Loki’s Disney+ series has started to add new cast members to the series, first in line is Sophia Di Martino. According to a report by Deadline, Di Martino is poised to star alongside Tom Hiddleston as the female incarnation of Loki.
“One source close to the production hints that Di Martino may, in fact, portray a female incarnation of Loki and, in effect share the role with Hiddleston.” stated Deadline in their report. While this is a long way from being confirmed, this doesn’t mean that Tom Hiddleston will be replaced entirely. As comic book fans know, Loki can change his appearance, including changing his sexual appearance and gender thus becoming a woman.
In the comics, after the events of Ragnarok, Loki took on a female persona, many readers dubbed Lady Loki. Loki also dons this female persona before the events of Secret Invasion. Now, we’ve already seen Ragnarok, it’s just a matter of time until we see Secret Invasion adapted in the MCU. Granted this is all speculation but seeds for a Secret Invasion adaption in the MCU have been planted for quite some time now.
The Loki solo series is poised to tie directly into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, just like WandaVision. Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch has been confirmed to star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel. The question begs now will Loki tie into Doctor Strange 2 and will we see the male version of Loki or the female version of Loki in the film, and which version will team up with Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange.
Another scenario we could see if the female version of Loki going up against The Mighty Thor, Jane Foster, as Thor: Love and Thunder will be adapting the Jason Aaron comic book run of the same name.
We shall keep a diligent eye on this story as it develops…
Source: Deadline, MCU Cosmic