of gender identity in pop culture. That is exciting, to say the least. The only question is – Is Marvel stretching it too far with Sophia Di Martino as Loki in the new Disney+ TV Series of the same name??
The Last Solo Marvel movie to be released under the Disney banner is Spider-Man: Far From Home. The movie is currently in theatres. The official film synopsis for the movie reads:
Peter Parker’s relaxing European vacation takes an unexpected turn when Nick Fury shows up in his hotel room to recruit him for a mission. The world is in danger as four massive elemental creatures — each representing Earth, air, water, and fire — emerge from a hole torn in the universe. Parker soon finds himself donning the Spider-Man suit to help Fury and fellow superhero Mysterio stop the evil entities from wreaking havoc across the continent.
Avengers: Endgame released on the 26th of April, 2019. The official film synopsis of the movie has been released and it states:
“After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store.”