In the first episode of She-Hulk: Lawyercousins Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) get into an ongoing discussion snatched straight from the mcu fandom: Is Steve Rogers, the first Avenger and now former Captain America, a virgin?
While Jennifer enthusiastically argues that due to his various superhero obligations before and after Freeze, he probably didn’t have time to be intimate with anyone, Bruce initially refuses to discuss the private life of his friend and colleague. But with Jennifer wearing him down, a trusted Bruce eventually blurts out, “Steve Rogers is not a virgin. He lost his virginity to a girl in 1943 during the USO tour.
gao said io9 that when the She-Hulk The writing staff took up the matter, Kevin Feige was not only on hand to settle the age-old debate, but he also stepped in to help them iron out the details.
“Kevin was really into that joke and he was actually the one who came up with the answer to that question,” she said. “I couldn’t believe we had to permanently fix this once and for all.”
Gao also explained why the show decided to ask if Steve Rogers had ever been intimate with anyone. “Our philosophy was really to do things until they tell us we can’t because if you start asking too much permission then you’re giving people a chance to say no,” he said. she stated.
The She-Hulk showrunner also noted that when crafting the Disney+ series, the team thought about not just what would be “fun,” but the kinds of conversations they and other fans have. “What have we always wanted to see in the MCU?” she says. “There are things like Captain America’s virginity that really surprised us that it continued.”
Chris Evans, the actor behind Steve Rogers and the MCU’s former Captain America, also responded to the show’s joke on Twitter Thursday, tweeting the laugh-scream emoji next to the zipped mouth emoji, indicating that his lips were sealed.
But in an interview excerpt shared by Vanity Salon’s Anthony Breznicanwho covered the Captain America: Civil War press tour and actually asked Evans about it years ago, he also had some personal thoughts.
According to Evans, who answered the question in 2014, Steve’s selflessness was part of the reason fans hadn’t seen who he might have hooked up with. “Cap puts what he wants last. It’s his manual, ”explained the actor. “And I think for so long he just refused to bleed on people. So it’s hard to explore a guy who doesn’t want to make waves with his own personal conflict.
Evans then encouraged the prospect of seeing an on-screen relationship with a woman for Steve, but admitted he thought Steve was probably a virgin. “It’s funny when you think about it. He’s probably a virgin. He’s probably a virgin! I don’t know when that would have happened,” Evans explained.
When Breznican brought up the fact that Steve had toured during the war and had been exposed to enough women, the actor suggested Steve was “old school” and probably holding Peggy Carter. But he also offered another suggestion – and now correct.
“Maybe one of them [dancing] the girls blew his mind,” Evans said with a laugh.