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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 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 ...
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When did Captain America learn what happened to Howard Stark?

Near the end of Captain America: Civil War we learn that and Captain America admits that he already knew. But how did he find out? I don't recall this being revealed in any of the previous movies, ...
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The Collector shows the GOG footage of a huge guy destroying a planet with the Infinity Stone. Who is this?

Shortly after the Guardians meet the Collector, he opens the sphere and explains that it contains an infinity stone. He shows the guys some footage of the infinity stone in action: A huge guy in ...
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Why does Zemo want to know what happened in December 1991?

At the end of Captain America: Civil War, Zemo reveals that But around the middle of the film, he in order to learn what happened on 16 December 1991. It doesn't seem to be an essential part of ...
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What is the fate of the Asgardians at the start of Avengers: Infinity War?

Thor: Ragnarok ends with the remaining people of Asgard aboard a refugee ship that meets Thanos' ship. Avengers: Infinity War opens with This begs the question, what happened to these characters: ...
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Who owns the Infinity Stones and where did they come from?

Given that the Infinity Stones are just lying around before they have been found and kept away, who originally created and owns them? Is there any MCU or comics answer?
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What happens to Bruce Banner when Hulk loses a tooth?

In Age Of Ultron we witnessed Hulk lose a tooth. My question is: Has Bruce Banner lost a tooth as well?
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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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Did the Space Stone have to be wrapped back into the Tesseract to be returned?

Did Captain America have to wrap the Space Stone back up in the Tesseract when he took it back so that it could later be crushed by Thanos? Other Infinity Stones exist as Stones so returning them is ...
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How can Ant-Man ride Anthony?

In the recently released Ant-Man movie, we are told the tale of how Hank Pym created a way to allow for the (partial) removal of the space between atoms to allow people to shrink object or themselves. ...
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How could Hulk be knocked out?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron we see Tony Stark fight the Hulk using the Hulkbuster armor. The destructive battle apparently ends in Or something along similar lines. During the fight, Stark wishes a ...
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What element saved Iron Man from his blood poisoning?

I just watched Iron Man 1&2 the other day. I'm new to the entire story. In IM2 we learn that his blood is being poisoned and that he has tried every combination of every existing element as a ...
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Is the War Machine armour simply “the Iron Man armour with big guns”?

What are the differences between Iron Man and War Machine armours ? In the movies, it seems that they are the same, except the War Machine armour features more heavy weapons. But if they are the same,...
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What about the clothes? (Who/what gets disintegrated?)

So, I realize this is potentially delving into the trivial, but is there any explanation given anywhere -- in the film, the comics, or any commentary by the production staff -- which explains why ...
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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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Did anyone else transport Ego's children?

Throughout the movie we learn that Ego had hired Yondu in the past to deliver some of his children to him. We also learn that Yondu eventually stops delivering the children at some point in time, with ...
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If the Winter Soldier is a Soviet Agent, how did HYDRA obtain him as an asset?

In the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a flashback explains how I can't recall whether it is explicitly stated that he fell into the custody of the Soviet Union, but I know this to be the ...
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What is the “Water of Sight” featured in Avengers: Age of Ultron?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, What exactly is Water of Sight? Anything from comics?
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Wasn't Strange tempting fate by telling Stark this?

Since these plot points are fairly important for Avengers: Endgame I'm going to put them all in spoiler paragraphs. The Avengers are able to Later on, at a pivotal moment, So was Strange talking ...
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How old is Nick Fury?

What is Nick Fury's approximate age at various story intervals in the MCU? I guess his exact birth date & age isn't important, but plus or minus a few years would be good to know. Given that the ...
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How strong are Asgardians?

Thor can survive a punch from the Hulk but Loki was able to stab him with a blade which penetrated his skin and drew blood. Both of these events happened in the Avengers. Also the Hulk smashed Loki ...
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Does Marvel/Disney have film rights to the Human Torch android?

In Captain America: The First Avenger, we see in the Stark Expo a reference to 'Phineas T. Horton's Synthetic Man'. In Marvel comics, this was the original Human Torch. Does Marvel actually have the ...
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Do all Marvel Films have a second, non-foreshadowing post-credits scene?

I was watching The Avengers last night (26th April 2015) on 7Mate on Australian Television. When I first saw the film in the theater I didn't know who Thanos was or the meaning behind the post-credits ...
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In Endgame, why didn't the Hulk's arm regenerate?

According to the comics, the Hulk has very fast regeneration abilities similar to Deadpool. Why hasn't it regenerated back yet, or even partially regenerated?
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Post Endgame, how is the flow of time different?

The Ancient One explains: As we know, post Avengers: Endgame, What does this mean for the flow of time? In particular,
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How old is Luke?

I don't think remember it being made clear as to what his age was. How old was Luke Cage in Marvel's Jessica Jones? Is he older than Jessica? Inspired by this question.
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Why is Rocket Raccoon a raccoon?

There's a fair bit of history on Rocket Raccoon on the various wikis, but none seem to answer one fairly specific question - why is he a raccoon? Wikipedia gives an out-of-universe explanation, ...
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Was Nico Minoru from The Runaways introduced to the MCU in Doctor Strange?

I just saw Doctor Strange and I thought I saw someone with what looked like the Staff of One - is Nico Minoru from Runaways officially part of the MCU? Near the end of the film, there was a brief ...
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How does long-distance space travel work in the MCU?

In Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, we see long-distance space travel. It involves piloting your ship into some sort of "jump point" that opens up in space, taking the shape of a honeycomb-like ...
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Are the Infinity Stones in the comics and in the film in the same positions in the Infinity Gauntlet?

Is the placement order of the Infinity Stones in Avengers: Infinity War the same as in the comic books? E.g. the same stone in the center and at each knuckle?
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How did Tony and Cap know about the place in 1970?

The main plan of Avengers: Endgame for solving what Thanos did in Avengers: Infinity War involves the As part of the plan Tony misplaces and so he and Cap have to go looking for it elsewhere. They ...
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Why couldn't Peter use his suit at the end

I just watched the movie Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 last night. The end of the movie is a bit hazy so maybe there is some detail that I don't remember. In the first movie, they showed that Peter ...
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What happens to Red Skull after Thanos gets the Soul Stone?

Presumably, the massive sacrificial altar and a guide like the Red Skull is no longer needed once someone obtains the Soul Stone. So what happens to the Red Skull?
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What is happening in the second Ant Man post credits scene?

At the end of Ant Man, we are treated to two excellent post credits scenes that are setting up the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of these scenes shows us that ; Obviously, this is set ...
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How strong is Loki? Can he be destroyed by a nuclear explosion?

In the Avengers movie, humans tried to kill Loki and the Chitauri by launching a nuclear weapon. However, would this nuclear weapon actually have killed Loki?
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Where was Thanos at the end of Age of Ultron?

In the post credits scene for Avengers: Age of Ultron we see Thanos putting the Infinity Gauntlet on saying he will do things himself. In Avengers: Infinity War we ...
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In Black Panther, what is the Ancestral Plane?

TLDR What exactly is the Ancestral Plane? I am happy to accept answers from the comics if the two planes are related. After rewatching Black Panther I am more curious about the Ancestral Plane. We ...
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What is the casualty count from the final battle in Avengers: Endgame?

During the final battle in Avengers: Endgame, apart from the obvious death of were there any other known protagonist casualties such as Asgardians, Sorcerers, Wakandans etc.
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How does the Power Stone determine power?

During Guardians of the Galaxy, we see a few people hold the stone, with varying amounts of success. Eson the Searcher: The celestial wields it to destroy entire planets. Unknown group of 8 or 9: ...
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Which characters are dead in the MCU as of Guardians of the Galaxy 2?

Needless to say, this question includes major spoilers for the MCU. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, multiple characters have supposedly died, only to be brought back later in future films. Loki (...
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Would Mjolnir, if loose in Hulk's cage, move?

As we know, either from the film Thor or The Avengers, once Mjolnir is dropped or set aside, it becomes immovable for everyone who is unworthy. What would happen, then, if Thor, while in Hulk's cage, ...
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Where does a worthy person get Thor's power from?

We learned in Thor: Ragnarok that Mjolnir is only a focus for Thor's power, not the source. If so, when a worthy​ being lifts Mjolnir and gains "the power of Thor", where are they getting the power ...
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Were these other people Chronicoms?

We know that Enoch is a Chronicom, which is to say a sort of alien temporal observer. When Enoch and his agents came and kidnapped for the purpose of sending them where they wanted; were these ...
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How was US government able to collect Vibranium out of Wakanda given Wakanda was so protective about it? [duplicate]

Captain America's shield is made of Vibranium which came from Wakanda. Given Wakandan tech was so advanced and Wakanda was so protective about Vibranium, how could US government collect a chunk of ...
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Could the Infinity Gauntlet be used to make two people fall in love with each other?

I am wondering if there is anything in the Marvel comic book canon or in the MCU that says that the Infinity Gauntlet has the power to make someone fall in love with the person wearing the IG, or that ...
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Why does Captain America need to exercise?

In the beginning of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we see Sam Wilson going for a morning jog and Rogers sprints right by him, "On your left." Then a few minutes later, we see Rogers sprint by ...
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Were all titans as powerful as Thanos?

In Guardians of the Galaxy we learn that only someone with great power can touch an Infinity Stone, yet we see Thanos pick them up with no issue. Even without the stones, Thanos is shown to be ...
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Is Tony Stark an atheist?

I've seen an image multiple times on the Internet lately claiming that Captain America met two gods and still is a Christian (no doubt about this) while Tony Stark met two gods and is still an atheist....
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Which films should I see before “The Avengers”?

I haven't seen any of the movies in the universe that includes The Avengers. However, this one is a Joss Whedon film, so of course I'll see it. But first, should I go watch any other movies in that ...
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How much did Iron Man's suitcase weigh?

How much was Iron Man's suitcase supposed to weigh in the Iron Man 2 movie? Happy Hogan played by Jon Favreau seems to haul it around fairly easily.