Is Sophia Di Martino still Lady Loki? Who is going to play Lady Sif after gender-fluid news?

Leigh McManus June 7, 2021
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Is Sophia Di Martino still going to play Lady Loki? The question has arisen after a new teaser video for the upcoming Disney+ series Loki officially confirmed the God of Mischief is gender-fluid in the MCU.

Teaser trailer confirms Loki is gender-fluid

On Sunday, an official promotional video for the upcoming Loki TV series confirmed the Trickster God is considered gender-fluid in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The character is based on Norse legends and the myths contain many tales in which Loki transforms into female form. Marvel Comics has in the past stayed true to this element of Norse mythology, with a number of story arcs in which Loki transforms into a woman.

In 2008’s Thor, the Trickster God, played by Tom Hiddleston, even possessed the human body intended for Lady Sif – who is based on the Norse goddess Sif.

In the 30-second trailer, shared by the Loki Official page on Twitter, we see the Time Variance Authority’s file on Loki. Under ‘sex’ the file reads ‘fluid’.

Is Sophia Di Martino still Lady Loki?

As mentioned, the plot has stayed true to the original Norse legends about the gender-shifting Loki. But what does this mean for Sophia Di Martino, will she still play Lady Loki?

Her role playing the Sif goddess was all but confirmed when set photos appeared to show Di Martino kitted out as Lady Loki.

Variety, which initially broke the story that she would appear, noted it was unclear who Di Martino would play, adding that Marvel didn’t comment on the casting announcement.

 

However, according to a source close to the production of the series, Di Martino’s role may be significant. Speaking to Deadline, the source suggested she could play Lady Loki.

The publication even goes as far as saying the actress will “share the role with Tom Hiddleston”.

The series, which starts on Wednesday, still lists Sophia Di Martino as a cast member so it is likely she will appear in some form. We just have to wait to see whether that’s as a female Loki or whether Hiddleston will depict that role too.

Who is Lady Sif in Thor?

In the 2011 superhero movie, also part of the MCU universe, the Lady Sif character was played by American actress Jaimie Alexander.

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A reprisal of her Lady Sif role was mooted in December last year, with sources telling Deadline it was set. But, according to the Marvel site, she’s not part of the cast.

According to Fandom, Lady Sif is a fearsome Asgardian warrior and a good friend of Thor and the Warriors Three.

When Thor almost provoked a war with the Frost Giants and ended up powerless on Earth, Sif and her friends disobeyed the orders of their new king Loki and went to Earth to save their friend. Thanks to them, Thor returned to Asgard and Loki’s reign of terror ended.

Leigh is a 26-year-old journalist from the north of Ireland. He studied International Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University, where he earned a 2:1 grade. He has worked for Mail Online and has experience with the Liverpool Echo, Irish Mirror and SWNS. Leigh is also a huge music fan and has his own show on a community radio station.