What She-Hulk Adds to the Steve Rogers Status Debut
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law hinted at Steve Rogers’ current status in the MCU during the post-credits in which Jennifer Walters and Bruce Banner discussed the virginity of the former Captain America.
Breaking down in drunken tears, Walters exclaims how “that ass did not deserve to die a virgin,” indicating that the world currently believes Rogers to be dead.
But Banner replied with a contradicting statement as he revealed that “Steve Rogers is not a virgin,” referring to the hero in the present tense, suggesting he may be alive and living in secret.
Is Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers Alive or Dead?
Exactly what happened to Steve Rogers during his time travel adventure has been consistently debated by fans, leading many to call for a project exploring his mission to return the Infinity Stones. But ultimately, the MCU has already revealed the endpoint of that story as Rogers lived out his life with Peggy Carter and eventually reunited with his former comrades as an old man.
Still, there are plenty of questions regarding how this works, as this appears to violate the MCU’s established rules for traversing the space-time continuum. Not only should Rogers’ adventure have created a branched timeline, but surely the TVA should have been hot on his trail and he deviated from the course of the Sacred Timeline.
Perhaps Rogers did live out his life in the established MCU, or maybe he spent his years in a branched timeline. Should Rogers have jumped between timelines to pass the shield to Sam Wilson, then perhaps he returned to his own reality afterward, explaining how he could be “gone” and not dead.
Nonetheless, at least from the understanding of Bruce Banner, Steve Rogers is alive and well, but exactly where is unclear. Maybe more answers will come in the near future as Chris Evans has been reported to return to the MCU, possibly in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty or Secret Wars.