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Jennifer Walters is the new hero we all want. In the first episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, she served one of Marvel’s most hidden secrets on a golden platter: Did Captain America die a virgin?
During the series premiere of the Disney+ show, there’s a joke in which Jen (Tatiana Maslany) talks too much to anyone who listens about her theory that the first Avenger, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), died a virgin.
She even presented a detailed timeline of proof she’s gathered through her own research.
It’s quite an amusing idea that urges the army of fans who argued about that topic for so long (prior to Avengers: Endgame disclosing that Steve settled for Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter, credits to time travel).
However, She-Hulk goes beyond the existing discussions and hands out the actual answer in a funny end-credits scene where Jen is venting (drunk) to her cousin, Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), about how Cap shouldn’t have died a virgin – particularly with “that ass.”
An irritated Bruce puts her theory into conclusion by sharing a surprising detail he has known for years: “Steve Rogers is not a virgin. He lost his virginity to a girl in 1943 on the USO tour.”
Jen then reveals her true colors – that she’s not drunk, she just acted like it to push Bruce into disclosing this exciting piece of information, and now it’s too late for him to take it back.
She shouts, “Captain America fu–!” as the scene turns to black, and the current state of the piece of very crucial information is consumed and absorbed by fans and characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe forever.
However, no one told Captain America that a very personal bit of his history was about to be made public.
“I laughed my ass off,” Ruffalo said in an interview with EW. “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. That cat’s out of the bag.”
And currently, Evans knows, as he shared a tweet on Thursday with a bunch of emojis (crying/laughing and one zipped-lips). Afterall, Captain America isn’t one to kiss and tell, but we have people who could do that – Jen and Bruce.
“😂😂😂🤐#SheHulk,” writes Evans on Twitter.
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She-Hulk Reveals Details Superheroes Won’t Have in Other Films
Ruffalo compliments She-Hulk: Attorney at Law for its detail – not only with Cap’s virginity status, but with its portrayals of the daily life of superheroes most films don’t usually show.
“That’s all the human stuff that we don’t get to [usually see],” he states.
“What’s great about this show is that we get to see them as just human beings and what their lives are and what those histories are. It’s really different in that way, and it’s funny because we’re seeing this single girl in her 30s, and when [head writer] Jessica Gao said, ‘I love how horny-forward the show is,’ I was like, ‘I’m going to use that.”
As She-Hulks continues its sail, fans can look forward to see more funny, meta, and of course, horny moments.
“The horniness! That stuff is my favorite,” said Maslany, laughing.
She really loved Jen’s obsession with Captain America’s virginity because “it’s the human side of him, the real side, the thing that she would [relate to.]”
Meanwhile, if fans are doubting the credibility of Bruce’s information, the argument can be put to complete rest: This is officially a true story of how Cap lost his virginity.
“We didn’t set out thinking that we were going to be able to answer it,” Gao said in an interview with EW.
“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. 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.’”
New episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law come on Thursdays on Disney+.
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