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Looks like Loki may be getting in touch with his feminine side in the near future for the Thor
franchise. Loki's portrayer, Tom Hiddleston, has revealed his first choice for a Loki actress should the film series go take that route.
The fan favorite villain, who the British thespian will once again portray in Thor: The Dark World
, was at one point in the comic series transformed into a woman. The actor sat down with Screen Rant
recently to share who he would deem a good fit as Lady Loki after being asked.
"Oh that's a good question," Hiddleston responded. "We know that in the comics he comes back in the body of Sif. So I say the first obvious port of call is Jaimie Alexander."
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In Marvel Comics history, Loki had several alternate bodies to inhabit – including a female one, as featured in late-2000s Marvel Comics story plot lines. After the events of Ragnarök (a cycle of godly and worldly death and rebirth in Norse mythology), the Asgardians, who had all been massacred in Ragnarok, were resurrected by Thor. The comic version of the God of Mischief returned and possessed the body of Lady Sif, carrying out some nefarious plans – like the “Secret Invasion” or “The Siege”, during his stint as a villainess.
In this version, Lady Loki emerged claiming to be a new person deserving of a new chance. Not straying from his trickster ways though, the God of Mischief was revealed to have Sif condemned to death in the body of a terminally ill old woman.
Thor: The Dark World
recently had its World Premiere in London on October 22. The film will arrive in UK cinemas on October 30 before landing in the US on November 8.
Hiddleston will soon be gracing the West End stage as his next project, Coriolanus,
will mark the classically trained Brit's return to his theater roots in December.