Earlier this week, word came out that Marvel had officially cast The Darkest Universe star Sophia Di Martino in the highly-anticipated Disney+ series, Loki. Aside from Tom Hiddleston who is expected to reprise his role as Marvel’s Asgardian God of Mischief, Di Martino was the first to be named in the cast list for the project. Though Di Martino’s role in the series was never really revealed, a new report suggests that the British actress may very well become Marvel’s female Loki.
According to a report by Deadline, one source close to the production of Loki suggests that Di Martino may very well be set to play a female incarnation of the Asgardian God of Mischief, allowing the actress to share the Loki role together with Hiddleston. The news may sound like a bit of a surprise to fans considering that we’ve never really had female Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, many forget that Loki is a trickster and a shapeshifter who has taken a female incarnation multiple times in Marvel Comics.
Not only will a female Loki in Disney’s upcoming web series cater to Marvel comic book fans, but it will also help Marvel in its push for diversity and representation in the MCU.
There isn’t that much information about Loki right now, however, the series reportedly follows the adventures of the Asgardian God of Mischief as he travels through time, finding himself embroiled in a few major historical events.
Loki doesn’t have an official release date yet but the series is set to premiere on Disney+ in early 2021.