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Why is Rocket Raccoon obsessed with artificial body parts?

In Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket asks Peter Quill to retrieve a prisoner's leg and he also attempts to get Ravager's cybernetic eye later in the movie. What's with his obsession for artificial body ...
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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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What is the significance of the number 12 in the MCU?

There are various different uses of the number 12 across the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Does it have any significance at all or is it a running gag?
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If Scarlet Witch of MCU has the ability to fly, why didn't she attempt to fly earlier?

Apparently Scarlet Witch does have the ability to fly. She's clearly levitating in this particular scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron which I didn't notice until I watched AoU for the 4th time today. ...
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How did Ultron come to be in the Sceptre?

Once The Avengers bring back the Sceptre from Strucker's facility, Tony (and JARVIS) start running some diagnostics on it. Eventually, they find some kind of AI (Artificial Intelligence) residing ...
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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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Agents of Shield: looking for clues for its impact

It has become clear that events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe can have direct influences in Agents of Shield. I'm interested in the influence in the reverse direction. That is, I consider the ...
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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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Are there any details about the contract that Aaron Taylor-Johnson signed to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Aaron Taylor-Johnson was cast as Pietro Maximoff, AKA Quicksilver in the sequel to The Avengers/Avengers Assemble, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Most actors/actresses sign multi-picture contracts when ...
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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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How does Captain America's shield bounce?

In the first Captain America movie Howard Stark says "Vibranium. It's stronger than steel and a third of the weight. It's completely vibration absorbent." If the shield completely absorbs vibrations, ...
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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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How to sort Marvel Cinematic Universe hero movies into a chronological order?

If I wanted to watch all released Marvel heroes movies 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 nice ...
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Is J.A.R.V.I.S. the Vision? [duplicate]

So...me and my friend have been arguing ever since Avengers: Age of Ultron was released. He thinks that Vision is literally just Jarvis in a new body. But I disagree. I think that Vision is an ...
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How did Thor know the Power stone was in play?

It's pretty obvious that Thor would know about the Tesseract, Aether and the Mind Stone, since he physically came into contact with all three and was instrumental in securing them. However, the Power ...
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How was Age of Ultron's post-credit scene even possible?

At the end of the Avengers: Age of Ultron there is that end credits scene where Thanos picks up the infinity gauntlet and walks off. Where did he get this? We all know that this will lead to him ...
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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 ...
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Is Captain America captain of the Avengers team?

Is Captain America captain of the Avengers team? I am saying this because Captain America takes most decisions and once in Avengers: Age of Ultron Tony Stark mentions that he is just the financier and ...
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What would have to happen to merge the Spider-man franchise and the Avengers franchise?

The two franchises are held by two separate companies. One, Sony, holds the rights to Spider-man 4-7, and are obliged to continue this line or give up the rights to the movies. The other, Marvel ...
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What were the other A.I. chips and whom are they referring to?

In Age of Ultron, Iron man selected the FRIDAY chip from the rest for the replacement of J.A.R.V.I.S I was clearly able to find out references to Jocasta and FRIDAY. What are the rest of the chips ...
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Isn't the Quicksilver from Avengers 2 the same as the Quicksilver from X-Men: Days of Future Past?

According to the X-Men series he is a mutant. But in the Avengers 2 he is depicted as having received his powers through a Hydra experiment. There are talks in the X-Men about how he is the son of ...
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Death of a specific character in Age Of Ultron

After watching Avengers: Age Of Ultron, I was wondering whether the motives behind the death towards the end of the movie had anything to do with the fact that Fox owns the rights for X-Men, and ...
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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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Will the Vision only feature in Avengers movies? [closed]

Will the Vision have a standalone movie? Will he feature in other films, e.g. Iron Man or Thor?
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Why no Marvel One-Shot for The Winter Soldier?

Marvel Cinematic Universe movieswere coming with Marvel one shots from Thor onward and they were a pretty much successful and talked about thing. But why did no Marvel one shot come with Captain ...
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Regarding Age of Ultron's post-credit scene

The movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have established the common procedure to place little scenes after and during the credits sequence, in order to hint at future movies or to give hardcore ...
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Why are the Infinity stones different in appearance?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, we see the Infinity Stones as normal stones when the Collector explains about them to the team. But we know how different they are in the present Marvel cinematic ...
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Do I need to watch Agents of SHIELD before watching Agent Carter or Daredevil?

I was just wondering if I need to watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe television shows in order of airing. I haven't watched Agents of SHIELD - would I miss out on anything if I went ahead and watched ...
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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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Value of Currency in Guardians of the Galaxy

In Guardians of the Galaxy, they make many references to "units", which is their currency. For example, Quill's bounty was 30,000 units and the fee to recover the orb was worth 4,000,000 units. But ...
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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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Why has the role of Bruce Banner been played by different actors in the three films that Hulk has appeared in?

Hulk (2003) Eric Bana Bruce Banner The Incredible Hulk (2008) Edward Norton Bruce Banner The Avengers (2012) Mark Ruffalo Bruce Banner Is there any reason why different actors are used in different ...
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What are the details of the recent agreement between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios?

It was recently announced that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have come to an agreement whereby each of them will share the film rights to the characters relating to Spiderman. What are the details ...
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Where does Guardians of the Galaxy fit into the MCU timeline?

The film starts in 1988, this much we know. When Yondu points out that he made sure his crew didn't eat Peter, Quill remarks that "For Twenty years you've been throwing that back in my face!" If ...
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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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Was Loki's spear manipulating the Avengers?

While the entire group was on the heli-carrier (or whatever it's called) everyone was in Banner and Stark's lab, and they began arguing, some making rather uncharacteristic remarks. The fight ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...