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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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Does Red Skull die at the end of Captain America?

At the end of Captain America: The First Avenger (directed by Joe Johnston with Chris Evans in the titular role) you see Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) holding the Tesseract after being hit by Captain ...
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Is The Hulk A Coward?

So, as you know, in Avengers: Infinity War, the Hulk took a pop at Thanos early in the film, catching him off-guard for a moment. Thanos, a far more powerful being than him, then beat him up easily. ...
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Between Infinity War and Endgame did victims of the snap age? [duplicate]

Half the population is erased and then ultimately resurrected 5 years later. After the 'reverse snap' is the resurrected population now 5 years older or were they restored to the same age they were at ...
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Was the recurring theme of Stark creating his own villains intentional?

Looking across the Iron Man and Avengers films, the theme of Tony creating his own villains comes up quite often. He also arguably creates his own figurative villains in the form of hedonism and ...
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Where did War Machine’s new suit come from?

In Avengers: Endgame, War Machine exits his suit and leaves it behind. Later that same scene, he shows up in what seems like a bigger suit with different coloring. Where'd it come from and when? I ...
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Who is this background character before we re-encounter Thor in Endgame?

Just before we meet Thor in Banner and Rocket meet In the far background, there is a large clothed CGI character, roughly Hulk- or Titan-sized. Who is this CGI character? Incidentally, it's ...
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In The Winter Soldier, who did Peggy Carter say she married?

When Steve Rogers visits Peggy Carter, she has a family photo on her nightstand and says that she married someone after Cap disappeared. Who did she marry?
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Why does Dormammu's portal open when the New York sanctum hasn't fallen?

In Doctor Strange, the zealots need to destroy the three sanctums protecting Earth in order for Dormammu to consume it. The London one falls, Doctor Strange prevents the New York one from being ...
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In Black Panther, what is the Ancestral Plane?

TLDR What exactly is the Ancestral Plane? I am happy to accept answers from the comics if the two planes are related. After rewatching Black Panther I am more curious about the Ancestral Plane. We ...
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What happened to the magnetic return for Captain America's shield?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America has some sort of magnetic thing to call the shield back to him (kind of like how Thor can summon his hammer). From the wiki: Tony Stark created for the ...
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Is Thanos more powerful in Endgame than he was in Infinity War?

In Endgame, the Thanos who comes from past to present seems more powerful. He's able to tackle Iron Man (with a more advanced suit), Captain America, and Thor (with Mjonir and Stormbreaker) very ...
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Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel?

Is Marvel going to make another movie that follows what happens after Spider-Man: Homecoming.
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Have any Marvel heroes been drawn differently to match their MCU equivalents? [duplicate]

Have any of the Marvel comic artists talked about the influence the actors playing the characters they draw has had on their depiction of these characters? For example, has Robert Downey-Junior ...
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Wasn't Strange tempting fate by telling Stark this?

Since these plot points are fairly important for Avengers: Endgame I'm going to put them all in spoiler paragraphs. The Avengers are able to Later on, at a pivotal moment, So was Strange talking ...
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Why do Thanos's punches not kill Captain America or at least cause some mortal injuries?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos can so we know that his punches are lethally powerful. However at the near end of that movie, when Why doesn't Cap's face become a mess or have any crack in his ...
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Did the Asgardians need the Tesseract to rebuild the Bifrost Bridge?

At the end of Thor, as Thor is destroying the Bifrost Bridge, Loki says If you destroy the Bridge, you'll never see her again! The implication is that without the Bifrost Bridge, there is no ...
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Who is guarding the Infinity Gauntlet in Odin's chamber?

In Thor, Odin’s Trophy Room (which includes an Infinity Gauntlet) is guarded by the Destroyer, which is later destroyed by Thor. Considering the importance of the Gauntlet and other relics in this ...
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Is there ever any indication in the MCU as to how Spider-Man got his powers?

Is there ever anything in MCU that hints at how Spider-Man got his powers? I know that he first appeared in Captain America: Civil War, and he already had his powers. I was wondering if there is ever ...
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Why didn't this event happen to Iron Man in the final scene of “Endgame”? [duplicate]

At the end of Avengers: Endgame, we see that Iron Man However in Infinity War, when Thanos acquires all the Infinity Stones it resonates through his body, and earlier on in Endgame Why didn't this ...
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What is the casualty count from the final battle in Avengers: Endgame?

During the final battle in Avengers: Endgame, apart from the obvious death of were there any other known protagonist casualties such as Asgardians, Sorcerers, Wakandans etc.
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Is Bruce Banner's 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 Hela, he falls expecting to change into the Hulk - only to hit the ground as Banner,...
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What is the in universe relationship between the Asgardians and Nordic cultures?

In real life Nordic mythology, Thor and Odin are deities, similar to the Greek gods or the Roman gods. In the MCU and other Marvel media, Thor, Loki, Odin, and other Asgardians are occasionally ...
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What's the meaning of the raised finger in “Avengers: Endgame”? [duplicate]

Prior to Iron Man's he sees Strange raise his index finger. I presume this is some kind of message, but I didn't understand the meaning. It seems Stark immediately knows what to do - i.e.
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What comic books exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

A recent reminiscence of Captain America: The First Avenger made me stop and think about a very meta question. During this sequence showing Captain America playing stage shows as propaganda to sell ...
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Do comics in the MCU involve the known heroes? [duplicate]

In Logan it is established that comics exist related to the well-known X-Men. LOGAN: We have ourselves an X-men fan. You do know they are all bullshit right? Maybe a quarter bit happened, and not ...
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Why did this character age?

We don't know the exact details, but at the end of Avengers: Endgame we see However, when he Why did that happen? Does he follow a regular process of aging as any other human being? Or did he find a ...
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How was Spider-Man persuaded to join the side he did?

In Captain America: Civil War, when Stark recruited Parker to join the action, no mention was made of the cause for which they were fighting. All they talk about is how Stark could help Spidey ...
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Why was Thor doubtful about his worthiness to Mjolnir?

In Avengers: Endgame when Thor and Rocket, At the end, just before leaving, Is there a reason why Thor doubted his worthiness to Mjolnir?
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Who is the largest being in the MCU?

There are only three beings I know of in the MCU that are big, but I can't tell which one is the biggest. Which one of these being is biggest, and is there anyone bigger than that? Dormammu Knowhere (...
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What beast/creature is this from Avengers: Endgame?

During the final battle in Avengers: Endgame, Additionally, there were some kind of What creature is this? Does it have a specific name (like the ones given to the Chitauri, Outriders etc.)?
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How can Thor be worthy?

When I read this question the answer seemed to be simple to me. Thor's life in the past years was definitely not acting exemplary or worthy of a king. Not only does he throw away his life, but he also ...
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Does Captain America purposely avoid picking up Thor's Hammer in Avengers 2?

There've been several questions about the Excalibur-like scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron when no Avenger is able to lift the hammer except for Captain America who seems to be able to move it slightly....
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How old is Captain America at the end of “Avengers: Endgame”?

We know that Captain America was born in 1918. However, his serum slows down his aging process. My question is, how old exactly is Captain America at the end of Avengers: Endgame,
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Was this character’s old age look CGI or make-up?

At the end of Avengers: Endgame we saw an old The old version seemed very realistic. Was this done with CGI or make-up?
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Why did Tony Stark and Pepper break up?

There is a scene in Captain America: Civil War where Steve Rogers asks Tony about his relationship with Pepper and Tony Stark says that they are taking a break. So did they break up simply because ...
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How is Iron Man's nanotech suit supposed to work given what we observe in “Endgame”?

In Infinity War, we're introduced to Iron Man's nanotech suit. In particular, it can emerge from his arc reactor chest amulet and it can form his helmet and reconfigure other parts of his suit ...
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Which MCU characters have not been referred to by their superhero name?

There's a clear trend in the MCU, all the way back to the start of the whole thing with the iconic admission: I am Iron Man, to eschew the "secret identity" trope and for characters to more ...
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Is there something in the Marvel universe that could cut vibranium in half?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, when Scarlet Witch tampers with Tony Stark's mind, he sees a nightmare of dead Avengers. There, you see Captain America's shield torn in half. It was like something cut it ...
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Can this character be alive?

In Avengers: Endgame we see that: Can this action alter the present in the current universe, where they are supposedly dead? What else could be the reason that the scene is included in the movie?
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Can the post-Endgame Avengers solve all their problems with time travel?

During Endgame, the Avengers find a method of time travel, and use it to During the movie, their ability to time travel this way is strictly limited by However, by the end of the movie With that ...
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How did Thanos not realise this had happened at the end of Endgame?

In Avengers: Endgame right at the end, But whenever it's this huge deal with electricity, etc. So,
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Was “America's ass” actually played by Chris Evans'?

In Avenger's Endgame, Specifically, Given that there is a wide shot of both of them together, was this rear end played by Chris Evans' through compositing? Or was there a body double for this shot?...
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Where is Wakanda in the MCU?

Where is Wakanda located, according to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? The Marvel Atlas places it in West Africa, but having watched Black Panther it seemed to be much further southeast
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Did Avengers: Endgame break its own rules?

At the beginning of Avengers: Endgame, there was exposition dialog explaining the rules of time travel this movie was working under. Banner explained that modifying the past will not alter the ...
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Why do the Avengers care about returning these items in Endgame?

Background It seems that the writers and directors of Avengers: Endgame disagree about the nature of the in the film. At the end of the film, Under the interpretation of the writers, i.e. the ...
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In Endgame, why didn't the Hulk's arm regenerate?

According to the comics, the Hulk has very fast regeneration abilities similar to Deadpool. Why hasn't it regenerated back yet, or even partially regenerated?
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Did the Space Stone have to be wrapped back into the Tesseract to be returned?

Did Captain America have to wrap the Space Stone back up in the Tesseract when he took it back so that it could later be crushed by Thanos? Other Infinity Stones exist as Stones so returning them is ...
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Who is the titular character in Captain Marvel?

During the film Captain Marvel, the character we know as Vers discovers she is actually and worked with Mar-Vell Later on in the film she levels up and changes into the more recognisable Captain ...
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Can the Yaka Arrow pierce Iron Man's suit?

Is the Yaka Arrow able to penetrate Iron Man's suit in Avengers: Endgame?
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How many Marvel Earths (Universes) are there?

I know that there are at least 3 Marvel Universes: Marvel Cinematic Universe - Earth 19999 Has all of the main ongoing Marvel movies Thor (1, 2) Iron Man (1, 2, 3) The Avengers (1, Age of Ultron) ...