At ACE Comic Con, Avengers: Infinity War star Tom Hiddleston answered a question that will probably leave a few people scratching their heads at first glance. That being, would the actor be willing to play a female version of Loki?
To provide some context on this query, while Thor’s sibling has usually been a male in the comic books, the Avengers villain also took on a female form in 2008 after the events of Ragnarök. Should the movies take this route, however, Hiddleston doesn’t feel he’d be right for the part.
“I think, if anyone wants to tell that story, I’m not the guy,” the actor admitted. “I think that needs to be a woman or someone who identifies as a woman.”
Though Hiddleston playing a female Loki never felt like a distinct possibility – especially when Marvel Studios are apparently taking measures to improve representation – the confirmation doesn’t hurt.
All that being said, it’s unclear how much of a future the character has in the MCU after he seemingly died in his last movie. While Loki’s planned TV show ensures that the God of Mischief still has some small-screen life in him, it remains to be seen whether the series will take place at an earlier point in the timeline, or if Loki’s supposed death will be either reversed or revealed to be fake. For what it’s worth, leaked set photos give a strong indication that next year’s Avengers 4 will be revisiting Loki during the events of 2012’s The Avengers, be it via flashback, or a commonly predicted time travel storyline.
At the same ACE panel, Hiddleston remained tight-lipped on whether his character’s Avengers: Infinity War death was both real and permanent, but we’ll no doubt find out when Avengers 4 arrives on May 3rd, 2019.