Giving the individuals what they need. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law addressed a controversial plot level from Captain America that followers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have lengthy since argued over: has Steve Rogers ever had intercourse?
During the Marvel comedy’s premiere episode, which aired on Thursday, August 18, Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) presents her cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) with a lengthy listing of proof to help that Captain America (Chris Evans) “obviously” died a virgin.
While the pair should put a short-term pause on their dialog as a result of being attacked by a mysterious spaceship, the lawyer revisits the subject throughout a drunken evening out.
“Steve Rogers did so much for his country, and he never got to experience sex. Did you see that ass? Like, that ass did not deserve to die a virgin. It’s, like, so sad,” she explains, to which Bruce replies, “Steve Rogers is not a virgin. He lost his virginity to a girl in 1943 on the USO tour.”
Bruce then realizes his cousin was, actually, sober the entire time and was simply baiting him. “Yes! I knew it! Captain America f—ks!” she yells because the credit abruptly minimize her off.
Evans, 41, who portrayed the tremendous soldier in 11 MCU movies over the previous decade, rapidly took to social media in response to the cheeky reveal, tweeting “😂😂😂🤐 #SheHulk,” after the episode’s launch.
This isn’t the primary time the Knives Out star has opened up about his character’s personal affairs. In April 2015, Evans spoke to Entertainment Weekly about how time constraints most certainly saved Steve from getting intimate.
“It’s funny when you think about it — he’s probably a virgin. He’s probably a virgin! I don’t know when it would’ve happened,” the Massachusetts native joked on the time. However, after being requested about all of the USO reveals he attends in Captain America: The First Soldier, the Gray Man actor reconsidered his stance.
“He was on tour. That’s true. Maybe one of those [dancing] girls blew his mind,” Evans mentioned. “He’s probably just a good guy. He was probably holding out for Peggy Carter and he’s a little more old-fashioned in that sense. These are a lot of things that I think are giant conflicts, but they’re also very personal conflicts. He’s a very human guy. That’s why I like him.”
On Thursday, She-Hulk head author Jessica Gao weighed in on the heated debate throughout an interview with TVLine. “I’m so happy and proud that we got to answer that question,” she quipped. “And I’m also just so happy and proud that we managed to let Jen make the big proclamation that she makes.”
The California native shared that the query of Steve Rogers’ virginity has “been a discussion for years,” earlier than including, “The answer we give in the show comes straight from [Marvel Studios head] Kevin Feige himself, so it absolutely is canon.”
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