Questions tagged [marvel-cinematic-universe]

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Avengers: Infinity War - Why does Thanos end up inside the Soul Stone?

In Avengers: Infinity War, after Thanos apparently escapes Thor's hammer by clicking his finger, why does he end up inside the Soul Stone? What exactly does the Soul Stone moment mean? Is it that ...
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Did Thunderbolt Ross dye his hair after The Incredible Hulk and why?

Thunderbolt Ross was depicted with blonde-white hair and moustache in the movie The Incredible Hulk. But his appearance in this aspect was changed in other MCU films. His moustache became near black, ...
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Is the Patriot Act similar to Project Insight in terms of modus operandi? If so, why? [closed]

The Patriot Act was passed after 9/11. Project Insight is the program for wiping threats off of the face of the earth. If you need to know about the Patriot Act, you can probably find it on google. ...
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How does Captain America's Shield harness work?

I am referring specifically to the MCU version, but if it's ever shown in the comics continuity that will work too. During the films there are times when Cap will either sling his shield on his ...
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Do we know if the upcoming Black Widow movie would contain spoilers for upcoming events in the chronological MCU timeline? [closed]

We know that Black Widow is set after Captain America: Civil War and before Avengers: Infinity War. Would the movie contain spoilers for future Marvel movies in the chronological timeline, such as ...
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Why didn't Doctor Strange restore Tony Stark after he used the Stones?

At the end of Avengers: Endgame Tony Stark makes use of the Stones, taking a great amount of damage doing so. Is there a reason why Doctor Strange did not use the Time Stone to restore Tony in the ...
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Why does this character kill Sparky in WandaVision? [closed]

In WandaVision S01e05, named On a Very Special Episode..., the twins of Wanda and Vision find a dog and eventually they decide to adopt it, naming it Sparky. However, later in the same episode, the ...
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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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Was this WandaVision twist revealed before episode 7?

In the latest episode of WandaVision, we learn that We're then shown (in flashback) a number of pieces of footage from various different angles that clearly indicate what was going on. If I'd been ...
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What was Tony Stark doing in India?

In a scene from Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tony Stark is shown to be attending a ceremony, very possibly a wedding ceremony, in what looks like India. (I'm Indian, I would know). Now, Tony Stark is ...
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Why didn't Thor lose his power?

In Thor: Ragnarok, Valkyrie told Thor this about Hela: Her power comes from Asgard the same as yours Thor's plan was to unleash Surtur who destroys Asgard, which weakens Hela allowing Surtur to kill ...
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Does Thor's power come from Asgard? [duplicate]

In Thor: Ragnarok, we see Thor and The Valkyrie discuss about his returning to Asgard. She says if Hela is truly there then Asgard is doomed. She also went on to say "Hela draws her power from Asgard ...
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How does The Incredible Hulk change mass?

When Dr Bruce Banner becomes The Incredible Hulk he increases in height and presumably weight. My question is - how does that mass increase occur? I'm looking (obviously) for an in-universe ...
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Who're the people Agent Sitwell lists to Captain America

In Captain America: Winter Soldier, Agent Sitwell reveals that: He then gives a list of people that might/will be targeted. The scene happened too fast for me to reflect all the names, but I think ...
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When was Thor first portrayed as an advanced alien, not a god?

As so many fans are so fond of pointing out, the Asgardians in the MCU are not actually gods, but rather a super-advanced alien race. Their "magic" is merely technology, their lives are limited. Any ...
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Is there an official Marvel Cinematic Universe viewing order?

I'm planning on re-watching the currently-released 5 Marvel films prior to seeing The Avengers. Have Marvel released any sort of official viewing order? Captain America: The First Avenger seems like ...
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Why didn't the Avengers use this object earlier?

In Avengers: Endgame, why did they not Hawkeye had it, Spider-Man had it, Black Panther had it, and Captain Marvel had it. Any one of them could have used the it to end the battle much as Tony did. ...
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How does Romanoff communicate with Barton in Age of Ultron

After Ultron captured Romanov in Age of Ultron, Stark asked Barton to find an off the grid way to communicate with Romanoff. They used Morse code. How was the Morse code signal transmitted ...
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Are Cull Obsidian and Corvus Glaive biological brothers in the MCU?

Cull Obsidian (Black Dwarf) and Corvus Glaive are biologically brothers in the comics, Earth-616, but it's not clear if this holds true in the MCU as well, especially with a name change. Things like ...
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Why does Loki look “sick” when he first arrives on Earth?

In the Avengers movie, why is Loki sweating and weak when he first arrives on Earth, in the SHIELD base?
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Who was the colleague that Erik was going to contact for help?

After S.H.I.E.L.D confiscates Jane's work in Thor, the researchers discuss what they'll do next. Erik mentions two colleagues. The first is reasonably implied to be Bruce Banner, but who is the ...
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How does Tony Stark move his head inside the helmet?

In all the Iron Man movies, there are shots of Tony talking to J.A.R.V.I.S. while wearing the armour, and he moves his head to look at different things that pop up. The suit is roughly the size of a ...
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What happened to those killed by Thanos before the Snap?

In Avengers: Endgame, after recovering the 6 Stones, Hulk snaps his fingers and brings back all the lost characters but he can’t bring back Black Widow or Gamora as the sacrifices for the Soul Stone ...
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Was Vision ever named or called by name in-universe? (MCU)

I know his name is Vision because of SFF.SE, but the nearest thing I remember in the Avengers : AoU is someone (Stark?) mentioning something about a vision, but not as the new android's name. Was he ...
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What happened to Iron Man's armor from Mark 51 to Mark 84?

We see Tony Stark using the Iron Man armor Mark 50 during the events of Avengers: Infinity War. Then when we watch Avengers: Endgame, we see him donning Mark 85 armor. So where are the rest of his ...
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Who is flying in this picture from Age of Ultron?

I was taking a closer look at the Avengers: Age of Ultron poster and I noticed someone flying in on the top left corner. Who is this new character? What do they have to do with the battle against ...
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Is Ghost's status known by the time of “Avengers: Endgame”?

In the post-credits scene of Ant-Man and the Wasp, It's unknown whether Ghost was snapped as well. If she did, we know from Avengers: Endgame that But if she did survive the snap, Has anyone from ...
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What happened to the Cross Particles stolen by Mitch Carson?

I re-watched Ant-Man last night and noticed something I hadn't either picked up on before or paid much attention to. Amidst the hubbub and fighting after Scott breaks out and Hank gets shot, Mitch ...
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In this drawing of the Avengers, who's the guy on the right?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, the very first scene shows a kid's drawing of the Avengers' battle with aliens in New York City: Who's the guy on the right hand side with the sword? At first I thought it ...
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How wide/long is the Quinjet from the MCU?

I've been working on my own worldbuilding project for the last 2 years, and I've recently started working on vehicles. I'm designing a ship similar to a Quinjet, but designed for further travel so it ...
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What does the name “Black Widow” mean in the MCU?

In the MCU, we rarely see anyone call "Black Widow". There are a few cases, such as in Age of Ultron during the "lifting the hammer" scene: James Rhodes: Come on, Cap. [Steve ...
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What is the symbol that “the watcher” has in WandaVision?

The WandaVision TV series takes place in some unknown reality (to me at least having not seen any material outside the show). At the end of the first episode we see that an unknown individual is ...
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Did HYDRA join the USSR when WW2 ended in the MCU?

We see in Captain America: The Winter Soldier that HYDRA has a base in Siberia but now I’m wondering did HYDRA join the USSR after the war ended or did they just have an alliance in some way?
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Who are the patients that Dr Strange considers while in his car?

In the 2016 movie Doctor Strange, in the introduction Dr. Strange is driving in his car being read a list of potential cases for him to take on. One of these is: An Air Force pilot who broke his ...
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Is the Iron Man Gauntlet Wristwatch in the comics?

At about 1:10 in the second trailer for Captain America: Civil War, we see Tony Stark touch what appears to be a wristwatch, which suddenly expands and unfolds into an Iron Man gauntlet covering his ...
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Why did Tandy see what she saw?

When Tandy touches Alex's hand shortly before they return from the Dark Dimension, she sees his hopes, which appear to consist of having the powers of all the other runaways. This makes her reluctant ...
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Why is Jeffrey hanging out with Tamara?

When the runaways return from the Dark Dimension, many things have changed. Nico's father Robert is in love with and working for Morgan, for instance, and Alex's father Jeffrey is all chummy with ...
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Is the Rescue Armor based on the same Nanotech as Tony's Mark LXXXV?

Is it ever mentioned if the Rescue armor Tony designed specifically for Pepper Potts in Avengers: Endgame was nanotech as well? Also, Mark LXXXV (Mark 85) was based on Advanced Nano-Tech Armor (...
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Are these Dark Dimensions the same?

The Dark Dimension shows up in Doctor Strange, Runaways, and Cloak and Dagger. Now, when Nico uses the staff, her eyes and the area around them develop a pattern very similar to that of Caecilius and ...
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What happened to Andre?

In the final episode of the second season of Cloak and Dagger, Tandy and Tyrone confront Andre in his world (the Dark Dimension, perhaps). They manage to catch him by surprise, and Tandy stabs him ...
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When is Runaways set?

I always thought Runaways was set roughly concurrent with the main MCU films and shows airing around the same time. However, in Runaways S02E08, we see the following line: STACY: There really is ...
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Why were there so many portals in Avengers: Endgame?

In the "Portals" scene, I counted about 17 portals, which seems way too much for all the people who came: 1 for Wakanda fighters (Black Panther, Bucky, Falcon, etc.) 1 for Titan planet (...
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How exactly does the Thor vs Hulk fight end in Thor: Ragnarok?

I couldn't make out what happens at the end of the much anticipated Thor-vs-Hulk fight in Thor: Ragnarok. We see that for most of the fight: And at the end of the fight: Then, suddenly: So what ...
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Did the writers plan this plot twist from the beginning?

At the beginning of the first season, the power of the Staff of One is presented in strictly MCU technobabble fashion. It does quantum something or other to make the user's will come into effect in ...
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What was the significance of these kids, if any?

At the beginning of Runaways season 2, the parents are called by the police, who have supposedly found their kids. Of course, it's the wrong group. However, this other group of children is extremely ...
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How did Iron Man get this?

In Avengers: Endgame, at the end of the final battle: What I have missed is when did Iron Man take the
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Which year does Spider-Man: Homecoming take place in?

The first scene of the movie is presumably set in the immediate aftermath of The Avengers. The movie then fast-forwards to '8 years later'. But Spider-Man already appeared in Civil War as a high ...
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What year is it in Spider-Man: Homecoming? [duplicate]

"Avengers" took place in 2012. The start of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" was right after the Battle of New York. In "Civil War", in 2016, it's been 8 years since Iron Man was ...
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After Mar-Vell was murdered, how come the Tesseract got transported back to her secret laboratory?

I believe that when Yon-Rogg attempted to kill Danvers, she responded immediately by shooting right at the heart of the light speed engine where the Tesseract was located. The sudden explosion then ...

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