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Questions tagged [marvel-cinematic-universe]

For questions about the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the media franchise and shared fictional universe that is centred on a series of superhero films, independently produced by Marvel Studios and based on characters that appear in publications by Marvel Comics. Always use in conjunction with the [marvel] tag and any relevant film tags, e.g. [iron-man-2].

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Was this incident in Captain America: Civil War officially confirmed to be a consequence of Spider-Man’s Spidey sense?

When Spider-Man is fighting Bucky and Falcon during the airport scene in Captain America: Civil War, Bucky (apparently) throws door at Spider-Man. Spidey instinctively ducks avoiding the door from ...
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Why hasn't Tony found the Defenders?

Given Tony's resources, why hasn't he found the Defenders? Especially considering the fact that all four reside in New York City (the same city where Spidey lives) and three of the four have done ...
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How does Captain America pick up his shield so easily when it's lying with the convex side facing up?

We saw this happening in the bridge fight scene in the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier just after Steve jumped out of the bus when the machine gunner was trying to shoot him. The question ...
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Why didn't Eitri join the fight?

In Avengers: Infinity War, after the passage of Thor, Groot and Rocket to Nidavellir, Eitri has nothing left to lose, his planet is dead and he can no longer forge weapons by himself. Given that he is ...
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Did someone break into Nelson & Murdock?

In the episode Nelson v Murdock (S01E10), Karen comes into the office to find Ben waiting for her. Ben says that he found the door unlocked. As they discuss this, the camera perspective cuts to a ...
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What did Thanos do to Eitri's hands?

What did Thanos do to Eitri's hands? Are they: encased in metal? cut off and replaced (by Eitri or Thanos) with metal? turned to metal? something else? In Avengers: Infinity War, Eitri reports on ...
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How did Banner get unstuck?

In the final battle of Avengers: Infinity War, Banner charges at Thanos, who dodges by shifting phase, much like Vision can. However, instead of Thanos shifting phase himself, it looks like he uses ...
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What material are Infinity Stones made of?

As for the MCU, the story goes (explained in full in an exposition-heavy scene in Guardians of the Galaxy) that six entities existed before the universe even came into being (try getting your head ...
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Is there any algorithm, logic, rule or law for Thanos' actions at the end of Avenger: Infinity War? [duplicate]

I want to know here is there any logic, law or rule where Thanos determines that these Just curious in this utter randomness or is there any order?
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Is the Black Sky unique or are there many Black Skys?

In season 1 of Daredevil, But then in season 2, and then in The Defenders So which one is it?
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At the end of Thor: Ragnarok why don't the Asgardians turn and head for the Bifrost as per their original plan?

At the end of Thor: Ragnarok, the Asgardians are heading for the Bifrost when they are intercepted by Hela's soldiers and Fenris. After they are all destroyed and only Hela herself remained, the ...
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Why did Thor lie to the Guardians of the Galaxy?

In Avengers: Infinity War, when Thor first talks to the Guardians, he told them that Thanos killed half the people on his ship. Untrue. He killed everyone except Thor. Nobody was moving except for ...
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Why was the Hulk knocked out by Thanos but was not knocked out after being driven through a building by HulkBuster?

Why was the Hulk knocked out so quickly by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War but was not knocked out after Tony Stark in the HulkBuster drove him straight down through about 30 floors of steel girders ...
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Which films are required viewing before “Avengers: Endgame”?

My girlfriend is interested in watching Avengers: Endgame on April 24, and as she doesn't have time to see all the MCU movies, I want to re-watch some of them with her in order to watch Endgame ...
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Why does Pilgrim kill this character?

In Marvel's The Punisher season 2 episode 3 after the shootout at Larkville county Why did he kill her? Was that because she messed up (and more than one time) or he disapproved her plan or what?
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Why would Tony Stark need to drink Chlorophyll?

In Iron Man 2, Tony Stark is suffering from Palladium poisoning due to having to use the element Palladium as the core for his ARC reactor. In order to combat the effects this has on his body he ...
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Is Black Widow genetically engineered or enhanced in Avengers?

In the recent Marvel Avengers movie, Captain America gave a helping toss to Black Widow so she could catch one of the chariots flying by of Loki's army. The chariot was flying by at least 80 miles ...
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In the Season 2 finale of “Daredevil”, what happened on the roof?

In the season 2 finale, Daredevil and Elektra find themselves in a situation where However, when they go out onto the roof of the building What happened?
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Would Ragnarök/Surtur even be capable of destroying the Tesseract?

At the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, after Thanos announces that he is looking for the Tesseract/Space Stone, Thor informs Thanos that the Tesseract was destroyed on Asgard when Surtur carried ...
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In Infinity War, what is the fighting technique used by Thanos during the fight with the Hulk?

In the beginning of "Avengers: Infinity War", Thanos and the Hulk had a very intense fight: While the Hulk fights like he's brawling in the street, Thanos is more ...
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Was Nick Fury aware of other super-powered people between Captain America and Iron Man?

Near the end of Captain Marvel, From his conversation with Coulson, it seems that Carol is the first super-powered person he comes across and wants to look for others. Next we know, 13 years later ...
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Couldn't Tony Stark cure his palladium poisoning by taking the ARC reactor out of his chest?

In Iron Man II Tony Stark is being slowly poisoned by the palladium in the ARC reactor in his chest. But the only thing that needs to be in his chest is the electromagnet that stops the shrapnel from ...
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Why did Howard Stark use all the Vibranium they had on a prototype shield?

We know that Howard Stark was developing radical technologies. So when he comes upon a small, finite supply of the most valuable, world-changing metal known to humans, the first thing he does is whip ...
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If Cap's shield is vibration resistant how did it “ring like a bell”? [duplicate]

In this answer to a question about Captain America's shield an excerpt from the script is posted: He pulls up a cart with A NUMBER OF SHIELDS, some built, some half-finished (including the one from ...
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Why do Marvel prefer Norse Gods and DC the Greek pantheon?

I haven't read a lot of comics but Marvel seems to use only the Norse gods (Thor, Odin, Hel, Loki...) and DC seem to use the Greek gods (Zeus, Hercule, Ares...) I might be wrong in thinking that ...
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Why can't Doctor Strange make Thanos fall forever?

How is Thanos even a threat to Earth or the universe, given there exists sorcerer supreme Doctor Strange on Earth which hosts several Infinity Stones right now? Why can't Doctor Strange make Thanos ...
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Did Odin know how the events of Ragnarok were going to turn out?

In the movie Thor: Ragnarok when Odin, Thor, and Loki met up in Norway, Odin starts off dialogue by emphasizing the beauty of the area. He then begins to elaborate about how Hela was banished and what ...
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Is Thor more than an Asgardian?

Thor is a pretty tough guy. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor frequently appears to be the strongest among the Avengers (managing to bust up Iron Man's suit without breaking a sweat). That makes ...
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Is the Hulk in the Avengers the same as in the other movies?

I hadn't seen the two Hulk movies (Hulk (2003) and The Incredible Hulk (2008)) before seeing the Avengers. In a comment on In the Avengers movie, why is Hulk's behaviour inconsistent? I commented ...
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What does this engraving on Stormbreaker’s mould mean?

I was recently re-watching Avengers: Infinity War and I noticed that there are some sort of engraved circles on the Stormbreaker’s mould. Here’s a screenshot: At first thought, it looked very similar ...
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What abilities do the Infinity Stones share?

Not to be mistaken with this post. But in Avengers: Infinity War, This closely resembles Vision's ability to pass through objects yet it was not for Thanos had not the Mind Stone. Out of curiosity, I ...
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The Iron Man Mark 33, Silver Centurion, has got vibranium blades in it. How does Tony Stark have access to Vibranium? [duplicate]

As far as I'm aware, Vibranium was exclusively in Wakanda (except for the Vibranium that Ulysses Klaue stole and later gave to Ultron and the Vibranium from Howard Stark that is in Cap's Shield). So ...
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Why does Bruce Banner say he is part of Vision?

Bruce Banner says in Avengers: Infinity War that Vision is composed of many layers when discussing how to destroy the Mind Stone. In those layers he includes himself. Your mind is made of a complex ...
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What is the in-universe reason for Yon-Rogg to look like a human?

In the movie Captain Marvel, besides Mar-Vell, Yon-Rogg is the only Kree with light human skin. I can understand that Mar-Vell is disguised as a human, probably using the same method as Vin-Tak on ...
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Is there an official Marvel Cinematic Universe viewing order?

I'm planning on rewatching the currently-released 5 Marvel films prior to seeing The Avengers. Has Marvel released any sort of official viewing order? Captain America seems like the hardest one for ...
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Is there a less fragmented order for watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe before Avengers: Endgame? [closed]

As winter turns to spring, a young nerd's thoughts may turn from the brightly-blossoming trees and unfamiliar sunshine, towards the warm and familiar embrace of a Marvel Cinematic Universe re-watch in ...
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How relevant are gestural components for Doctor Strange's magic?

In both Doctor Strange and Infinity War, restricting a wizard's movements (using the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak, for example) has been the primary mean to keep them from casting any spells. However, ...
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What's the in-universe explanation for why most aliens are humanoid in the MCU?

In Star Trek, there's an in-universe explanation for why most aliens have a humanoid appearance. Is there an explanation for why it is also the case in the MCU and other versions of the Marvel ...
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Is Netflix's “Daredevil” a prerequisite for “Age of Ultron”?

I'm trying to set my friend up with an MCU binge to make sure he's all caught up for Age of Ultron. I feel kind of bad already piling two seasons of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter and two movies on him,...
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Why is Yon-Rogg not blue? [duplicate]

In the Captain Marvel movie, why does Yon-Rogg look like a human, not a Kree? In particular, his skin is not blue.
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Are all of the new heroes in Infinity War classed as Avengers?

I realise that almost every MCU superhero — Doctor Strange, for example — is in the movie titled "Avengers: Infinity War". Does that mean that all of the new superheroes are now classed as an ...
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Doctor Strange (2016), was the time loop connected to his death?

In the "Dormammu, I've Come To Bargain" scene, was the time loop keyed to restart immediately after Strange died or was it simply set to start again after a set period of time, perhaps a few minutes?
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Why was the Kree's kill switch so weak?

Thousands of years ago, Kree experimented on primitive humans to create first Inhuman Warriors. Later, the program was abandoned and some Kree Reapers were put in stasis to forever orbit the solar ...
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What are the star-shaped structures on Titan?

In Avengers: Infinity War movie, we saw Thanos' planet Titan. In this image, you can see star-shaped structures floating in the air (which actually seem like a signature feature of Titan). They ...
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Is Bruce Banners human body less fragile because he is also the Hulk?

In Thor:Ragnarok when Bruce Banner falls from the space ship onto the rainbow walkway to help in the fight against Hella he falls expecting to change into the Hulk only to hit the ground as Banner yet ...
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What happens if the Winter Soldier commands himself?

The Winter Soldier can be programmed using Russian words, making him comply with whoever speaks those in front of him. What would happen if he, himself, speaks those words? Will he go into an infinite ...
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If Nick Fury and Coulson already knew about aliens (Kree and Skrull) why did they wait until Thor's appearance to start making weapons?

In Captain Marvel a number of people witness aliens on Earth and experience the power and danger they can cause including some key SHIELD characters (Coulson, and Fury to name 2). However, SHIELD ...
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Why did the Skrulls try shooting Carol?

When Carol/Captain Marvel is using the phone outside Blockbusters she is attacked by a Skrull on a rooftop. The Skrull uses some sort of blaster to attack Carol so it was presumably an assassination ...
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Asgard (the planet) is flat! So, is it natural or artificial?

As can be clearly seen in the following picture, Asgard is surprisingly flat! However, basic physics tells us that due to gravity, surface tension and rotation around their axes, planets found in ...