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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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Why has Spider-Man been depicted in the MCU as so weak or average? [on hold]

He has super strength (depending on who you listen too) and has been shown to be as much as 40 ton capacity and his speed and agility is far beyond any Olympic athlete's wildest dreams. On top of that ...
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Can Captain Marvel break the fourth wall?

In Captain Marvel it would appear as if Carol can break the fourth wall. First, we have the "knowing smile" she gives after Stan Lee's cameo in the film which directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck ...
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Why does Captain Marvel in the MCU not have her sash?

Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) as quite a famous look which sports a sash. For example, we see this in Captain Marvel Vol. 8 Issue 6 where her look is the basis for her look in the MCU. Click image ...
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Why does Captain Marvel not age between the events of Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame?

We know that Captain Marvel is going to cast on screen in Avengers: Endgame and there are no reports that she is going to be old in the movie. She doesn't have a de-aging power according to the ...
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Is 3000 a reference to Iron Man in the comics?

In Avengers: Endgame: Is this a reference to a specific character from the comics? Maybe they don't have a perfect comic counterpart, but is a reference to something else in the comics? I should ...
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What was Obadiah's actual plan after Pepper discovered his attempt to kill Tony?

In Iron Man, after Pepper Potts uncovers Obadiah Stane's previous attempt to have Tony Stark assassinated by the Ten Rings, Obadiah reacts by immediately going to Tony's house and stealing his Arc ...
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How does time work in “Avengers: Endgame”?

We know thanks to the Ancient One's explanation in Avengers: Endgame that when an Infinity Stone is removed from its own timeline and goes to the past or future, that an alternate reality is created. ...
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How did Thanos destroy the Infinity Stones?

In Avengers: Endgame, we can see Thanos claiming to have destroyed the Stones: NATASHA ROMANONFF: Where are the Stones? THANOS: Gone. Reduced to atoms. BRUCE BANNER: You used them two ...
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Did Steve come back on his own in “Avengers: Endgame”, and if so, how?

I don't understand how Steve... But I guess this is because I'm confused about how the time travel works in Endgame. Specifically this one question: Does Hulk (or whoever is operating the machine) ...
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Can the Infinity Stones be destroyed?

The way the lore goes; the 6 Infinity Stones were created when the universe itself was created and represent all aspects of life. The Space Stone, Reality Stone, Power Stone, Mind Stone, Time Stone ...
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How and when does Howard Stark die?

In the first scene of Ant Man, we see Howard Stark alive and healthy in 1989. So when did he die? And how? Is the answer different in different timelines? Note: This is not a spoiler because you ...
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How could Corvus Glaive so easily defeat Vision?

Vision is a super advanced AI partially made of Vibranium and is powered by an Infinity Stone (Mind Stone). The Mind Stone was originally portrayed as a containment vessel and a power source for the ...
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Who were the people working for Enoch in S5E1? [duplicate]

At the beginning of season 5 in Agents of SHIELD, Coulson's team is (mostly) abducted from Rae's Diner by Enoch and a crew of men. These men all seem to be human. One of them even says: My wife ...
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In the Avengers movie what exactly was Loki's plan for the Chitauri?

Question is in the title, but I'll expand on it some. Presumably from what we heard throughout the movie Loki's plan is to take over the planet. Great sounds good. however... In the movie we see ...
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How did Marvel train the cat Goose to cough up the Tesseract?

In the ending credits of Captain Marvel Goose is hacking up what appears to be a hairball. How did the animal handlers make the cat convulse and hack the way she did? Was this all CGI? (See high ...
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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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Is there an “Arrested Development” reference in “Endgame”?

In Infinity War, you see a corpse that looks like Tobias Fünke when he blue himself, and in Civil War, the Bluth staircar was in the background of the airport. Both of those movies were directed by ...
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Why is there a lady putting flowers on Tony Stark in India?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Whilst Tony Stark is somewhere in India, some lady is shown putting flowers around his neck. Looks like that lady is marrying him or something. Why is the lady putting ...
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Why did the smugglers assume that the video was provided by Frank Castle?

In Punisher, S1E2, after Carson Wolf "overwhelms" Frank Castle in his mansion, he states We thought you were the one that sent him the tape. With him being David Liebermann / Micro. I've wondered ...
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Why was Luis' van stored under Scott's name at the storage facility?

In the post five-year future of Avengers: Endgame, we see Luis' van at a self-storage facility behind a metallic fence with a label named "LANG": Avengers: Endgame (2019): click the image to enlarge ...
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What happened to Helicarrier no. 64 following the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron?

In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson enacts Theta Protocol and sends Helicarrier no. 64 to help the Avengers. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, we see the helicarrier arrive in Sokovia and carry out the ...
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Why didn't the orbiting Kree Imperial Cruiser recloak?

After Captain Marvel and friends docked at Mar-Vell’s cloaked orbiting laboratory - a Kree Imperial Cruiser - it didn't recloak. Why not?
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What is the largest object a Flerken can swallow?

Flerkens have pocket universes inside their bodies, but to get there I assume the object has to get through the Flerken's throat. I assume that has some limitations, like a Flerken couldn't swallow a ...
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Where is Goose from?

Where is Goose, the Flerken with the bag-of-holding gullet originally from? She is originally named Chewie in the comics.
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Why is a Flerken so dangerous?

I watched Captain Marvel. I remember Talos calling the cat a Flerken. But I also remember some report on the animal as being very dangerous. Why is a cat with tentacles in it's mouth so dangerous?
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Where did Skrull Phil Coulson get a gun?

The skrulls can shape-shift to use parts of their bodies to form solid hand-weapons (as extensions), but how did the Skrull impersonating Coulson get a human gun - which he allegedly could use and can ...
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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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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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Why was 'Captain Marvel' set largely in the 1990s?

The film Captain Marvel takes place mostly in 1995. But it didn't seem clear from the story why that particular time period was selected. The time period seemed like a major element of the story and ...
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In the MCU, how did they decide to use a subtitle for the movie instead of numbers?

A question popped into my mind. At the beginning of the MCU we got movies numbered like Iron Man 2 or Iron Man 3, But at one point, we got subtitles like Thor: Ragnarok or Spider-Man: Homecoming. For ...
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Why didn't J.A.R.V.I.S. detect Tony in Endgame?

When Cap, Ant-Man and Tony returned to why didn't J.A.R.V.I.S. detect a second Arc Reactor, or Tony's suit?
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How does Tony power his Mark III suit when he's not got an arc reactor for it?

In Iron Man Obadiah steals Tony's arc reactor which leaves him with the Mark 1 chestpiece (which he puts in his body so he can survive). If he only has one arc reactor, and he's using it in his body, ...
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Is Captain America a virgin (in the MCU)?

The romantic aspect of Steve Roger's life has been explored in each of the Captain America films. After being unfrozen, I recall Natasha asking him if he's ever kissed anyone since the 40's. In ...
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Why doesn't Thanos channel Thor's lightning ability?

If Captain America can use Thor’s powers because he is worthy of the hammer, then why doesn’t Thanos use Thor’s powers? In Avengers: Endgame, Thanos is seen wielding and using Thor’s axe against him, ...
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Why does Spider-Man's suit have this feature in Homecoming?

The suit in Spider-Man: Homecoming has an "instant kill" mode that keeps coming up, and it's only used for comedic purposes in the movie. From what I know Peter Parker doesn't seek to kill anyone, and ...
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How uniform were the effects of the Snap?

I know basically nothing about the MCU except what I've gleaned from looking around here. But this answer started me thinking. As I understand it, the Snap "vanished" 50% of all people (rather than, ...
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How did Surtur learn that Odin was not on Asgard?

It was Loki who moved Odin out of Asgard. He was clever enough that no Asgardian but him knew. Even Thor learned the fact from Surtur. How did Surtur learn that Odin was not on Asgard?
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Did Tony base J.A.R.V.I.S. off of the real Avengers butler?

J.A.R.V.I.S., the advanced A.I. which formed the basis for Vision's personality, has been prominent in the MCU from the start. In the first Iron Man film, he's shown as a program that basically ...
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How many people actually died in the Battle of New York?

A newspaper in Daredevil states that hundreds of people died in the Battle of New York. Battle of NY: Buildings leveled, hundreds killed in Midtown battle However, Captain America: Civil War ...
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How did Thanos have his sword after being hit by Mjolnir?

In Avengers: Endgame, in the battle between Cap, Thor and Iron Man against Thanos, Thor knocks away Thanos' sword, then Thanos almost kills Thor with Stormbreaker, then and when it switches back to ...
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Why didn't Thanos notice the Infinity Stones were missing? [duplicate]

In Avengers: Endgame, Thanos gets the Infinity Gauntlet with the Stones, and then After that Thanos snaps, and is surprised when the Stones are not on the Gauntlet. But how did he not notice, the ...
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Why does snapping your fingers activate the Infinity Gauntlet?

In Avengers: Infinity War, up until Thanos in order to use the Gauntlet he needs to close his fist, as we see in the fight scene on Titan. Doctor Strange: "Don't let him close his fist!" So why ...
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Since when has Spider-Man's armpit-webbing been used for gliding?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man is seen to have armpit-webbing that's used for gliding, apparently (fast forward to 0:10s): In other words: Was this just a ...
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How does Mantis differ between the movies and comics?

I've just watched a YouTube video that makes the following claims (not going to link because it's not really relevant and probably subjective): There was controversy regarding how the character of ...
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Is this character alive after Endgame? [duplicate]

In Avengers: Endgame we see that Does this mean that, even though he was killed, his past character persists into the present because of this interference of the past?
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Was Xandar aware that Thanos was responsible for the extermination at Zen-Whoberi?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, the records at the Kyln showed that Gamora was the sole survivor of her home-world, Zen-Whoberi. Gamora's mugshot (Guardians of the Galaxy) In Avengers: Infinity War ...
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Why does Carol not get rid of the Kree symbol on her suit when she changes its colours?

After Carol finds out the truth about her past and how Yon-Rogg lied to her, she claims she can no longer wear the Kree colours (dark green) and allows Monica to choose the new colour scheme of her ...
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Did Marvel/Disney explain why they chose to make Skrulls the good guys and Kree the bad guys?

Based on my understanding of the Skrull/Kree war (from wiki, not source comics), Skrulls were the "bad guys", and Kree were either bad or good (Ronan was bad but it sounded like in the end Kree were ...
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How can Captain Marvel breathe in space?

When Captain Marvel has acquired her full powers, we see her able to do many things. Fly, shoot energy out of her wrists and more. She even flies into outer space... but doesn't she need to breathe? ...
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If Thor does not hold Mjolnir, but he is worthy, does he possess the power of Thor?

If you are not Thor, but are worthy and hold his hammer, Mjolnir, then you shall wield the power of Thor. But if you are Thor, and are worthy, but do not hold Mjolnir, then do you still possess the ...