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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 hasn't Captain America been promoted?

Considering that he's performed exceptionally for many years, has proven leadership capabilities and is highly intelligent, why haven't they given him a higher rank?
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How did Thanos beat Hulk so easily?

Being that Hulk gets stronger when he gets angrier, how was Thanos able to knock Hulk out with such ease and why did Hulk not get more angry and increase his strength when fighting Thanos? From what I ...
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Infinity Stones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

In the mid-credits scene of Thor: The Dark World, They comment on the Tesseract as though it is an Infinity Stone as well. Since they didn't just get the Tesseract, but did have the opportunity to ...
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In the Avengers movie, was Thor going to kill Captain America during his woods battle with Iron Man?

Thor knew the tremendous and deadly force generated by pounding Mjölnir into something. It sure looks like he was bringing the hammer down on Cap with 'bad intentions'. He has killed many Frost Giants ...
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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 was Captain America called “The First Avenger”?

Why was Captain America called The First Avenger, when Hulk and Iron Man were enlisted by Nick Fury before him? Or are the times between the Hulk & Iron Man movies meant to have taken place after ...
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What happened to the planets Thanos already culled?

In Avengers: Infinity War We also know that So are those civilisations immune to the effect of his actions or are they impacted a second time?
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Does Stormbreaker have the same worthiness specifications as Mjolnir?

I've seen several references to being worthy because he is able to handle Stormbreaker. However, to my knowledge, there is no mention of Stormbreaker having the same requirements of worthiness to ...
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How does Thor get back to Earth, again?

In the The Avengers, there is a post-credits scene where Thor returns to Asgard and then a post-post-credits scene (!) where the Avengers eat shawarma together. If Thor left, then how does he return ...
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What are these other relics in the movie Thor?

We see a few artifacts in the movie Thor which are not identified. Any idea what these artifacts are?
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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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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 aren't MCU movies featuring Coulson after Avengers?

Coulson died in the Avengers movie thanks to Loki, but Fury revived him in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series. So, in-universe status of Coulson isn't a hurdle at all. He is alive and it has been ...
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Was Thor unworthy during “The Avengers”?

In the Avengers movie: Instead of showing him just pick Mjolnir up, he hesitates, and the camera closes in on his hand as it makes a fist. Since Thor must be worthy to wield the hammer, was Thor ...
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Why doesn't Doctor Strange remove the Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos?

Doctor Strange seemingly has the ability to open portals wherever he wants. We see at the beginning of Infinity War what happens when he closes a portal and someone isn't fully through it. Is there ...
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Which Marvel TV episodes are related to the MCU movies?

I've kept up to date with the movies from the MCU, but I am grossly out of date with the TV series, of which I think there is only Agent Carter (not as relevant for the movies I think, besides that ...
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Is everyone in Guardians of the Galaxy speaking English?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, a human from Earth is taken to this other galaxy filled with many space-faring races. He was picked up when he was old enough to speak, and in the film we don't see any ...
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Is Quicksilver in the X-Men movies the same as in Avengers: Age of Ultron?

Ok, I have a couple of questions regarding Quicksilver, but it's all linked so... Are the two Quicksilver characters from the X-Men movies and Avengers: Age of Ultron the same person? I thought ...
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Why did Odin leave the Tesseract on Earth? [duplicate]

While I was searching for information about the Tesseract for this question, I read something I forgot about the Captain America: The First Avenger movie in the Cosmic Cube wikipedia article: ...
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Is there any significance to the patterns of Bifrost Landing sites?

When Thor arrives on Earth via the Bifrost, a pattern is left (burned?) onto the ground. The pattern is fairly intricate, and does not appear to be random. However, the pattern seems to change from ...
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Why couldn't Doctor Strange use his sling ring in space?

After Why couldn't he just use his sling-ring teleportation to return? There is later confirmation that he can still do it (locally, at least). I understand they later decided against returning in ...
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Are the realms different dimensions or different planets?

Thor's mortal muse (I forget the name) says to Darcy: "An Einstein-Rosen Bridge is a theoretical connection between two different points of space-time. lt's a wormhole." But the S.H.I.E.L.D director, ...
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What is the armor in the RDJ Iron Man's outfit made of?

What kind of material is the Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man's armor supposed to be made from? I know he crafted the prototype from the things he had on hand, but once he was able to build the next one(s) ...
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How could Thor's hammer Mjölnir be forged in the heart of a dying star?

Mjölnir (literally, "that which smashes") is the hammer wielded by Thor, the Norse god of thunder. According to Marvel Universe the blacksmiths used the core of a star as a forge to construct ...
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Avengers Movie - Loki and Thor Immortality Test

in the Avengers Movie, Loki manages to trap Thor in a huge glass capsule and jettisons him out of a moving cargo ship. Why is that supposed to "test" Thor's immortality? How is this act different ...
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Could Thanos have inadvertently 'snapped' himself out of existence? [duplicate]

Given the power of the unified Infinity Stones, had Thanos decreed half the universe out of existence without specifying himself as an exclusion? Could he have accidentally wiped himself out? The ...
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Are Skye and her Father based on characters from the comics?

In "What They Become..." (S02E10), Skye's father mentions that her given name is and he, himself, is referenced once as Do these names have any significance or refer to any existing Marvel ...
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What are the salary and perks of Captain America?

Brooklyn is Captain America's home, but times have changed since he was kid 8-9 decades ago. He can't afford a house there, now. This thing really troubled me when he said it in Avengers: Age of ...
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Why didn't this hurt Stark as badly as it did to Hulk?

In Avengers: Endgame However Why is this? Adrenaline, desperation, or something else?
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Why is Hank Pym so obsessed with ants?

The Ant-Man suit relies on physics that have nothing to do with ants. It can make its wearer arbitrarily large or small, down to the quantum level. The whole ant analogy thing seems arbitrary. In fact,...
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Which Arrested Development character was in Infinity War?

While casually waiting through the entire end credits of Avengers: Infinity War at 3am to see if there was stinger scene, I noticed that the credits thanked 20th Century Fox for the use of a character ...
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Do Samuel Jackson, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch exist in the MCU?

In Captain America: Winter Soldier, Steve looks at a list of pop culture items to catch up on. Two of the items on the list are Star Trek and Star Wars. Let's say he and Thor would sit down together ...
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Why is Ant Man so strong when he's small?

I'm referring to this at 1:25: As you see he is ant size and yet his punch is strong enough to knock the guy out. It doesn't make sense that something so small can ...
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How is it possible there is footage available of this incident?

In Captain America: Civil War, it is revealed that How is it possible that there was any footage available of this event?
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Why wasn't Iron Man's armor a weak point in Age of Ultron?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron movie, Just after its birth, We also saw that Then, why did Ultron let Iron Man win the fight? Why didn't he simply hack Iron Man's armor to use him as own drone?
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Can Mjolnir “stick” to anything? [duplicate]

It's established within the MCU that Mjolnir can sit on a shelf in the helicarrier and can be lifted by an elevator. (Someone else can edit this question to include references, if they like.) And ...
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Who are the Hydra members in Ant-Man? How are they so rich?

In Ant-Man, some Hydra members come to buy Cross' suit. However, Age of Ultron and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stated that Hydra is in disarray, with all of the top ranking members either dead or ...
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How could Rhodey fit into the Mark II armor?

I realize this is probably going to come off as a bit silly, but in Iron Man II how could James Rhodes easily don the Mark II armor that was designed to fit Tony Stark? As you can see in this image (...
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About the Soul Stone [closed]

Does anyone know who else is in the soul stone? And if anyone has used its power before?
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Can’t Heimdall see all the Infinity Stones? (And other concerns.) [closed]

Throughout phase one and phase two, at various points of various movies we are given a little information about three different Infinity Stones — the blue stone (Tesseract) in Captain America, Iron ...
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How does The Wasp disarm the missile?

In Ant-Man, If she was stuck in the quantum realm, how could she possibly have disarmed the missile? I am wondering if this was ever explained in the comics.
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Why do the people in MarvelVerse dislike X-Men more than other superheroes?

As ScreenJunkies snarkily wisely noted in "Honest Trailers - X-Men Trilogy": In the world where people cheer the Fantastic Four, Avengers, Spider-Man, those same people will inexplicably hate the X-...
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How does Vibranium work?

In the cinematic universe, the science behind the metal Vibranium is a bit unclear. From what I understand/remember, the strength doesn't come from it's tensile strength, but rather from vibration (...
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What is on Steve Rogers' list of things to watch?

In the opening scenes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we get a quick glimpse at a list of things Steve Rogers wants to catch up on since he was frozen. I read that these things were region ...
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Why was Thor worthy to lift Mjolnir?

Especially in the beginning of the first movie, Thor is brash and often petulant. He seeks the glory of king-hood without understanding or accepting the self-sacrifice and responsibility that such a ...
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In what order do the Awesome Mix Vol 1 songs appear in Guardians of the Galaxy?

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie features several songs from Star-Lord’s Awesome Mix Vol 1 mixtape, compiled for him by his mother. This mixtape (or near enough) is available as one of the official ...
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Is the age of Tony Stark consistent with the appearance of his father in the Captain America movie?

Nick Fury told Captain America that he has been "asleep" for nearly 70 years. If Dominic Cooper was playing Howard Stark Senior (grandfather of Tony Stark) then it is fine, but if he was playing ...
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Why is Thor an Avenger?

In the movie The Avengers/Avengers Assemble, Loki says: ......what have I to fear? Tony tells Loki: The Avengers. That's what we call ourselves. Earth's mightiest heroes..... Then why does ...
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What is Peter Quill's status after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?

Spoilers for the end of the second film Given that the movie builds up this finale so much, I'm left wondering: Answers from the film or comics are very much welcome.
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How did Iron Man fly without a big tank of fuel?

When Iron Man flies he is shown with fire coming out of his feet just like a fuel-propelled rocket. Where is the combustible material generating the fire coming from? Does he have a fuel tank? What ...