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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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How long was Doctor Strange in training under the Ancient One?

The movie depicts a vague time lapse where Doctor Strange undergoes lots of studying and training. How much time has passed in his whole training arc of the movie?
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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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How did Doctor Strange see the winning outcome in Avengers: Infinity War?

In Doctor Strange we see that the Masters of the Mystic Arts can see into the past and the future, and we know that the Ancient One was able to see into the future as well, but only up to her death. ...
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How many named characters died in Avengers: Infinity War?

How many named characters have died by the end of Avengers: Infinity War. It is difficult to speculate who died on So restrict it to on-screen deaths only.
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Questions on ending of Thor: The Dark World

Sorry, not quite sure how to format spoilers so I tried to keep the title vague. Here's for the new Thor movie (just watched it last night): And follow-up:
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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 are Asgardians able to speak English?

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor and other Asgardians don't appear to have visited the Earth for a considerable amount of time, certainly not after the English language was created. Since there ...
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Is Captain America gay?

First, if you are thinking that this question is a joke or troll, I'd like to welcome you to the 21st century when the mankind is discussing legality of gay marriages. Now, if you look at the ...
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Why did Peter Quill wait 26 years to open his mother's gift?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, after they defeat Ronan, Peter returns to his ship and opens the letter from his mother. Now we obviously knew that he read it before, since she mentioned the word "Star-...
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Why did Tony Stark leave his armor to explore the castle in Sokovia?

In Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Tony Stark is the first member of the Avengers to get inside Baron von Strucker's castle, where he takes down a room full of soldiers before stepping out of his suit and ...
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How true to the comics are Matt Murdock's powers in the 2015 Daredevil TV show?

In the 2015 Netflix series Marvel's Daredevil, Matt Murdock was blinded in a car crash containing chemicals. This crash heightened his other senses to the degree that he is able to piece together a ...
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Given the supposed time-line of GOTG Vol.2 why did Stan Lee claim to have been a Fed-Ex man?

Perhaps an overly pedantic observation, however, in the Guardians of the Galaxy cameo Stan Lee claims to have been a Fed-Ex man. This is presumably a reference to the Stan Lee cameo at the end of ...
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Where is Stark Tower located?

In the Avengers movie, Tony Stark builds a tower in New York City. It is big, it is shiny, it is tall. It's all the things that Tony Stark loves, especially in his buildings. During the battle in the ...
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Why was this item left relatively unguarded on a barren planet?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, I couldn't help but notice that was inside a force field, inside some kind of containment unit. Star-Lord easily extracts the containment orb using some high powered ...
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Did Agent Coulson die in The Avengers?

Given the upcoming Agents of Shield TV show, there has been some desire for a return of Agent Coulson. Is there evidence that he canonically died in The Avengers or evidence that this is another one ...
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Who is depicted in the statues on the Grandmaster's Palace in Thor: Ragnarok?

In shots of the Grandmaster's Palace, you can see the heads of various Gladiator Champions carved on the side. The Hulk is clearly being constructed on the top. One of them (I'm fairly certain) was ...
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How does Black Panther leave scratches on Captain America's shield in Civil War

In Civil War we see Black Panther scratches Cap's shield with his claws, even though both are made of vibranium. How is this possible, especially given that Cap's shield is made of a vibranium alloy ...
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Why does Heimdall teleport this character?

At the start of the "Avengers: Infinity War" movie: Then: Why:
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Why doesn't Loki use his telekinetic powers more in the Avengers or Thor movies?

In the recent Thor installment, 'Thor: The Dark World', upon receiving the news of Frigga's death, Loki in his cell, out of anger and frustration uses some form of telekinesis to throw all the ...
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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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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 Thanos a Mutant among Titans?

The other night just as I was going to bed (10/05/2018 around 12:30 AM), on Free-to-air television in Australia on 7Mate (Channel 63) there was a program called Jabba's Avengers Special where they ...
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What was Surtur's ultimate fate?

During the events of Thor: Ragnarok we see but we don't get a clear conclusion as to
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Avengers, Fantastic Four and Guardians of the Galaxy Timeline

Are 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'Fantastic Four' and 'Avengers' movies set in the same timeline?
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If one were to have boots made of Vibranium, could one fall from any height?

Vibranium is a fictional metal from the Marvel universe, with interesting properties, it "possesses the ability to absorb all vibrations in the vicinity as well as kinetic energy directed at it." It ...
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Which galaxy was featured in Guardians of the Galaxy?

The movie Guardians of the Galaxy takes place in space, presumably far from Earth. However, it's close enough that the Ravagers can go there to pick up Peter, and most people assume the Guardians ...
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What Species is Groot?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, The Collector implies that Groot is his own species (he says something like: "I have never met a Groot before") but as far as I can tell there is no evidence for Groot ...
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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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What over-arching narrative is told during Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Or "Why is Ant-Man the last movie of Phase 2, rather than Avengers 2?" The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the series of movies involving characters from Marvel comics and produced by Marvel Studio/...
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Was Thanos really waiting for all these characters to die?

There's been a theory floating around the internet that Thanos waited so long to make his move to assemble the Infinity Gauntlet because the most powerful beings in the universe were still alive. The ...
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In Iron Man 3, why couldn't Tony Stark use the arc reactor in his chest to charge his armour?

In Iron Man 3, it shows Tony Stark having trouble charging his MK42 armour. At one point he even had a car battery connected to it. Why couldn't he use the arc reactor in his chest to charge his ...
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Are there any anachronisms in Captain Marvel?

Captain Marvel (2019) is set in 1995 for some reason or other. During the movie, we see and hear various references to the time period: a True Lies (July 1994) cardboard cut-out in a Blockbuster Video ...
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Who jumps, who swings, who crawls up walls?

In Ant-Man, there's a scene where Luis is retelling what other characters said. Falcon is talking to a woman, asking about a new super character with "bomb moves". The "woman" (still Luis's voice) ...
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What did Veronica spray on Hulk in Age of Ultron?

In Age of Ultron, after Wanda Maximoff sends Hulk into a rampage, Tony Stark has to call in Veronica to Pacify Hulk because Natasha is not available to pacify him. Veronica sprays Hulk with a lot of ...
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What is Iron Man's flight range and max air speed?

In the Iron Man movie Tony flies the Iron Man armour from Miami to Afghanistan, roughly 7800 miles. What is the maximum range of the Iron Man armour? What sort of speed does the armour cruise at? ...
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Does time move faster on Sakaar?

In Thor: Ragnarok, the Grandmaster says Also, we see that by the time Thor arrives on Sakaar, Are there any supplementary materials such as tie-in comics or any of the stories that were adapted for ...
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How long has Talos been on Earth impersonating this character?

During the end credit scene of Spider-Man: Far from Home, we see that, And we also see that, So that begs the question,
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Could HYDRA have killed Bruce Banner?

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, HYDRA had a plan that seemed good on paper, but I wondered how would they deal with the Hulk? We know from Avengers that conventional guns (e.g., his suicide ...
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How true to character is the movie portrayal of Nick Fury?

I greatly enjoyed watching The Avengers, even though I've never read any of the comics. However, Nick Fury to me didn't seem to be so much of a comic book character as he was just good ol' Samuel L. ...
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Where did Fisk's resources come from?

Is it said anywhere during season 1 from where Fisk got his money and education? Viewers see his history when he is 12 years old living in NY with his poor family. Then he is sent to some relatives ...
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How do the Avengers communicate?

In the Age of Ultron, the individual Avengers talk to each other over long distances. Like Captain America is in Sokovia and he just starts talking to Tony Stark who is in New York, expecting to get ...
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Why didn't Thanos come to Earth to retrieve Tesseract by himself?

In the Avengers movie, why didn't Thanos personally come to Earth instead of Loki? Or, if Loki's skills were required, why didn't he come with Chitauri? He knew that humans were primitive; there ...
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What is the status of the Infinity Stones post Avengers: Endgame?

In Avengers: Endgame, the heroes travel back in time to "borrow" the Infinity Stones from the past to use them in the future. I get that. At the end of the movie, But because the movie has gone ...
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How does T'Challa have the spirit of the Black Panther during Civil War?

In Captain America: Civil War, T'Challa takes the mantle of the Black Panther after his father is killed. As the Black Panther, he appears to have enhanced abilities. In this interview with Collider, ...
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Can Iron Man's robots (or JARVIS) lift Mjolnir?

My friends want to know if Iron Man's suit can lift Mjolnir, or any of Iron Man's "robots" or JARVIS can do the same. They cite when JARVIS controls Iron Man suits in the 2nd and 3rd Iron Man movie. I ...
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When did the Marvel Cinematic Universe U.S. presidential history diverge from the real world's?

In preparation for the release of Captain America: Civil War, I've been watching all of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in order of release and I've noticed a few things about U.S. ...
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How does Ant-Man shrink?

Do the comics or the film specify if Ant-Man's suit works by: Shrinking the volume of all of his atoms (including subatomic particles) proportionately - possibly shrinking their mass as well, or ...
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Is Loki responsible for the division between Avengers when they were all on Helicarrier?

The Avengers become divided, both over how to approach Loki and the revelation that S.H.I.E.L.D. plans to harness the Tesseract to develop weapons as a deterrent against hostile extraterrestrials. ...
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In what order should I watch the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? [duplicate]

What films make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and what order should they be watched in?
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Why do these characters still seem to be the same age after the events of Endgame?

During the events of Avengers: Endgame, At the end of the movie, we see that Additionally, I was wondering if there was a canon explanation for why all of these characters still seem to be in ...