The fictional movie universe in which all superhero films independently produced by Marvel Studios take place.

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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 The 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 ...
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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 ...