The Simpsons announces epic Loki crossover – here's how it ties into the Disney+ series
THE WORLDS of Loki and The Simpsons are set to collide in an epic Disney+ crossover.
The Simpsons will step into the Marvel universe for a special short to be released on the streaming service next week.
The Good, The Bart, and The Loki will see the God of Mischief once again banished from Asgard, but this time finding himself in the animated town of Springfield.
Fans will watch as Loki attempts to face his toughest opponents so far – ranging from the Comic Book Guy to Ralph Wiggum and Barney Gumble.
Loki, also set to be voiced by Tom Hiddleston, unsurprisingly finds an ally in the like-minded Bart as the battle to confront the town's 'titans'.
The brand new animated short will premiere on Disney+ on July 7, coinciding with the release of Loki's fifth episode.
The latest Simpsons crossover comes after the animated series released Maggie Simpson in ‘The Force Awakens From Its Nap’ on May 4 as The Bad Batch premiered on the subscription service.
So far Disney Plus has released four episode of Loki, following the other stand alone series of WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Loki is set to conclude on July 14 with it's sixth episode.
Expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Loki storyline takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame.
It follows the God of Mischief's dealings with the bureaucratic TVA – Time Variance Authority and Lady Loki, a variant who also goes by the name of Sylvie.
In episode three Loki is revealed to be bisexual, making him Marvel‘s first on-screen bisexual character.
His sexuality was confirmed in a conversation between Hiddleston’s character and Sylvie as they discussed their dating history.
Sylvie says: “Must’ve been would – be – princess or perhaps, another prince?”
Loki replies, saying “a bit of both, I suspect the same as you” – implying that he has had both male and female partners.
Crucially, Loki's sex is also not written as "female" or "male" on forms submitted to the TVA – instead, it is described as “fluid.”
In the mythology, Loki's powers derive from his shapeshifting ability.
In a 2014 Marvel comic called Loki: Agent of Asgard, Odin refers to Loki as “my son, and my daughter, and my child who is both”.
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