Questions tagged [marvel-cinematic-universe]

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Does the general public know who superheroes really are in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

The upcoming Captain America: Civil War is based on the Civil War comic arc, in which a new law called the Superhuman Registration Act forces all superheroes with secret identities to register ...
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How did Star Lord's mix tape and Walkman remain in a good condition after such prolonged use?

As a preface to this question, I'm asking this under the assumption that Star Lord uses both of these items very regularly and as such they are subject to wear and tear. We can see that the cassette ...
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Why didn't Tony Stark ask Thor to charge his suit with lightning?

In The Avengers/Avengers Assemble (2012), during the clash between Thor and Iron Man after Thor removes Loki from SHIELD custody, Thor hits Iron Man with lightning, charging his suit. Thor, ...
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Is the Super-Soldier serum in Incredible Hulk the same as the one in Captain America: The First Avenger?

In Captain America: The First Avenger, Dr. Erskine creates the formula and uses it successfully on two people. In The Incredible Hulk, General Ross dusts off the old Super Soldier serum, except the ...
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How did Ant Man breathe when he shrank down to sub-atomic level?

Oxygen molecules would be bigger than him, and they therefore wouldn't be able to fit into his tiny lungs to have oxygen available for cellular respiration, and thence the energy to live. He was at a ...
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Why is no mutant from X-men series a member of S.H.I.E.L.D?

S.H.I.E.L.D is a group of members involved in saving Earth. All of those characters are fictional characters from Marvel comics. Mutants from the X-Men books are also fictional characters from Marvel ...
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What are these events from Widow's past?

In the film The Avengers, Black Widow and Loki have a discussion. During it, Loki refers to some of the red on Black Widow's ledger (i.e. things she regrets or owes people for). The items he ...
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Is there a less fragmented order for watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe before Avengers: Endgame? [closed]

As winter turns to spring, a young nerd's thoughts may turn from the brightly-blossoming trees and unfamiliar sunshine, towards the warm and familiar embrace of a Marvel Cinematic Universe re-watch in ...
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Why have most Superhero movies ditched the “Secret Identity”?

When I say "most", I primarily mean the Marvel-Avenger series. Out of all of them, even Ant-Man pretty much up and exposed himself, revealing his true identity to anyone he looked at. One of the few ...
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How does Stark Enterprises maintain its cashflow?

In the 2008 Iron Man movie, when Tony Stark returns from captivity he holds a press conference during which he states that Stark Enterprises will no longer be a weapons manufacturer. Initially this ...
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What’s with the clanks at the end of the credits in Avengers: Endgame?

After casually waiting through the entire end credits of Avengers: Endgame at 3am, I was treated to the sight of However, in the background I heard what sounded like Maybe the theatre’s air ...
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In the Netflix Daredevil series, is the “Black Sky” concept from any comic?

In the Season 1: Episode 7 titled Stick, we hear about Nobu's plan to import a Black Sky into Hell's Kitchen. It's insinuated to be some type of weapon. Is this concept taken from any comic story ...
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What is the weapon that Yondu wields in Guardians of the Galaxy?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, Yondu is seen using a floating arrow as a weapon which he controls by whistling. This arrow is shown to be extremely powerful as it kills a whole squad of soldiers, ...
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Where did the extra Pym particles come from in Endgame?

Early on in Avengers: Endgame when Ant-Man/Scott Lang is attempting to explain the quantum realm and also how the supply of Pym particles is limited... All this worked, permitting the main mission to ...
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Did the Asgardians need the Tesseract to rebuild the Bifrost Bridge?

At the end of Thor, as Thor is destroying the Bifrost Bridge, Loki says If you destroy the Bridge, you'll never see her again! The implication is that without the Bifrost Bridge, there is no ...
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What is the Winter Soldier's arm made out of?

The Winter Soldier has a metallic arm, and being a Marvel property it's unlikely to be something as simple and straight-forward as aluminium or steel. So what metal is it made out of?
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Asgard (the planet) is flat! So, is it natural or artificial?

As can be clearly seen in the following picture, Asgard is surprisingly flat! However, basic physics tells us that due to gravity, surface tension and rotation around their axes, planets found in ...
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How does Groot's regeneration work?

While Groot is a formidable brawler, he is not impervious (he is made of wood, after all), and often finds himself reduced to nothing but kindling. Thankfully, planting even a splinter of Groot's ...
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How does Loki survive his fall at the end of Thor?

In one of the concluding scenes of the movie Thor, it's shown that Loki deliberately let go of the scepter, and falls deep into the vast intergalactic sea sort of thing. How does he survive and return ...
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Why did this happen to Thanos's ships at the end of “Avengers: Endgame”?

At the end of Avengers: Endgame, when Tony Stark We did not see this with the snap in Avengers: Infinity War, where Why is it different this time around? See 2m35s of this clip, ignore the ...
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Did the Extremis Virus have anything to do with Tony removing …

At the end of the Iron Man 3, Is this true?
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When does Daredevil happen?

We already have a question about how much time passes over the course of the first season of Daredevil, and I'm not asking for that. Rather, I am trying to figure out when in the Marvel Cinematic ...
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Does Captain America have a dark side? [Mild Spoilers]

In the leaked Age of Ultron footage, we see Tony and Steve have a slight word-fight. In this, they talk about Scarlet Witch's visions, where the conversation goes: What is Steve referring to here? Is ...
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Should I watch The Avengers before going to see Iron Man 3?

I want to catch up on the older movies before going to see Iron Man 3. Do I need to watch The Avengers (and therefore Thor, too)*? Or will Iron Man and Iron Man 2 be enough? * I realize this ...
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Did the Avengers merely tolerate SHIELD?

Stating first off, I do not have any background reading any of the comics, and am coming to the Avengers wholly from the knowledge presented in the various movies. After seeing The Avengers, I kind ...
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Why does Tony Stark ask to recalibrate the ISDN on the mobile van?

In Iron Man 3, Tony Stark needs bandwidth and asks the news van operator to recalibrate the ISDN on the van. We all know that ISDN services are only good over traditional PSTN. It has nothing to do ...
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Do the Jotuns have a Bifrost of their own?

In the 2011 Thor movie, how did the Jotuns land up on Earth to begin their invasion? Did they use magic, the magic of which Loki speaks at the end of the movie? If it is so, why did they not use it ...
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How does the superpower distribution of Asgardians work?

Here's what I have observed about Asgardians as per Marvel Cinematic Universe, few comics and the Internet materials: There is an infantry class which are great warriors and much stronger than humans,...
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Do Captain America's actions at the end of Endgame contradict what we've heard before in the film? [duplicate]

A key plot device of avengers: Endgame is But then in the final scene, we discover that Captain America Doesn't this contradict the above mentioned dangers
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What are the differences between Ant-Man and The Atom?

I recently saw "Ant-Man" and was able to get a general understanding of Ant-Man's powers and limitations. I've also read DC comics for years, and while I know about the Atom and have a general ...
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Is there a specific order to the Infinity Stones?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Each object seems to go into the next notch with no rhyme or reason. Is there an order to the acquisition or is it a matter of which one(s) become available?
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How much time passes during Daredevil?

Considering only the main, present-day events of the first season of Daredevil, how much time passes from the beginning of episode one through the end of episode thirteen?
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How are the events from Infinity War possible if this character is dead?

So, in the climax of Avengers: Endgame, This should, logically, prevent the events of Avengers: Infinity War from ever taking place, since he ceased to be present in the time line 4 years prior to ...
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Does Red Skull die at the end of Captain America?

At the end of Captain America: The First Avenger (directed by Joe Johnston with Chris Evans in the titular role) you see Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) holding the Tesseract after being hit by Captain ...
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Did the Iron Man suit come from HYDRA's technology?

In Captain America, HYDRA is shown to have a great deal of advanced technology that was only feasible due to the extremely advanced Cosmic Cube-derived power source. HYDRA's Dr. Zola is credited as ...
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Why doesn't S.H.I.E.L.D. put Hulk on the index and lock him away?

In Marvel Cinematic Universe, we see that S.H.I.E.L.D. puts dangerous and unstable supernaturals on the index and locks them away (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Talking about Hulk, he is both ...
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In the Marvel universe, do we know how the Norse people discovered Thor, Odin, Asgard, etc

It's probably never really touched at all, but do we know how the Norse people knew so much about the Asgardians? They know the names and exploits of dozens of Asgardians, their births, their ...
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Is Thor more than an Asgardian?

Thor is a pretty tough guy. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor frequently appears to be the strongest among the Avengers (managing to bust up Iron Man's suit without breaking a sweat). That makes ...
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How do the Chitauri “ships” propel themselves?

In the 2012 Avengers film, the Chitauri army arrives through the portal along with these big robot alien whale Chitauri dudes. Here's one chasing Iron Man: These guys basically swim through the air ...
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What, if anything, is the name FRIDAY an acronym for?

At the end of Age of Ultron, JARVIS is an acronym for for Just A Rather Very Intelligent System. What is FRIDAY an acronym for?
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MCU: Significance to the designation of Earth-199999

There is evidence that the past Marvel editors and writers used easter eggs or dating conventions in the naming of different Marvel Universes. For example: The Marvel Zombies vs Army of Darkness ...
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Why did they wait for Quill to arrive?

In Avengers: Endgame, Nebula and War Machine Why did they wait for
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Who was the lone kid in the line of people at the lake at the end of Avengers: Endgame?

At the end of Avengers: Endgame we have The camera pans through a line of people from Pepper and Cap to the Guardians all the way up to Captain Marvel on the porch. Before we get to Carol there is ...
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Did Loki steal the Tesseract, again?

In Thor : Ragnarok towards the climax we see Loki entering the Asgard vault to put Surtur's crown into the Eternal flame. But, there is a moment he pauses to take a look at the Tessaract. Did he just ...
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How did Bruce Banner become the Hulk at will?

In the Avengers movie, I thought Dr. Banner would become the Hulk during his collision, but he became the Hulk just before the collision when he was not angry (or, similar emotion). How?
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What are Bruce Banner's Ph.Ds?

In Thor: Ragnarok, Bruce Banner mentions to Thor that he has several Ph.Ds. Later, Thor jokingly tells him, mid-fight, to "do something, use one of your Ph.Ds". This was hilarious to me, but it ...
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Is Spider-Man CGI in Captain America: Civil War?

Is Spider-Man CGI in Captain America: Civil War Something about his movements during the film seemed like they were CGI to me. For example, it seemed like CGI when he hopped onto that vehicle in the ...
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Why did Ultron and The Vision disagree in Age of Ultron?

In the Avengers: Age of Ultron, But later in the movie, The Vision Is the explanation that, Can someone who knows this please explain it, along with some references? My theory above is just ...
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What code did Yondu break?

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, there is a lot of talk about how Yondu broke the Ravager code. What code did he break?
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Does the MCU version of Mjolnir carry the “Whosoever holds this hammer…” inscription?

Related to this question: If Mjolnir was made for Thor, why is Hela seen using it in Thor: Ragnarok before it was even given to him? Is there any evidence that the MCU version of the hammer bears the ...