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Thor's brother Loki to come out as bisexual

Loki, who steals the movie in the latest movie, “Thor: The Dark World,” comes out as bisexual in the comic book (but not the movie—yet).

See photos from "Thor: the Dark World"
See photos from "Thor: the Dark World"
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Tom Hiddleston portrays the Avengers villain Loki, (see the video) and he is truly evil (despite a few nice turns in the film).

However, in the comic book world, “Thor” writer Al Ewing gave a preview to the upcoming “Loki: Agent of Asgard” comic book that is scheduled to be released in early next year.

The character will be very gender-fluid, according to Ewing on a question-and-answer session online with fans.

“Yes, Loki is bi and I’ll be touching on that,” Ewing said. “He’ll shift between genders occasionally as well.”

He is a shapeshifter, of course, and so the gender switch is a given for anyone who is rather curious. The bisexual bent is a new step for Marvel, and fans seem to love the idea. In the past, Loki has been portrayed or thought-of as specifically gay.

On Tumblr, one user nicknamed Homoviking wrote in response to the news, “Aahh what a beautiful day, the sun is shining, the sky is blue, loki is canonically bisexual.”

It’s another perhaps negative portrayal for bisexual activists, but at least it’s acknowledgement of bisexuality.