Following a major revelation in the post-credits in the first episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Chris Evans chimed in on rumors that his former Marvel superhero character Captain America died a virgin.
In the first few minutes of the episode, as Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) are in the car, she brings up a “theory” of hers saying, “Steve Rodgers did not have a girlfriend before he went into the service. So, he becomes Captain America and from that moment on, a symbol of America, he is rushed to the frontlines, he becomes a war hero. Then he is frozen in ice!”
As Bruce is in agreement, Jennifer says, “So, based on everything you’ve told me, after he gets unfrozen, he goes from world-threatening disaster to world-threatening disaster. That’s when he’s not a fugitive from the law, right? So it seems like he was pretty, pretty busy.”
“All you’re doing is repeating everything that I’ve told you about my friend and colleague,” Bruce says, smiling through his teeth. Just as they are about to get into a car crash due to some sort of UFO, Jennifer manages to say, “Obviously, Captain America was a virgin.”
Cut to the post-credits scene where Jennifer is drunkenly ranting about Cap not deserving to die a virgin especially with “that a–,” to Bruce again — this time, around a campfire. “Steve Rodgers did so much for this country and he never got to experience sex. Like that a– did not deserve to die a virgin,” Jennifer says crying. “He lost his virginity to a girl in 1943 on the USO tour,” Bruce replied.
Jen then reveals she was faking being drunk to manipulate Bruce into telling her the truth, and now it’s too late for him to take it back. She loudly cheers, “Captain America fu—!” as the scene abruptly cuts.
Chris Evans wasn’t in on the joke, however, only finding out about his character’s personal details via She-Hulk like everyone else. Evans, 41, responded on Twitter to the memes flooding in, without giving many details about the subject. He tweeted out three laughing/crying emojis, followed by a zipper mouth. Ruffalo, 54, then responded to the tweet saying, “Sorry bro. It was under extreme duress.”
Sorry bro. It was under extreme duress.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) August 18, 2022
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ruffalo shared how he felt the first time he learned that Captain America’s personal life was up for discussion in the series. “I laughed my a– off,” Ruffalo said. “I’m like, ‘Does someone need to talk to Captain America about this?’ I haven’t. I was afraid he was going to have it cut. Too late now, buddy. The cat’s out of the bag.”
She-Hulk‘s head writer Jessica Gao revealed the team behind the series “didn’t set out thinking that we were going to be able to answer” how Captain America lost his virginity. “It used to just be a running joke, that it’s going to be a lifelong obsession for Jen, that this is the one thing that keeps her awake at night,” she told EW. “It actually used to be in the show a lot more, where in every episode there would be some little reminder, like you’d see that her search history was this, and she was always in asides talking to other characters where everybody’s reaction was like, ‘She’s talking about this again.'”
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law debuts new episodes every Thursday on Disney+.
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