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Now, when you think of Captain America, there are a whole lot of adjectives that spring to mind: Strong, honest, decent, upstanding, heroic, virginal. All of them seem to sum up the founding Avenger as well as...wait a second. Virginal?

As in, "of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a virgin"? As in, the Marvel Cinematic Universe's most eligible bachelor has never successfully rounded third base in a bedroom-based context? As in, just to be completely clear, Captain freakin' America's never had sex with anyone? Seriously?

This guy? This guy is a virgin?


Well, it sure seems that way, or, at least, that's the latest word from the one man who'd definitely know - Chris Evans, a.k.a. the man who plays Captain America.

In a recent interview with EW, Evans was speaking about what's to come for Cap in Captain America: Civil War:

"That’s why it’s kind of exciting to look forward to Cap 3. I think we really scratched the surface on something great and I think there’s just so much to explore. Not just with the evolution of myself and [Anthony] Mackie’s character, but the reconnection with Bucky, and ultimately a relationship with a woman."

To which the interviewer responded with interest at the implication of a future love interest, leading Evans to reveal that:

"It’s funny when you think about it – he’s probably a virgin. [Laughs.] He’s probably a virgin! I don’t know when it would’ve happened."

So, according to Captain America himself...

Cap's Almost Certainly a Virgin

OK, the baseball cap makes it make more sense.
OK, the baseball cap makes it make more sense.

After all, as Evans added, when asked whether those USO tours could have seen Cap's first time:

"He was on tour. That’s true. Maybe one of those [dancing] girls blew his mind. [Laughs] He’s probably just a good guy. He was probably holding out for Peggy Carter and he’s a little more old-fashioned in that sense. These are a lot of things that I think are giant conflicts, but they’re also very personal conflicts. He’s a very human guy. That’s why I like him."

Or, in other words, Cap was waiting for the right woman - and being exactly the sort of respectful, old-fashioned gentleman we all love him for being. It's just that he then found himself waiting a whole lot longer than he'd expected...while frozen in ice.

Could We Soon See All of That Change, Though?

"I'm...not wearing any pants."
"I'm...not wearing any pants."

After all, Captain America: The Winter Soldier went to a whole lot of trouble to subtly set up Emily VanCamp's Agent 13 (a.k.a. Sharon Carter) as a potential love interest for Cap...

Also as a bad-ass.
Also as a bad-ass.

...and, as fans of Marvel comics will recall, Cap and Sharon's on-page interactions haven't historically been all that PG-13...

OK, so it's still pretty much PG-13...
OK, so it's still pretty much PG-13...

Could we, then, see Cap and Sharon do the 'horizontal Avengers assembly' come Captain America: Civil War?

And, if so, will it end up being horribly disappointing for Sharon, seeing as - on the inside - Cap's still basically just an old fashioned kid from 1940s Brooklyn?

Or, alternatively, will Black Widow and Tony Stark have taken him aside, and talked him through the basics of being a gentle and generous modern lover - and, if so, will there ever be a more awkward implied scene in the MCU?

What do you think?

via EW


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