Taika Waititi Wants Loki to Give Birth to 8-Legged Horse Child in Future MCU Project

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There is little doubt that Loki is one of the most beloved characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe despite starting out as the main villain in 2011's Thor. That might have a lot to do with the way the MCU depicts its version of the God of Mischief and Tom Hiddleston's perfect performance.

But is there any way we'll get to see a version of Loki who is closer to the Norse god in mythology? Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi certainly hopes so and he says he'd love to see MCU Loki give birth to his eight-legged horse child, just like in the mythology!


Taika Waititi was recently a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where he spoke about his upcoming film. However, he also shared his thoughts on how the MCU hasn't been completely accurate with Norse mythology, bringing up one of the more eyebrow-raising things that Loki has done in the myths.


"I don't know if you know in the mythology that Loki, at one point, turned himself into a female horse, had sex with, like, a serpent and then got pregnant. And then [Loki] gave birth to an eight-legged horse," Waititi told the host.

"Why was that not in Avengers? We got to start a petition. We need to see Tom Hiddleston pregnant with a horse," he continued.

In North mythology, Mare Loki mated with the stallion Svathlifari and gave birth to Sleipnir, the eight-legged horse who would eventually become Odin's steed. Suffice to say, it's not the most outrageous thing that Loki has ever done but seeing Sleipnir in the MCU would be a cool idea, indeed.

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For now, it's not clear if Loki or any of his children (yes, Sleipnir isn't the only child from the myths) will appear in Thor: Love and Thunder. We'll have to wait until July 8, 2022, to find out.

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