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"Personal flying monkeys" is a reference to The Wicked Witch of the West's army in The Wizard of Oz. As a movie from 1939 (and a book published in 1900), it is a reference that Captain Rogers would have likely seen before he was frozen in 1943.


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The post-credits scene wasn't filmed until production had already completed and so the various actors had already moved onto new roles. Chris Evans had a role in Snowpiercer in which he needed a beard. As this was a quick scene and he was currently filming for Snowpiercer a prosthetic was fitted for Chris. This meant he couldn't really eat and is also why he ...


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Thor is an Avenger for a multitude of reasons. It's worth noting that the entire plot of The Avengers/Avengers Assemble is set into motion by Thor's actions in Thor. If Thor hadn't waged a war upon the Ice Giants out of pride and anger, then he never would have been banished to Earth, and Loki would have never sent the Destroyer there to kill him. Despite ...


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Flying monkeys is a reference to the Wicked Witch of the West's minions in The Wizard of Oz (1939). The joke is that the reference is so dated that Cap gets it, unlike cultural references to things he missed while frozen.


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He's not calling her "Drakov's Daughter". What he's doing is listing out her "crimes". Loki: Can you? Can you wipe out that much red? Drakov's Daughter, Sao Paulo, the hospital fire. Barton told me everything. Your ledger is dripping. It's gushing red, and you think saving a man no more virtuous than yourself will change anything?, These are all ...


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Captain America was frozen in ice from around 1943 to around 2012. so he doesn't know thousands of cultural references like "Here's Johnny", Bueller, redpill, etc. An ongoing joke in the Avengers movie is how those cultural references go right over Cap's head. He knows they are cultural references, but he doesn't know what they mean. This running joke'...


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Thanos was presumably trying to be hidden in the background until he was ready to reveal himself so he would face less opposition. Thor seems to twig onto the fact that someone is working in the background for this purpose. Thor: The Mind Stone is the fourth of the Infinity Stones to show up in the last few years. It's not a coincidence. Someone has been ...


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Because it didn't just charge him, it damaged him Re-watch that fight in the forest. The lightning super-charged the suit, but it also messed him up. His HUD was filled with static, his joints were sparking, and he seemed to have some trouble moving properly before he discharged the energy back at Thor. He even seemed to be flinching, as though he was ...


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While this isn’t a comment from Marvel, I think the films themselves avoid any discrepancy. 1. Maybe they didn't wait SHIELD doesn't start producing weapons from the Tesseract until after the events in Thor We don't know for certain when SHIELD started working on the weapons we see in The Avengers. They could have been working on them since Goose barfed up ...


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Yes. Coulson died. Joss answered this at the 2014 SXSW. From this article (emphasis mine): Acknowledging the presence of seemingly-deceased Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) on the panel – Gregg plays Leonato in the Much Ado ensemble – Whedon tried to explain how the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent returns from the dead. “I’ll tell you guys this, Heimlich,” Whedon joked, ...


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It would appear as if Fury was telling the truth to the Avengers and that research into the Tesseract was underway since SHIELD got it back at the end of Captain Marvel. However, Phase 2 itself had not started until after the events in Thor, this is backed up by Coulson who repeats what Fury said to the Avengers. Loki moves to open the chute beneath the ...


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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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Thanos and Loki had an agreement in which 2 things were covered. Loki would retrieve and hand over the Tesseract to Thanos. Thanos would supply his Chitauri army to Loki, so that Loki could conquer Midgard. The Chitauri invasion was Loki's idea, not Thanos's. It was Loki's intention to conquer Earth. Thanos was in it only for the Tesseract. This is ...


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I believe this may be an artifact of Thanos'/the Staff's control. Here is a photo of Hawkeye towards the end of the movie (after he has been released from the staff's control): His eyes appear to be brown. His eyes are colored similarly in the art for Age of Ultron And here is Hawkeye while under the control of the staff. His eyes are suddenly blue! ...


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This is addressed in the film's script. In short, the shockwave caused by the nuke and the secondary explosions of the Chitauri vessels was visible from the surface. Captain America wanted to shut the portal before it arrived. EXT. SPACE: We then see Tony's horror. AN ARMADA. The black sky is filled with what must be ninety ships in a vague cluster. Most of ...


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While we are not given any complete indication, it is a safe bet that Nick Fury did not send in attack aircraft because they were more of a threat to the civilian population than they would be an asset to the Avengers. Conventional military air support has a great deal of collateral damage involved, something Nick Fury is hoping to prevent. We see the chaos ...


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Here's what my theory is (spoiler alert if you haven't watched Captain Marvel yet): We had Captain Marvel at Earth's defense in '95. Ronan The Accuser already faced her then and fled the battleground. When Ronan came to serve Thanos, he might've told him about Captain Marvel. So, I think Thanos sent Loki only to fail. Just to scope out the situation to see ...


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The Chitauri were being used as a distraction by Loki. Loki's real objective has always been to get the Tesseract from SHIELD. Considering the powers of the Tesseract allow for the movement of resources or people from any distant location, it makes an excellent tool for infiltration, espionage or logistics. The Tesseract would be a worthwhile asset for any ...


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This was apparently explained in the pilot episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. where they depict a Chitauri neural link that Agent Grant Ward liberates from Vanchat in Paris. This S.H.I.E.L.D. evidence sheet provides more details (which, despite the numerous misspellings, seems to be an official artifact of the series). The Chitauri Neural Link is a ...


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Bruce Banner is a man with, as Tony Stark says half in jest, "breath-taking anger management issues". Although not really demonstrated all too much in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Bruce Banner is a man with multiple reasons to be angry at his own existence - he has a mostly uncontrollable monster within him at all times, he's constantly terrified ...


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The reason Loki's staff will not work on Tony has nothing to do with the ARC reactor technology per say, and everything to do with the core element of the 4th generation reactor, Vibranium. One of the main abilities of the fictional element is absorbtion of energy directed at it. This is also why Thor's mystical lightning bolt overcharges Tony's reactor to ...


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The nuclear weapon he directed through the wormhole emitted an electromagnetic pulse which should cause any electronic device to stop working. An electromagnetic pulse (commonly abbreviated EMP) is a burst of electromagnetic radiation. The abrupt pulse of electromagnetic radiation usually results from certain types of high-energy explosions, especially a ...


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The line is "The humans think us immortal. Should we test that?" Loki knows that Asgardians are not immortal. He grew up there and is quite aware of the previous Asgardian deaths, their legends and prophecies. He also knows about how much damage it would take and I'm sure the cage could deliver it. Loki was sure that Thor was going to die and was twisting ...


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In universe - Because the risk was too high. The only time when the battery life on the Iron Man armour becomes an issue during the battle of New York is when JARVIS alerts Tony that they don't have enough power to get back through the portal once they have sent the nuclear missile through it. At this stage, Tony Stark can do one of several things; Allow ...


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As you can see from this post on Joyreactor, Tony saw the Shawarma Palace (later seen at the end of the credits) during the Battle of New York. Given that the owners are cleaning up the broken glass in the background, it seems most likely that the post-post-credit scene is supposed to take place immediately after the battle (e.g. before Thor left for Asgard)...


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The question is not where Thor is from, but for whom he is fighting. The Avengers fight to protect Earth. Thor may have a special interest in protecting the world because of his girlfriend, but he already tried to protect humans in his own movie, when Loki sent the Destroyer. Also, i think Tony Stark tried to sound cool, and "Earths mightiest heroes" sounds ...


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Updated with new information from Age of Ultron; see below. I’ve left my original answer intact for people who haven’t seen the film yet, and who don’t want to be spoiled. Signs point to Yes A Marvel event on 27 Oct 2014 gave some new information about Phase 3, with film plans up to 2019. This included the next three Avengers films (incl. Age of Ultron). ...


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In The Avengers, Loki isn't dealing with Thanos, he's dealing with The Other. From the script: THE OTHER (V.O.): The Tesseract has awakened. It is on a little world. A human world. They would wield its power, ... THE OTHER (V.O.): But our ally knows its workings as they never will. He is ready to lead. And our force, our Chitauri, will follow. THE OTHER (V....


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It seems like the actual division was more due to the Avenger's relationship with each other and SHIELD's deception. However, Loki's staff was buzzing as they began arguing more and more irrationally. I think that it was giving of some kind of field which was designed to cause tension. Remember that his plan was to release the Hulk and, presumably, let ...


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Spolier for Captain Marvel (2019)


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