Jennifer Walters is the hero we all deserve, because in the first episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, she finally gets to the bottom of one of Marvel’s biggest mysteries: Did Captain America die a virgin?

During the series premiere of the Disney+ show (now streaming), there is an ongoing gag in which Jen (Tatiana Maslany) talks to anyone who will listen to her theory that the first Avenger, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), died. It was a virgin. He even has a detailed timeline of evidence gathered through his own research.

In itself, it’s a brilliant meta bit that calls out legions of fans who debated the same topic for years (before Avengers: Endgame revealed that Steve ended up with Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter, some time travel. Thank You for).

But She-Hulk goes a step further and actually gives us the real answer in a hilarious end-credits scene where Jane gets drunk (once again) with her cousin Bruce Banner, aka The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Tells about how Cap did ‘I don’t deserve to die a virgin – especially with “that ass”. An enraged Bruce decides to put an end to it by revealing a shocking piece of information he has been sitting around for years: “Steve Rogers is not a virgin. He lost his virginity to a girl in 1943 while on the USO tour.”

Of course, Jane reveals that she was pretending to be intoxicated in order to manipulate Bruce into telling the truth, and now it’s too late to back him up. She shouts out loud, “Captain America foo-!” As the scene suddenly cuts to a halt, and now that very important piece of information has been cemented in the Marvel Cinematic Universe forever.

But it turns out that no one had warned Captain America himself that a very personal piece of his history was about to be broadcast to the world. “I laughed my ass off,” Ruffalo tells EW. “I’m like, ‘Does anyone need to talk to Captain America about this?’ I didn’t. I was afraid he’d bite it. It’s too late, dude. The cat’s out of the bag.”

Evans now knows, as evidenced by his tweet on Thursday, which includes a bunch of crying/laughing emoji and a zipped-lips emoji. Captain America still isn’t going to kiss and tell, but at least we have Jane and Bruce!

Ruffalo praised She-Hulk: Attorney at Law for actually getting there — not only with Cap’s virginity status, but also with how the show portrays the daily life of a superhero in ways that movies never could. could not. “That’s all human stuff that we don’t get to [usually see],” he says. “The best thing about this show is that we just see them as human beings and what their lives are and what they are history. It’s really different that way, and it’s fun because we’re this lonely girl. Looking back on her in her 30s, and when [lead writer] Jessica Gao said, ‘I love how catchy the show is,’ I was like, ‘I’m going to use this.'”

As She-Hulk continues, viewers can expect to see more hilarious, meta, and, yes, sexier moments like this. “Singiness! That stuff is my favorite,” Maslany laughs. She loved how Jane is obsessed with Captain America’s virginity because “that’s the human side of her, the real side, the thing she [will] relate to.”

But the actress admitted that she had no idea this was something Marvel fans had been thinking about for years, adding, “I like what everyone else is thinking. In the vein of that question, the whole There are a lot of easter eggs like this in the season. There’s a few really great moments with a cameo later that I won’t say what happens, but it’s basically a shame that’s actually funny Is.”

And in case any fans are wondering how reliable Bruce’s wit is, the debate can be put on hold: This is the officially true story of how Captain America lost his virginity. “We didn’t think we’d be able to answer that,” Gao tells EW. “It used to be just a running joke, that this is going to be a lifelong obsession for Jen, that’s the one thing that keeps her up at night.

It actually used to be a lot on the show, where in every episode There would be some little reminder, like you’ll see that her quest history was this, and she was always talking to the other characters, where everyone’s reaction was, ‘She’s talking about this again.'”

But then Gao got the definitive answer — and permission to use it — from Marvel’s mastermind. Gao recalls, “Kevin Feige actually said, ‘I know the answer. I can tell you. We can answer.’ “And I was like, ‘You have the answer, and can we tell everyone?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah.’ So it’s Marvel canon. It’s straight from Kevin Feige.

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