Though the teaser is literally less than 20 seconds long, it features a case file on our beloved antihero (portrayed famously by British actor Tom Hiddleston), and in it, it states that Loki's sex is fluid.
While it is, quite literally, a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in an 18-second teaser, it was enough to get Marvel fans who have been eagerly and patiently waiting for years for some explicit LGBTQ+ representation hyped up on social media.
\u201c@MCU_Direct Before anyone starts complaining, the earliest appearance I could find of gender-fluid Loki in the comics is 2004, and even then Lady Loki apparently appeared in something in the 1940s\n\nThis isn't new, fully expected, and I'll show you the door.\u201d
\u201csince it\u2019s #pride month i\u2019d like to share my favorite canonically pansexual and gender-fluid marvel character! (i may be biased towards this character because i\u2019m pansexual too\ud83d\ude05) \n\nLoki Laufeyson-Odinson / Lady Loki! \n(or just #Loki really)\u201d
While it is just a very small moment in a teaser, it's definitely a small step towards inclusivity that Marvel's loyal fanbase has been dying to finally see, so the excitement about Loki is definitely real, and we can't wait to see how it all pans out when the show finally hits streaming!