×
Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

She-Hulk Episode 1 Reveals A Very Personal Fact About Captain America

The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand on Disney+, with Tatiana Maslany transforming into Jennifer Walters for "She-Hulk." She's the latest hero to join Kevin Feige's grand tapestry of costumed crusaders, and the first episode wastes no time in giving us a revamped version of her origin story — where a Sakaarian ship causes Jennifer and her cousin, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), to swerve and crash their car. It isn't long before Jen undergoes a gamma-induced transformation and has to figure out a way of balancing her newfound strength with her legal career.

Head writer Jessica Gao recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about how "She-Hulk" lends itself to the comedy genre. "Everybody loves the big spectacle — all the action operating at a level that you don't see anywhere else — but what's special about TV is that you have the time and the space to really just live with a character and see everyday life," she explained. "I want to know what's happening on a Tuesday when the world isn't in danger. What happens when a 6-foot-7 green woman has to buy a business suit for court?"

Because the stakes are much smaller in and around Jen's office, it allows the characters to have a little more fun compared to the multiverse shenanigans of "Loki," or the debate over the Captain America mantle in "The Falcon and The Winter Soldier." Speaking of the Star-Spangled Man, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) comes up in a conversation between Jen and Bruce, which leads to a surprising revelation about the First Avenger.

Captain America isn't a virgin

After a quick fourth-wall-breaking introduction, "She-Hulk" Episode 1 kicks off with Jen and Bruce in the car as the lawyer theorizes that Steve Rogers possibly died a virgin. She points out that he went from battle to battle through the war, before getting frozen in the ice and becoming an Avenger. The conversation riffs off an online joke that Steve would've never had the time to get intimate with someone. Chris Evans even told Entertainment Weekly (via E! Online), "He's probably a virgin! I don't know when it would've happened."

It's a pretty fun scene that really leans into the comedic, self-aware nature of the series. But when the post-credits scene rolls around, the show reveals a bit more about Steve Rogers' bedroom antics. The short scene cuts back to Walters and Banner getting drunk on the island, as Jen laments the fact that it's a travesty Steve never got to flirt his way through the world. However, Bruce quickly debunks his cousin's theory, reassuring her that Steve "lost his virginity to a girl in 1943 on the USO tour."

It's hardly surprising, he's a handsome man after all. Hopefully, Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) knows about this, otherwise, that's going to cause some drama when Steve returns to the past at the end of "Avengers: Endgame." But the "She-Hulk" premiere ends on an even funnier note, as Jen screams "Captain America Fu-" before it cuts to black. Nice.