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