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The film's writers addressed this point in an interview with HuffPo. In brief, Hawkeye kept paying for the phone and had it on charge because turning it off and cancelling the billing would be tantamount to admitting (to himself) that his wife was dead and gone for good. Markus suggested Hawkeye was keeping the service running and cellphone charged in “the ...


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The recording was done prior to Boseman's death with at least some of the last sessions over Zoom calls. It was the last production he voiced. [Chadwick] really enjoyed the idea of being able to play this slightly different version of T’Challa. The events are so extremely different, but the galaxy doesn’t change T’Challa; T’Challa changes the galaxy. There ...


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The one possible reference that I noticed (and also found to be referenced on the internet) about Stan Lee was in Episode 7: Breaking the fourth Wall. In the episode’s opening theme, a license plate is shown (image below) with a six-digit number on top 122822. This is possibly a nod to Stan Lee's birthday which is on December 28th, 1922 (written 12/28/1922 ...


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It appears to be a T206 Honus Wagner baseball card (or perhaps a reissue/reprint/variation). It is an incredibly rare baseball card, with only an estimated 60 still in existence. They're considered one of the most valuable (and most famous) baseball cards in the world, with some cards having been sold in auctions for millions of dollars ($5.2 million!). The ...


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Presumably this is referring to Skywalker Sound, the company behind the sound on Guardians of the Galaxy. See their project page for reference. Note that "SKYWALKER" will just be their watermark which is the same as the "PROPERTY OF MARVEL" watermark used for the same reasons.


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Yes, "Thanos" is indeed derived from the name "Thanatos", the name of the Freudian concept of death drive (which in turn is named after the Thanatos of myth), according to Vulture: While attending a psychology class in junior college in order to woo a woman, Starlin had become briefly acquainted with the Freudian concept of Thanatos, ...


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I believe that would go to both Captain America (Steve Rogers) and Bucky Barnes who both premiered in Captain America Comics Issue 1 that was released in March 1941. Click image to enlarge. Interestingly, the next debut of an MCU character in Marvel Comics that I can find I think is actually Jimmy Woo (Ant-Man and the Wasp, WandaVision) who debuted in ...


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Strange is yet to become the Sorcerer Supreme in the MCU. At the end of Doctor Strange he has been made Master of the New York sanctum. The Ancient One: You defended the New York Sanctum from attack. With its Master gone, it needs another, Master Strange. Doctor Strange It is later spelled out for us at the end of the film that the Sorcerer Supreme "...


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Throg Throg can be a few things but there is the main 616 version where it is actually Thor who has been turned into a frog. The label on the jar here is a reference to this version as the first appearance was in Thor Issue 365. Click image to enlarge. Of interest is that apparently there was a scene shot, that was ultimately cut, back in the Time Theater ...


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It was indeed a “test” for Thor to see if he would become worthy and so worthy to rule Asgard and return. We get a hint at this later on when Odin is talking to Frigga about it. Frigga: You can bring him back. Odin: No. His fate is in his own hands now. Thor To me this reads as Odin saying it’s up to Thor to change his ways and become worthy. Plus he casts ...


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Firstly, the Flag Smashers and John Walker all took the same version of the serum. This version was developed using "semi-stable traces of serum", I believe from Isaiah. Dr Nagel says that he developed it so it would be more subtle and not change the physical appearance. Dr Nagel: They had blood samples from an American test subject with semi-...


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According to confidential files obtained by Steve Rogers in Captain America Vol. 5 #11, the comicbook version of Barnes was selected to be the Winter Soldier for two primary reasons. Firstly, Vasily Karpov -- the head of the department directly overseeing the project -- liked the idea of turning an "American symbol" back against Russia's enemies. ...


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This is Erik Stevens (N'Jadaka), AKA Killmonger, you'll note that his vest has his name on it: We saw him in Black Panther where he wore very similar clothes to what we see in the trailer. An article on The Illuminerdi has some details on this story, click through to see the full thing: Our sources have informed us that Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Stevens/...


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It IS Hawkeye, depicting his Ronin character from Avengers: Endgame. According to Screenrant, it is an Easter Egg revealing Hawkeye’s future transformation into Ronin: Clint Barton skipped Avengers: Infinity War only to return as Ronin in Endgame, but his transformation was teased as early as Spider-Man: Homecoming. The transformation of Hawkeye into Ronin ...


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No one in particular1 The actress that plays the character is Nicole Alexandra Shipley and here is the MCU wiki page for her. She only appears in Guardians of the Galaxy and only in Stan Lee's cameo where she is credited as "Pretty Xandarian". So, as of yet, she's a nobody in the MCU. 1. Disclaimer: so far she is no one in particular but that ...


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I believe that is Dr. Strange with the look he had in the comics circa 1996, the year the game was released. Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Vol 1 #82 This page lists him as having a cameo in the game. Strange also had a supporting role in the various Infinity Gem-related mini-series' published during the 1990s, such as Infinity Gauntlet and Infinity War, ...


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The apartment in Spider-Man: Far From Home is not the same as the one from Captain America: Civil War I believe. However, it is a different one and they do explain this in the film. May and Peter were both Snapped and so when they Blipped back they lost their home and had to move. This is part of the reason May starts the charity she does. May: When I ...


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WandaVision down to its bare roots is a show about Wanda overcoming the grief, loss and trauma she has suffered her whole life. She lost her parents at a very young age, then lost her twin brother, her only other family in the world. Not long after that she gets a new family but that is ripped apart with them at each others throats. She then loses Vision, ...


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A big theme, perhaps the biggest, of the show is whether or not anyone actually has free will or the capacity to make their own decisions. Given the direction the show went in then it would appear to be the case that you do. It's just that should you make a decision against the Sacred Timeline, what He Who Remains deems to be the proper flow of time, you'll ...


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The core, or Tesseract, was never in the ship that was shot down by Yon-Rogg and later blown up by Carol. Rather, the ship used an engine that was developed using the Tesseract as its power source. This is made a bit clearer later on when talking to Talos: Talos: She wanted you to help us find the core. Carol: Well, I already destroyed it. Talos: No, you ...


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Once she joins S.H.I.E.L.D. Black Widow is used more as a codename than anything else, similar to Hawkeye for Clint. We see this in this image of a screen with S.H.I.E.L.D. mission details. However, the name was originally earned by her for becoming a top level spy and assassin. There's some hints to this in the films such as at the beginning of The ...


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Within the show, it's been repeatedly stated that she's a variant of Loki. MOBIUS: Here's the deal. When we get out on the branch, we're not just looking for a Time Criminal. We're looking for a Loki. A variation of this guy. A type we should all be very familiar with, because the TVA has pruned a lotta these guys, almost more than any other Variant. And no ...


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Just after Thor returns to Asgard, he stumbles upon a play being performed to "Odin" (disguised Loki). The actor playing the actor portraying Loki is Matt Damon.


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I'll answer as best I can with the information available to me at the moment and that is simply that we don't know. The wiki page for the EXO-7 Falcon wings says "impact-resistant carbon fiber material" but offers no citation to back this up. There isn't really anything in the films themselves as to what they could be. We do see the file on the EXO-...


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I don't know of any explicit canon reason given for his name but I may as well turn my comment into an answer. Taskmaster's real name is Tony (Anthony really but everyone calls him Tony like Stark) Masters. On top of that his power is photographic reflexes, or that he can watch someone do something and be able to copy them instinctively, up to a point: no ...


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According to the Guidebook to the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Marvel's Thor, Odin tossed Mjolnir to Earth after Thor, so that it'd be available to him when he'd learned humility. Declaring Thor unworthy of Asgard and his title, power, and family, Odin stripped Thor of his armor and his hammer Mjolnir, and exiled Thor to Earth. Enchanting Mjolnir to be ...


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Thanos went to Titan because he had a rendezvous with the Black Order to collect the Infinity Stones from them. Thanos: There are two more Stones on Earth. Find them, my children, and bring them to me on Titan. Avengers: Infinity War It's only when he gets to Titan and Strange is there and not Cull that he realises he must go collect those two Stones ...


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The director for WandaVision, Matt Shakman, said in an interview for ScreenRant that there is at least one reference to Stan Lee: a license plate. Matt Shakman: I mean, there certainly are some that folks have noticed that are important. A certain license plate, perhaps, in an opening title recently. We have to honor Stan Lee, of course. But we were very ...


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This was explained early on in the story. It was stated there were more people alive than ever died and Mistress Death considered that a ‘cosmic imbalance’. She chose Thanos to fix this. He learned of the Infinity Gems and decided they were the tool to use, and used them in a way he thought would please her. Infinity Gauntlet #1


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Episode 1, "Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience" This is the Toast Mate advert, the Toast Mate is made by Stark Industries. When it's working the light on the front flashes faster and faster with a corresponding beep. This is certainly a reference to the Stark bomb that was defective that hit their home but never went off. Pietro Maximoff: We ...


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