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The primary episode of “She-Hulk: Lawyer at Regulation” addresses a nosy question MCU followers have had in regards to the film’s canon for a really very long time: was Steve Rogers a virgin? Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), has lastly given a convincing reply: no, he was not.
Through the episode, which premiered Aug. 18, Jennifer Walters, aka She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany), is occurring a highway journey together with her cousin Bruce. Viewers see her midrant, although it appears Bruce is struggling to observe Jennifer’s practice of thought. “Steve Rogers didn’t have a girlfriend earlier than he went into the service,” she factors out, explaining that he was too busy saving the world after he got here out of the ice in 2011 to have time for love, romance, or intercourse within the years that adopted. However simply as they get to the crux of her concept — “Clearly Captain America was a virgin” — the pair are attacked by a mysterious spaceship. Bruce later reveals that the ship was piloted by Sakaarans, an accident that results in Jennifer getting her She-Hulk powers, so it appears they’ve extra vital issues to debate than Steve’s sexual previous.
However on the finish of the episode, the present revisits Bruce and Jennifer’s time collectively, reducing to an evening when the duo are consuming and Jennifer is intoxicated and questioning her cousin about it once more. “Steve Rogers did a lot for his nation, and he by no means obtained to expertise intercourse. Did you see that ass? Like, that ass didn’t need to die a virgin. It is, like, so unhappy,” she says, slurring her phrases.
Bruce has had sufficient and says, “Steve Rogers just isn’t a virgin. He misplaced his virginity to a woman in 1943 on the USO tour.” Jennifer then reveals that she was simply pretending to be drunk and responds, “Sure, I knew it. Captain America fu—” Her sentence is minimize off by the credit.
On the day the episode was launched, Chris Evans, who performs Steve within the MCU, tweeted in regards to the revelation with a string of emoji.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 18, 2022
What girl is Bruce referring to? In “Captain America: The First Avenger,” there is a montage of Steve performing with a bunch of USO ladies to be able to drum up assist for battle bonds shortly after he first takes the super-soldier serum. There is a second the place a blond girl who watched the present could be very flirty with him, however Bruce’s feedback lead us to imagine it is truly one of many girls he labored with. None of them have names and even any traces within the movie.
Maybe most importantly, Bruce’s feedback level away from Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), who many followers have lengthy conjectured was the primary particular person Steve was intimate with. However a detailed studying of the timeline of “Captain America: The First Avenger” reveals that there is mainly no time for Steve and Peggy to be collectively. They meet earlier than he takes the super-soldier serum in 1943, however they do not start to fall for one another till 1945, and so they kiss for the primary time not lengthy earlier than the film ends. And when Steve pilots his ship into the ice — seemingly killing himself however truly preserving his physique so he can seem sooner or later — he tells Peggy over the radio, “I am gonna want a rain verify for that dance.” They weren’t a pair — but.
After all, Bruce would not listing each particular person Steve has had intercourse with, so it is attainable he and Peggy did get it on in 1945 (and so they had been positively collectively for good after the occasions of “Avengers: Endgame”). Plus, some followers won’t ever surrender their theories about Steve and Bucky.
Jennifer’s feedback additionally replicate that, within the MCU, most individuals imagine Steve is lifeless. Bruce would not tackle that implication, so we’ll in all probability have to attend for “Captain America: New World Order” to search out out his final destiny.