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What's Missing From Captain America's Life, According To Chris Evans

Captain America must have a pretty sweet life, don’t you think? He’s the leader of the Avengers, and is generally idolized by the world’s population. He has stunningly beautiful colleagues, an expansive headquarters, and Boy Scout instincts that tend to keep him out of trouble. But there’s one important life element that Chris Evans says Cap lacks, and it’s one that most dudes reading this wouldn’t want to do without.

In a new interview with USA Today, Chris Evans suggests that Captain America – the Marvel hero who was frozen in ice on the eve of his first major date – remains a virgin. At least, that’s how I interpret Evans’ comments, when he says:

Certain men have never felt love and they’re looking for it, and that’s part of their pain and suffering. I like the guys who are struggling because they know a good thing and it slipped through their fingers. There’s a sadness to that. … Captain America, this is not a guy who knows what love feels like. He wants it, he thinks about it, he knows there’s something missing, but it’s not that he’s ever tasted it."

Evans wasn’t just waxing poetic about the love life of the Star-Spangled Avenger for the heck of it. He was promoting his directorial debut, Before We Go, in which he and Alice Eve spend a whimsical, romantic evening together on the streets of New York City. But of course, Evans had to address the sexual experiences of his classic Marvel icon, and from what Evans said, I think he’s saying Cap has never felt the touch of another woman.

Now, someone who may be privy to such information actually debunked my thoughts. Hayley Atwell has been playing Steve Rogers’ main squeeze, Peggy Carter, ever since the characters made their debut in the MCU in Captain America: The First Avenger. And in a recent interview at the Boston Comic-Con, the actress said that in her mind, the characters did have sex because "they were soul mates." Evans, however, has been maintaining his stance that Cap is the world’s oldest virgin. The pent-up frustration would explore such fits of rage, at the very least:

Is he? Isn’t he? We may never know until Marvel unveils its After Dark series, and drops its famous characters into R-rated movies fit for late-night cable. That’s not what we will get out of Captain America: Civil War, though, when it opens everywhere on May 6, 2016.

Sean O'Connell

Managing Director at CinemaBlend. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.