The fictional universe in which all films and TV shows independently produced by Marvel Studios take place.

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How does Groot spread light?

In Guardians of the Galaxy Groot threw something in the dark that spreads light: What are these? Are these fireflies? Or something else? How does Groot (a walking tree) throw those lights? How are ...
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Agents of Shield: looking for clues for its impact

Edit: I rewrote my original post using Napoleon Wilson's edit, hoping this question is reopened. It has become clear that events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe can have direct influences in Agents ...
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Why does HYDRA have such inefficient lab coats?

In Agents of SHIELD S02E03, Jemma Simmons is shown working for HYDRA in their scientific labs. Only, the lab coat she's wearing is black! What I don't get is, aren't lab coats white to easily ...
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Why does Ronan want to destroy this planet/race?

[Source] Ronan the Accuser is the main villain in Guardians of the Galaxy. Even though the Kree and the Xandarians have signed a peace treaty, Ronan (who is a Kree) seems hellbent on destroying ...
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Why Disney/Marvel doesn't have rights for Badoon?

Badoon's story got stripped away from Guardians of the Galaxy film (2014) and Wikipedia say’s Badoon film rights belonged to 20th Century Fox. But how, as per my knowledge Kree more belongs to ...
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Why was Ronan/Thanos not interested in the other Infinity Stone in possession of The Collector?

Both the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy seem to spin around the 6 Infinity Stones. In Thor: The dark world, the Aether is given to the Collector. He explicitly says "One down, five to ...
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Why don't Marvel movies stick to canon?

It seems strange that Marvel allows liberties to be taken with established events and stories while making its movies. Why does it do this? Why don't they get script writers to stick to the comic book ...
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Where did the name “Guardians of the Galaxy” come from?

In the film, I noticed the name to be used for the first time by Ronan after the crash landing, talking to the group. Later, Peter says something like “I guess we really are Guardians of the Galaxy”. ...
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What is Black Widow's service record?

During Captain America: The Winter Soldier a number of details about Black Widow are disclosed. Firstly, that she was born in 1984, making her 30 years old during the events of CA:TWS Secondly, that ...
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How to sort Marvel Cinematic Universe hero movies into a chronological order?

If I wanted to watch all the currently released Marvel heroes in a chronological order, how would I need to watch them? I am not referring to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D TV series (although it would be ...
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What were Garrett and Coulson drawing?

In the season finale of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D we saw Garrett was drawing something like a universe or multiverse like thing. Later Coulson saw that and inspired to draw again in wall. So what was ...
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Which Marvel character are they talking about?

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when they mention future threat for Hydra like Bruce Banner and other names (or references), they said something like "some guy from Egypt". Which character are ...
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Examining the limits of the MCU?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is defined as a transmedia franchise, in that it seeks to push unified content fluidly across different mediums, but prioritizes the Live Action depiction of its ...
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Was Nick Fury treated with GH-325?

During Captain America: The Winter Soldier... Nick Fury recovers from multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen within a relatively short space of time. Whilst we are shown him in an injured but stable ...
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Have there been other cinematic crossovers like the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

I know this has been covered very similarly in this question, but as opposed to just cross-overs, have there been other attempts at creating a cinematic universe? Freddy vs Jason, Aliens vs Predator, ...
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Are there any more instances of MCU characters crossing over into Non Marvel Entertainment properties?

So according to the Marvel Multiverse (the different universes the various Marvel franchises operate their characters within), the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU, where the live action films take ...
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What is the significance behind the MCU's numerical designation?

Each Marvel 'continuity' is assigned a designation that indicates its 'Universe Number'. These are used to distinguish different (and often concurrent) timelines across comic books, television ...
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Do Marvel Studios share the same Mode of Production as Marvel Comics?

I know Marvel Comics have a fairly notorious process of development, with Bullpen Bulletins outlining the methodology of the brain trust over the years. It seems little has been published/revealed ...
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Who are S.H.I.E.L.D accountable to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

I always thought S.H.I.E.L.D to be a clandestine organisation, claiming autonomy from any specific state or sovereignty, but the Agents of SHIELD episode 'The Asset' has thrown some doubt over whether ...
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When does Fox's licence on the X-Men run out?

Is there any evidence of Fox and Marvel coming to an agreement for characters from both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the X-Men franchise to appear in each other's films? If not, when does Fox's ...
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Does Captain America possess superhuman strength in the MCU?

  In the episode The Bridge (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) superhuman Mike Peterson pushes a bulldozer across a football field. Afterwards Mike and his trainer exchange these words: ...
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What is the meaning of the cameo of the Infinity Gauntlet in Thor?

In Thor (2011) we see a cameo appearance of the Infinity Gauntlet. But after watching Thor: The Dark World, it is made clear that Tesseract and Aether are the infinity gems. So what are the stones ...
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Where does Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline?

Is it ever made clear officially what the timeline of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is and where Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D falls on it?
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In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Extremis shown is a post Iron Man 3 version of virus or pre?

In the first episode it is indicated that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. happens after The Avengers, but the first episode also has Extremis in it. So is it a pre Iron Man 3 version of Extremis or post? I ...
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Why does Loki look like an Asgardian?

Given Loki is an orphan from Jotunheim not a child of Asgard why would he look like his adopted family? The Frost Giants are not portrayed as looking human, does the fact that he was adopted change ...
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Is S.H.I.E.L.D. aware of the X-Men?

In the most recent episode of the show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "Girl in the Flower Dress", it is revealed that S.H.I.E.L.D. has a "short list" of individuals with various powers, such as the man in ...
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Was Coulson dead or near-dead? Is Tahiti a metaphor?

In Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Coulson makes repeated references to his having been brought back from the dead after having been stabbed by Loki. Wasn't he confirmed dead in Avengers? Or ...
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Does Marvel have full filming rights for all characters in Avengers Multiverse?

In upcoming Marvel film Avengers: Age of Ultron, they are using Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, characters which are Mutants (X-Men). So has Fox agreed for the characters to be used or Marvel and Fox ...
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How did the Tesseract end up in Norway during the events of Captain America?

The film opens with Red Skull breaking into a church and stealing a hidden Tesseract. But why was it there in the first place? Is there a possibility it was a gift to the vikings by Odin himself? ...
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How did Captain America survive being frozen for 70 years in ice?

With a metabolism 4X the average human's, the notion that his body wouldn't have wasted away doesn't make sense. Did the comics provide any explanation for how he was able to survive?
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Why was S.H.I.E.L.D. noticeably missing from Iron Man 3?

I thought Iron Man 3 felt a little odd without any presence from S.H.I.E.L.D. (Director Nick Fury and company). The US President is kidnapped and they're not concerned? So why didn't they appear?
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Where was the Hulk during the events of Iron Man 3?

After the Avengers, Tony Stark drives off with the Hulk, hinting at them working together. There were references in between the movie where Stark offers Bruce Banner a chance to work with him. Also ...
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Is the kid a reference to another Marvel hero?

The kid Harley Keener played a pretty important role in Iron Man 3. To me it sort of seemed that the movie was hinting that he was going to be another hero, maybe from the Iron Man universe, maybe ...
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Where did Iron Man 2 take place?

During Iron Man 2, the Stark Expo is pretty clearly modeled on the New York World's Fair grounds. Tony and Happy are able to drive from Stark Expo to Washington D.C. in a few hours (at most, ...
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How does stan lee's random appearance work in Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Stan lee's cameo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are as follows - In Iron Man (2008) Stan lee appears with three blonds to resemble Hugh Hefner. In The Incredible Hulk (2008), Lee ...