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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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Who is in the post-credits scene of the Avengers movie?

In the post-credits scene of the Avengers movie, we are shown a face who is presumably recognizable. Who's is it? All answers in spoiler tags please, for those who have not seen the movie.
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What did Loki mean when he called Natasha (Black Widow) “Drakov's daughter”?

Natalia "Natasha" Alianovna Romanova born circa 1928 and was raised from her youth by a Russian soldier Ivan Petrovich Bezukhov after she was orphaned when enemy soldiers attacked Stalingrad. It is ...
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How could agent Clint Barton (Hawkeye) function while on the SHIELD Helicarrier deck at 30,000 feet?

When Captain America and Banner first board SHIELD's Helicarrier, agent Romanoff (Black Widow) warns them to get inside because it would become 'hard to breath' while on deck. Later during the flight ...
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Why didn't Loki's staff work on Tony Stark?

In the Avengers movie, why didn't Loki's staff work on Tony Stark? My theory is that it had something to do with the Arc Reactor, given the 'clink' sound it made when Loki tapped Tony on the chest.
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Was Thor putting the Helicarrier in danger by dropping his hammer on floor? [duplicate]

In the Avengers movie, Thor dropped Mjölnir on the floor of the Helicarrier. As proof, I can remind you that the Hulk tried to lift Mjölnir on the Helicarrier. Due to Odin's enchantment, was Mjölnir ...
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Is it possible for Thor to die? [duplicate]

In 'Thor' he seems to have died, Then , due to some sort of Asgardian force he is brought back to life and regains his powers. So the Question is, Can Thor be ...
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Why wasn't Malekith able to see through Frigga's illusion?

This is arguably a plot hole but when Malekith and Kurse barged into Frigga's room looking for the Aether, after a brief skirmish, he approaches Jane and proceeds to extract the Aether from her body ...
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How was Loki able to visit Earth without Bifrost?

During Thor's interrogation, Agent Coulson exits the room and Loki enters and informs him that his father Odin had passed away and that he cannot undo his banishment. Not only does he communicate with ...
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Why didn't Thor grieve for his mother, Frigga

After Kurse kills Frigga, Odin rushes to his fallen wife and begins to mourn as he holds her corpse tightly in his arms, whilst Thor just stands there behind him with a disinterested demeanour, as if ...
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Why doesn't Thor's hammer return to his hand on Earth? (Avengers - The movie) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Was Thor unworthy during “The Avengers”? This question Why did Thor's hammer take time to return from the Helicarrier? provoked another question in my mind. ...
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Do the Jotuns have a Bifrost of their own?

In the 2011 Thor movie, how did the Jotuns land up on Earth to begin their invasion? Did they use magic, the magic of which Loki speaks at the end of the movie? If it is so, why did they not use it ...
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Why did Thor's hammer take time to return from the Helicarrier?

In the Avengers movie, Thor engaged Hulk in hand to hand combat in order to save Black Widow who was on the Helicarrier. When Hulk kicked Thor's butt very badly, Thor held up his hand to summon his ...
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Why was the MCU Super Soldier program considered a failure?

In Marvel Cinematic Universe, military tried to create super soldiers like Hulk, but they failed. So, the program was shut down. Where did they fail? Didn't Blonsky get Wolverine-type super healing ...
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Why was Hulk so intent on killing Natasha (Black Widow) while on the Helicarrier? [duplicate]

She had never attacked him or offered any violence towards him in any way. Yet he stalked her throughout the bowels of the ship intent on killing her as she did her best to avoid him and play hamster ...
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How did Bruce Banner become the Hulk at will?

In the Avengers movie, I thought Dr. Banner would become the Hulk during his collision, but he became the Hulk just before the collision when he was not angry (or, similar emotion). How?
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What is the time difference between Thor and The Avengers?

I am asking myself if there is a time difference between the events in Thor and The Avengers? Is Loki presumed dead a long time?
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Is Abomination free now?

After Abomination was beaten by Hulk in The Incredible Hulk, we never heard about him. So, it's safe to assume that S.H.I.E.L.D. took him in custody somewhere classified. But now Can we assume that ...
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Why would the Bifröst Bridge in Thor be able to destroy other worlds?

I was under the impression that the Bifröst Bridge is just a bridge (wormhole) between the 9 worlds, and yet in the movie it can be used as a weapon.
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What was the thing revealed at the end of the Thor movie?

At the end of the Thor movie, after the credits there is a scene that shows Nick Fury and the professor from the movie discussing something in an underground base. It is shown that What is this thing ...
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Why doesn't S.H.I.E.L.D. put Hulk on the index and lock him away?

In Marvel Cinematic Universe, we see that S.H.I.E.L.D. puts dangerous and unstable supernaturals on the index and locks them away (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Talking about Hulk, he is both ...
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How was Loki not crushed by Mjolnir?

In the Thor movie, Thor puts Mjolnir on top of Loki at the end of the movie to stop him from moving. Why did this not crush Loki? And if it did not crush him, why could he not just roll out from ...
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Why didn't Bruce Banner simply tell this character that “I am NOT single”?

In the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie, But, From The Incredible Hulk movie, we know that Bruce Banner already has a Girl named Betty. Why didn't he simply tell the girl that he wasn't single, and she ...
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In Civil War why were Tony and Steve both enemies and when did they become friends again [closed]

In Captain America:Civil War, the Avengers split over which makes The Avengers split into 2 teams both lead by Captain America and Iron Man Team Captain America Team Iron Man The two factions of ...
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Can Bruce Banner have sex without turning into the Hulk now?

In The Incredible Hulk, Bruce Banner had problem having sex with Betty because it was increasing his heart beat rate which would turn him into the Hulk. But, in the end, he controlled himself. Does ...
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Does Tony Stark break the 4th wall by calling Spider-Man “Underoos” in Civil War trailer?

In this answer, it says there is a reference to Spider-Man undergarments in Captain America: Civil War trailer. Are these undergarments (the Spider-Man ones in the answer I shared above) specific to ...
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Captain America: Civil War | Zemo's motives and influence

I just felt there might be some plot holes around the Zemo character. Supposedly he did so that all the Avengers would come to a place where But how could he know that Stark (Iron Man) would even ...
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Why does Ant-man go slow when he is huge?

So, Ant-man is noticeably slow when he is really big, when we see him fight. Has a reason been given for this?
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What (old and new) Avengers are in the Captain America: Civil War movie?

What former and new Avengers are in the new Captain America: Civil-War movie? And on what side are they in the "civil war"?
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How does Zemo deal with loopholes in his plan?

Was looking for this, saw a similar question, but no good. Question is there is whole shipping container full of loopholes in Zemo’s plan: Suppose Steve Rogers did not go to talk with Bucky one-on-...
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How does Captain America know this? [duplicate]

Near the end of Captain America, Tony Stark discovers Then he asks Cap' if he knew. He says yes. How does he know?
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Does Bucky Barnes have Dissociative Identity Disorder?

After a recent rewatch of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I noticed that The Winter Soldier does things (namely, hurting and attempting to kill Steve) that not only would Bucky Barnes never do, ...
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What happened to the other super soldiers?

In Captain America: Civil War, Bucky informed Cap that there are other Winter Soldiers or super soldiers. My question is what actually happened in the scene in which the other Winter Soldiers started ...
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How does Zemo know something happened in 1991? [duplicate]

Col Zemo is after Bucky's mission report from 1991, but how does he even know it exists? After all, it's Captain America he's been studying.
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How did Iron Man subdue The Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron? [duplicate]

The fight in the film was really awesome but I just assumed it would end with Black Widow showing up to calm Hulk down since Hulk is supposed to have limitless strength and become more powerful as he ...
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Is it possible that Hulk flew to Asgard? [closed]

Mark Ruffalo (who plays Hulk) has informed us that he will be starring in the next Thor: Ragnarok. I want to know if it's possible that, when Hulk is in the quinjet at the end of Age of Ultron, he ...
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In The Avengers, how is it possible that the Hulk can overpower the god Loki?

Hulk versus Loki was a funny clip in the movie The Avengers, but Loki is a god, isn't he? How can the Hulk be so much stronger than him?
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Could Thor use Mjölnir to pin Hulk to the ground?

In Thor (the movie), we see Thor (the character) pin Loki (the trickster) to the ground using Mjölnir (the hammer). (superfluous parenthetical comment here). In the Avengers, we see that the Hulk is ...
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Where is General Ross now in the MCU?

General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross appeared in the 2008 "The Incredible Hulk" but since then he has been absent from the MCU. Is there any indication (in the MCU) that he still exists and has it ...
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Adamantium in the MCU?

Due to Fox having the rights to X-Men, there are few restrictions to what can be mentioned and eluded to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (eg: 'Mutants'). Does this restriction stretch to Adamantium? ...
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Is there any dependency between MCU and X-Men films?

Is there any need to have watched any MCU films in order to watch any of the 7 X-Men films (2000-2014)? On one hand, they are all Marvel universe based and obviously all share interconnected ...
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How do they name Marvel Earths (Universes)?

From this question, I have list of lots of Marvel Earths: How many Marvel Earths (Universes) are there? Earth 19999 (Marvel Cinematic Universe) Earth 1610 (Marvel's Ultimate Universe) Earth 616 (Main ...
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Why do some non-superheroes have to sign the Sokovia Accords?

The Sokovia Accords is the Marvel Cinematic Universe's equivalent to the Superhero Registration Act. "Powered" people are expected to sign it and obey its edicts. Why would Black Widow and Hawkeye ...
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Who was in the original Marvel A-list?

I keep reading that Iron Man was not really in the Marvel A-list until the first Iron Man movie. So which characters were in the A-list before the MCU started? These were two of the articles I read ...
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Does the Infinity Gauntlet itself have any special attributes?

This one is pretty simple and straight-forward: does the Infinity Gauntlet have any special powers or attributes, when it does not contain any Infinity Stones? Is it merely decorative, a fashionable ...
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Is Yo-Yo's power actually tied to her heartrate?

In Agents of SHIELD, Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez explains that she can use her powers to move at super speeds for the duration of "one heartbeat" before she snaps back to her starting location. Is this a ...
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How does Captain America's shield work?

Captain America is able to throw his circular shield and have it return it to him like a boomerang. Is this even possible according to physics (especially considering the ranges at which he uses the ...
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Which mutants are owned by Marvel Studios?

The question I am asking is in regards to mutant rights ownership. Marvel Studios has already used a few comic book mutants in the MCU, such as Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Quake. What other mutant ...
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Has Mary Jane Watson ever deviated from her standard appearance?

MJ typically appears with striking red hair Has she ever had an noticeable changes to her appearance in the last 50-ish years?
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Why was the Cosmic Cube named the Tesseract in the Marvel movie series?

Is there any specific reason for the name change? According to me, Cosmic Cube seems a nice and cooler name.
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Why is Clint not entranced by Wanda Maximoff in Age of Ultron?

In Age of Ultron, Wanda Maximoff uses her powers to cause mental trauma to the Avengers. But Clint Barton is apparently the only Avenger NOT to be put under Wanda's spell. Why not? Here is what I ...