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What is the reference Captain America understood?

"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 ...
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Why wasn't Captain America eating in the end of The Avengers?

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....
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What is the reference Captain America understood?

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 ...
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What is the reference Captain America understood?

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 ...
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In The Avengers (2012), why does Thanos need Loki?

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 ...
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If Nick Fury and Coulson already knew about aliens (Kree and Skrull) why did they wait until Thor's appearance to start making weapons?

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 ...
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In this drawing of the Avengers, who's the guy on the right?

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: ...
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If Nick Fury and Coulson already knew about aliens (Kree and Skrull) why did they wait until Thor's appearance to start making weapons?

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 ...
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Why were Captain America and Black Widow in such a hurry to close the portal?

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 ...
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In The Avengers (2012), why does Thanos need Loki?

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....
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Why did all of the Chitauri soldiers suddenly die?

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 ...
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How did Nick Fury lose his eye and get his eye patch?

Spolier for Captain Marvel (2019)
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In The Avengers (2012), why does Thanos need Loki?

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 ...
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Did Loki know that Antonia Dreykov was alive?

Unlikely. Even with the Tesseract, MCU Loki wasn't omniscient, or psychic. He indicated that his knowledge of Natasha was based on information given to him by Clint Barton (Hawkeye), whom he'd ...
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Why were Captain America and Black Widow in such a hurry to close the portal?

Rewatching the scene in question (1:20), the nuclear explosion combined with the ships themselves exploding produced a sizable blastwave, which passed by just after the portal closes. Closing the ...
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Are these two secret projects the same?

According to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, the Project Pegasus in Captain Marvel represents an earlier stage of the same general endeavor as that shown in the first Avengers film (and ...
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Why are Loki's eyes blue in The Avengers?

Loki's eyes are actually blue. In the comics, Loki's eyes are green, but it is unclear in the films what eye colour Loki has because they seem to change from blue to green. However, the actor, Tom ...
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Why does Nick Fury say that Loki's staff is powered by the Tesseract?

Out-of-universe, I suspect they hadn't decided yet that the Tesseract or Loki's staff held an Infinity Stone. That fact raises a number of questions, not the least of which is "Why was Thanos willing ...
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What did Loki mean when he called Natasha (Black Widow) "Dreykov's daughter"?

We learn in Black Widow (2021) that General Dreykov was the man behind the 'Red Room', a clandestine super-soldier project focusing on brainwashing young girls, including the titular Black Widow. ...
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Why does Nick Fury say that Loki's staff is powered by the Tesseract?

TL;DR: Nick Fury was stating what he believed to be the truth. But yes, he was mistaken. When we first see the Tesseract in the film, it is being held in a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. facility where Dr. Erik ...
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Why didn't the nuke detonate after reaching the Stark Tower?

It was on a timer. Per the film script. TONY: I got a nuke coming in, it's gonna blow in less than a minute. And I know just where to put it. The missile detonated at precisely the right moment, ...
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Is Fury still a Colonel?

In Captain America: Civil War during the ending scene if you observe Fury's grave you will see that "Col. Nicholas J. Fury" is written.
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If Nick Fury and Coulson already knew about aliens (Kree and Skrull) why did they wait until Thor's appearance to start making weapons?

This is the timeline for the Tesseract and its use by humans: c. 1942: Red Skull recovers the Tesseract from Norway. Red Skull's HYDRA faction begins developing weapons using it as a power source. c....
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Was Bruce Banner really working on the super soldier serum?

Coulson is being truthful here. What you’ve misunderstood is what Ross is saying in The Incredible Hulk. He is saying that what they told Banner he was working on was radiation resistance when in fact ...
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Who played with the Black Widow's mind?

She’s referring to what they did to her in the Red Room. We learn a brief bit about it in Avengers: Age of Ultron and considering the small scenes we see it is very suggested that there was a lot of ...
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How did Hawkeye know that the Tesseract was able to open portals before he saw it?

We don't really know how much SHIELD did or didn't know pre-Avengers, but whatever they knew we can probably assume Hawkeye knew, since he was guarding the device and the researchers. So the question ...
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Did "The Other Guy" save Banner from the power of the Scepter?

The arguments ended because everyone noticed Banner was holding the Scepter and were unnerved by that. Hulk may have absorbed the power, I highly, highly doubt it though, but that isn’t why everyone ...
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Why did all of the Chitauri soldiers suddenly die?

Writer/Director Joss Whedon spoke to this scene in the director's commentary. In short, the goal was (from filmmaking perspective) to show that the fight was definitively over once Tony had made his ...
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What happened in Budapest?

This has been answered in the recently released Black Widow film. The spoilers will be unmarked, though they are only about the Budapest mission, as otherwise it will be too cumbersome. Proceed at ...
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How do the Chitauri "ships" propel themselves?

It has been revealed in Marvel Studios Visual Dictionary that the Chitauri Leviathan use anti gravity technology to fly. I'm not able to get a hold of a better image at the moment but this reddit post ...
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