There’s been a lot of buzz about one of the newest series in production for Disney+: Loki. Loki will feature the god of mischief in his very own breakout series exclusively on Disney’s new streaming platform, and rumor has it that the series may be casting the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s very first transgender character.
According to the site The Illuminerdi, Marvel is looking to introduce a brand new character named Sera. If so, she will be a major supporting character in the new series, and if her character is brought into the Loki series, this may mean that she could appear in further film projects by Marvel in the future. If these reports are correct, Sera would be the very first transgender character to play a significant role in the MCU.
But Sera isn’t a completely new character. Fans first saw her in 2015’s Angela: Asgard’s Assassin #1. In the comic work, Sera is an Anchorite, which is a rare and wingless being who is born male. In the comics, Sera instead identifies as female, even though she was male at birth. As part of that story, Sera is eventually rescued from a monster who attacked a temple within the storyline. In Asgard’s Assassin #1, Sera ends up marrying Angela, who is the sister of Thor.
Late in 2019, Marvel’s Kevin Feige said that the MCU would be bringing on LGBTQ+ characters in some of their upcoming film projects. A report shortly after claimed that comments about Feige’s announcement weren’t meant to make it sound like Marvel was introducing a new transgender character anytime soon, but rather than the there would be a representation of the LGBTQ+ community in the future.
The report about the possibility of Sera playing a significant role in Loki comes on the heels of those comments though. Time will tell.
Tom Hiddleston is set to grace Disney+ in his very own series as the god of mischief sometime next spring.