We could have had a queer sex scene in Disney+ and Marvel Studios' Loki series, but like a lot of fun and cool ideas, it (unfortunately) never came to be.
In a brand-new Disney+ special Marvel Studios’ Assembled: The Making of Loki, the cast and crew of the smash-hit streaming series — which tells the story of our beloved bisexual, genderfluid antihero Loki (played famously by Tom Hiddleston) as he encounters the mysterious Time Variance Authority (TVA) — go behind-the-scenes and give viewers an inside look at how the first solo series for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first queer main character came to be.
In one part of the special, we get to see lead Loki writer Michael Waldron host a brainstorming session in front of a whiteboard filled with all sorts of notes detailing possible scenes and themes they can explore in the show.
While most folks probably wouldn't be able to make out much from all of the chaos on the whiteboard, astute super fans were able to pick up on one thing the writers were thinking of bringing to Loki: queer sex scenes.
"Doing crazy mischief, a.k.a. sex," one note on a list of montage ideas read.
"More sex, bi, alien, etc.," reads another note a little further down on the list.
Unfortunately, as thrilling and exciting as a bisexual, alien sex scene is, many who watched the first season of Loki know that it never actually came to fruition and that even the character's sexuality was only briefly mentioned in one conversation he had with Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) and then never brought up again.
Knowing Marvel's long, complicated history when it comes to explicit, on-screen representation, and how Disney+ tries to keep their original offerings as family-friendly as possible, we aren't surprised that a steamy, queer sex scene never made it past a brainstorming session in the writers' room, but with a second season of the Loki confirmed and on the horizon (though bisexual director and EP Kate Herron will not be participating), maybe a queer nerd can still have some hopes and dreams?
The sexless first season of Loki is now streaming on Disney+.