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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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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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 could agent Clint Barton (Hawkeye) function while on the SHIELD Helicarrier deck at 30,000 feet?

When Captain America and Banner first board SHIELD's Helicarrier, agent Romanoff (Black Widow) warns them to get inside because it would become 'hard to breath' while on deck. Later during the flight ...
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Why is Loki introducing himself as Loki of Asgard?

In the Avengers, Loki is introducing himself as: Loki of Asgard. Doesn't he have a real surname? Like the surname of one of his fathers? :)
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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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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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Why did the Iron Man suit and ARC Reactor stop working in Avengers?

At the climax of the Avengers, Tony Stark flies a nuclear missile through the wormhole created by the Tesseract. Shortly after he crosses the threshold of the wormhole and releases the missile, his ...
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Who are all the other ‘Iron Men’ in the Iron Man 3 trailer?

It looks like there are about fifty Iron Men in the new Iron Man Movie: Iron Man 3. Who are all these Iron Men? Is Pepper Potts one of them? Or is it all The Avengers, but wearing Iron Man costumes? ...
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Does Banner have a medical degree? [duplicate]

In the Avengers movie, Dr. Banner is discovered treating patients for some unspecified, possibly unknown, disease in what looks to be the slums of India. From my recollection, Banner is a gamma ...
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Couldn't Tony Stark cure his palladium poisoning by taking the ARC reactor out of his chest?

In Iron Man II Tony Stark is being slowly poisoned by the palladium in the ARC reactor in his chest. But the only thing that needs to be in his chest is the electromagnet that stops the shrapnel from ...
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Is Fury still a Colonel?

Nick Fury holds the military rank of colonel in the original canon of the Marvel universe. In the new Marvel Movie Universe, is Fury still Colonel Fury? I only remember him being referred to as "...
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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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What happens when you touch the Tesseract / Cosmic Cube?

It seems confusing what actually happens when you touch the Tesseract. Whenever it has been seen in a Marvel movie, it's either being handled with prongs, contained in some form of a box or carried in ...
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How is the Abomination controlled without Hulk?

Maybe people reading the comic books can explain this better, but in the movie The Incredible Hulk (the one with Edward Norton), Abomination is the enemy of Hulk, and at the end Hulk defeats ...
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Can Iron Man recharge his suit from lightning?

I watched The Avengers (again) and I got the following question. Near the beginning where Iron Man and Thor fight, at one point Thor hits Iron Man with lightning, and then comes the hilarious quote, ...
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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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What happened to Vanko's legs in Iron Man 2?

In the fight at Monaco, after Iron Man beats Vanko, and removes the Arc reactor from Vanko's suit, the cops drag him away, and he appears to have lost his legs. They look amputated. But later this ...
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What material is the holding container aboard the helicarrier made of?

In the Avengers movie, Thor is seen hitting the holding container (designed to contain The Hulk if I'm not mistaken) with his hammer, Mjolnir, which is made of enchanted uru. The glass (?) of the ...
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How does the paralyzing device used on Tony Stark work?

The answer by @Bevan to this question made me wonder: how exactly does the paralyzing device used by Obadiah work ? I'll take the liberty of re-using his screenshot here. As mentioned in the above ...
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Loki in the Avengers [closed]

Why is Loki always looking so annoyed when someone mentions he is Thor´s brother? Or am I mistaken?
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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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Tony Stark's Armor Collection

In pictures of Iron Man 3 we see Tony has a room with what I am guessing are old armors. What are they all? Here are two other angles:
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Who's the villain in Iron Man 3?

The Iron Man 3 trailer was released recently. In it, there's a villain who seems to be targeting Tony Stark. It seems like he's trying to prove a point about superheroes - that there is "no such thing"...
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What is the Red White and Blue suit in the Iron Man 3 trailer?

What is the red white and blue suit shown in the Iron Man 3 Trailer?
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Was the footage Tony Stark saw of the Hulk original or was it from a previous movie?

When Agent Coulson visits Stark and Potts in Stark Tower, he gives Stark all of their information on the various Avengers. When Stark pulls it up he sees footage of the Hulk rampaging through some ...
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Why would Tony Stark need to drink Chlorophyll?

In Iron Man 2, Tony Stark is suffering from Palladium poisoning due to having to use the element Palladium as the core for his ARC reactor. In order to combat the effects this has on his body he ...
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Why did Tony Stark keep the electromagnet in his chest?

The ARC reactor and electromagnet chest piece are originally there to prevent pieces of shrapnel from piercing his heart. That happens because he was fixed by a Chinese/Afghan doctor who doesn't have ...
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In Guardians of the Galaxy, why does Groot only say the phrase “I am Groot”?

In the Marvel Comics series "Annihilation: Conquest - Starlord," Groot is introduced and speaks normally. However, in "Annihilation: Conquest," which is the mini-series immediately following "Starlord,...
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Who was the third guy that was affected by Loki's sceptre at the start of the Avengers movie?

Nick Fury says at one point "He (Loki) has already converted two of my best men" but in the beginning of the movie it clearly shows Loki converted a third guy. Who was that guy? The fact he was ...
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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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What happens if the Hulk were to swallow the Tesseract, and then return to human form? [closed]

When the Hulk is first approached in The Avengers movie the following exchange happens1: Natasha Romanoff: Doctor, we're facing a potential global catastrophe. Bruce Banner: Well, those I actively ...
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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 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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Will Quasar and Adam Warlock appear in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie?

In the released concept art for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie we see Drax, Groot, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon and Gamora. However in the comics, Quasar and Adam Warlock are members of the Guardians ...
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Which reality is the Guardians of the Galaxy (2008) series set in?

The original Guardians of the Galaxy was set in the Earth-691 universe, according to Wikipedia. Since one of the originals comes through a fissure in space-time in the 2008 series, I assume it's not ...
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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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Why didn't Loki's staff work on Tony Stark?

In the Avengers movie, why didn't Loki's staff work on Tony Stark? My theory is that it had something to do with the Arc Reactor, given the 'clink' sound it made when Loki tapped Tony on the chest.
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Why did Tony Stark become lethargic when his arc reactor was removed?

When the arc reactor was removed from Tony's chest in the first movie, he was hardly able to move and barely made it to his lab. I thought it was just powering the electromagnet to keep the metal from ...
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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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Can Captain America be Poisoned?

In the film, Captain America says he can't get drunk, because his body processes the toxins too quickly. Can he be poisoned (or get drunk) if the concentrations are high enough so that he couldn't ...
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Where does the inorganic plasmic discharge go?

In the movie Iron Man Tony Stark and Pepper Potts have this exchange when he switches to the Mark II chest piece. Potts: Oh, there's pus! Stark: It's not pus. It's an inorganic plasmic discharge ...
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Can Asgardians deflect human weaponry or is it their weapons and technology that protects them?

In Avengers film released this year, Does this mean that Asgardians are similarly god-like a la Superman or was this the direct result of him having the scepter that gave him some sort of a shield (...
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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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Spiderman not in Avengers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the Hulk in the Avengers the same as in the other movies? Why wasn't Spiderman featured in the movie 'Avengers',even though he's an ace superhero of the Marvel Universe? ...
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What happened in Budapest?

During the Avengers movie, Black Widow mentions to Hawk Eye about Budapest: Black Widow: It's like Budapest all over again. Hawkeye: You and I remember Budapest very differently. What happened in ...
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How did the Tesseract come to Earth from Asgard?

Wikis say that the Tesseract came to Earth accidentally. How exactly, did it come to Earth?
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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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Why wasn't Erik under control from the start of Avengers: Assemble?

At the end of Thor, Erik is seen: But at the start of Avengers: And at the end it turns out he some how: How is this possible?
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Where was Loki at the beginning of the Avengers?

The post credits scene of Thor showed But at the beginning of The Avengers, Loki teleports back to Earth. Is there any indication of where was coming from or why he apparently needed the power of ...
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How does Loki's staff work?

What was the concept behind the staff that Loki used in the Avengers movie? It contained a blue crystal (presumably a part of the tesseract?) He uses it to put people like Hawkeye under a spell of ...