Kevin Feige Knew Exactly When And To Whom Captain America Lost His Virginity, According To She-Hulk showrunner Jessica Gao.
In the debut episode of She-Hulk: LawyerCousins Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) engage in an ongoing discussion ripped straight from MCU fandom: is Steve Rogers, the first Avenger and now former Captain America, a virgin?
While Jennifer excitedly claims that due to his various superhero obligations before and after the 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 as Jennifer wears it down, a familiar Bruce finally blurts out, “Steve Rogers is… not a virgin. He lost his virginity to a girl in 1943 during the USO tour.”
Gao told io9 that when the She-Hulk team of writers broached the subject, Kevin Feige was not only on board to settle the age-old debate, but also dove in to help them sort out the details.
“Kevin really loved that joke and he was actually the one who volunteered to answer that question,” she said. “I couldn’t believe we had to settle that issue once and for all.”
Gao also explained why the show decided to tackle the subject of whether Steve Rogers had ever been intimate with anyone. “Our philosophy was really that we should just do things until they tell us we can’t, because if you start asking for permission too much, you’re giving people a chance to say no,” she said.
The She-Hulk showrunner also noted that when designing the Disney+ series, the team thought not only about what would be “fun” but also about the types of conversations they and other fans have. “What have we always wanted to see in the MCU?” she said. “There are things like Captain America’s virginity that really surprised us that it went through.”
Chris Evans, the actor behind Steve Rogers and the former Captain America of the MCU, also responded to the show’s joke on Twitter on Thursday, tweeting the laugh-scream emoji next to the zipped mouth emoji, indicating his lips were sealed. .