Mark Ruffalo has some explaining to do.
The 54-year-old ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ star apparently forgot to warn his ‘Avengers’ co-star Chris Evans that his new Marvel Disney+ show revealed a tidbit about his character’s virginity secret, Captain America.
Warning: Spoilers ahead for the first episode of “She-Hulk.”
“She-Hulk”—which premiered Thursday—follows Ruffalo’s Hulk/Bruce Banner’s cousin Jennifer Walters’ (Tatiana Maslany) life as a lawyer and as the titular superhero.
A common joke in the series is that Walters gossips to her friends that Captain America/Steve Rogers died a virgin, a theory that has long lived in Marvel fandom.
Everything was revealed in the closing credits of the premiere episode. The scene showed Walters yelling Banner drunk and saying Captain America didn’t deserve to die a virgin.
But an eye-rolling Banner had enough of her rant and told her the truth. “Steve Rogers is not a virgin. He lost his virginity to a girl in 1943 during the USO tour,” Banner said.
But it turns out that Walters was just manipulating her cousin into telling her the real tea about Cap, and she wasn’t tipsy at all.
Ruffalo recently joked about the scene, telling Entertainment Weekly: “I was laughing. I’m like, ‘Does anyone need to talk to Captain America about this?’ Not me. I was afraid he would have it cut. Too late now, friend. The cat is out of the bag.’
Evans, 41, even tweeted his response to the reveal on Thursday, by simply writing a series of zipped lip emojis and smiling crying faces.
The issue of Cap’s virginity was mentioned last year by Stephen McFeely, the writer of 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” when he suggested that Rogers actually lost his V card on a USO Tour.
Ruffalo also discussed how “She-Hulk” is pushing the boundaries for superhero shows by showing the day-to-day details of heroes’ lives.