Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [marvel-cinematic-universe]

Use this tag for questions that are related to the fictional universe in which all films and TV shows independently produced by Marvel Studios take place.

0
votes
0answers
23 views

How did the Tesseract end up with Mar Vell? [duplicate]

In the end of Captain America, Tony Stark's father retrieves the Tesseract. In Captain Marvel we are shown that Lady Marvel was working with the Tesseract. How does the Tesseract go from Mr.Stark to ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Why coudn't Captain America lift Thor's hammer? [duplicate]

"You're all not worthy"....These are thor's words after everyone tried to lift the hammer during the party. But Steve Rogers was able to move it a bit. So why isn't he worthy of lifting the hammer?
8
votes
2answers
528 views

Why doesn't Tony Stark get hurt by the inside of his Iron Man suit?

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe Tony Stark repeatedly falls from a great height. Tony survives! Tony gets hit by a rocket. Tony survives! But that is from the outside. But how does the Iron Man suit ...
33
votes
2answers
23k views

Why is Surtur so easily beaten by Thor compared to when Hela fights him?

In the introduction of "Thor: Ragnarok" we are introduced to Thor locked up in chains and Surtur on a throne. Obviously Thor doesn't resist as he tries to get Surtur to spill the beans but eventually ...
17
votes
4answers
8k views

Are there any more Asgardians?

In the opening scenes of Infinity War, Thanos and the Black Order Of course, we learned during Thor:Ragnarok that not all Asgardians are necessarily on Asgard (Valkyrie was living on Sakaar, after ...
8
votes
1answer
363 views

How did Vers confirm that Nick Fury was human?

Early in the Captain Marvel movie, Carol Danvers (going by the name ‘Vers’) crashes to earth and fights off a Skrull attack, thus convincing the young(ish) Nick Fury that she is not from Earth. ...
27
votes
5answers
10k views

What is Tony Stark injecting into himself in Iron Man 3?

In the beginning of Iron Man 3 (2013), Tony injects something into his forearm. He then attempts to get his suit to come to him. After it fails, he licks his arm, rubs it and tries again, at which ...
-16
votes
1answer
314 views

Who is the guy holding a big axe in “Captain Marvel”? Does he have any connection to anything else?

I just watched Captain Marvel and was confused and didn’t know who this guy with a big axe is. Is there any connections to a movie like Guardians of the Galaxy?
10
votes
1answer
4k views

Why does Surtur say that Thor is Asgard's doom?

At the beginning of Thor: Ragnarok Surtur tells Thor, "I am Asgard's doom and so are you". Isn't Thor the good guy? Then why does Surtur say this?
2
votes
0answers
189 views

Why does Skrull's clothing not return to their original form when they die?

How come when a Skrull dies they change back to their natural form but their clothing does not? In Captain Marvel, when Fury crashes the car, a Skrull dies and changes back to their original form ...
4
votes
2answers
325 views

What is the history of the Tesseract in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, taking into account the events of 'Captain Marvel'?

The 'Captain Marvel' movie is set in the 1990s, injecting into the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). A key plot point is the use of the Tesseract as (once again) a power source. The ...
7
votes
2answers
408 views

Is Carol Danvers called Captain Marvel in universe

So I'll start by saying Brie Larson's Carol Danvers is Captain Marvel and we should all call her that. My question is though is the title diegetic? Can we expect anyone in the movies to call her that?...
1
vote
1answer
198 views

Travel in Quantum Realm in Ant-Man and the Wasp

From the movie Ant-Man we know that Janet Van Dyke got inside the missile which was lost in the sea. The duo undertook many S.H.I.E.L.D. operations, until a mission in 1987 to disarm a Soviet ...
1
vote
0answers
74 views

What is the MCU film “Critical Path” to get proper backstory before watching Avengers: Endgame? [duplicate]

I'm a casual Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film fan and have probably watched about a third of the MCU films that came out since Iron Man (2008). Is there a "Critical Path" of MCU films I should ...
4
votes
3answers
574 views

Why did they name the movie “Captain Marvel”?

Why did they choose the title to be "Captain Marvel"? Firstly Carol Danvers was a pilot. And Captain is a rank in the Army. I understand the title "Captain America" because Steve was in the Army and ...
2
votes
1answer
292 views

Why can't Skrulls heal?

In Captain Marvel Skrulls have the ability to completely replicate an entire being's DNA structure. In the movie there were many times when a Skrull got injured or even killed. Assuming that this ...
8
votes
2answers
1k views

Why did everyone call the organization S.H.I.E.L.D in Captain Marvel?

There was a fun running gag in Iron Man (2008) where Agent Coulson keeps calling his organization the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division. Pepper Potts says that's ...
4
votes
1answer
338 views

How is Iron Man communicating with the others on Titan?

In Avengers: Infinity War Star Lord is implanted with a translator. But how are Iron Man and Spiderman able to communicate with others on Titan...
8
votes
4answers
6k views

How did Janet Van Dyne survive in the Quantum Realm?

I am asking the question that the OP here started to but doesn't quite at the end. Janet Van Dyne was lost in the Quantum Realm for 30 years. In those years, she gained certain abilities. These ...
29
votes
2answers
10k views

Why don't MCU characters ever seem to have language issues?

We've seen more than a few MCU characters visit Earth (or people from Earth talking with MCU characters off-Earth), but no one has (to my memory) had language issues. When Thor first visits Earth, he ...
13
votes
1answer
6k views

What does C-53 signify?

In Captain Marvel, the Kree refer to Earth as planet C-53. Does this number signify anything or is it a randomized number assigned to Earth?
2
votes
1answer
433 views

What happened to Captain Marvel's cat?

Captain Marvel's cat, Goose, is a Flerken, and maybe one of the deadliest aliens the MCU’s ever seen. What happened to Goose after the events of Captain Marvel? Nick Fury has kept him in this office. ...
5
votes
1answer
450 views

Why is Carol unable to understand English?

After Carol Danvers (still going as Vers) crashes into the Blockbuster, she meets a security guard who has trouble understanding her so she asks to herself if her "universal translator" is working. ...
54
votes
4answers
9k views

Was Thanos really committed or just a hypocrite?

The title is extremely vague, because this question contains HEAVY spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War, specifically the very last scenes of the movie. I can't reasonably put the entire question in ...
8
votes
1answer
307 views

Where does Goose even come from, was he Danvers’ pet before the incident?

Goose the cat from Captain Marvel is odd to me... He's really a Flerken, a weird alien that looks like a cat, so why would Danvers have an alien pet? Maybe Marr-Vell gave it to her? Seems unlikely ...
11
votes
1answer
351 views

“What is given, can be taken away” says Yonn Rogg

Given that Carol Danvers is infused with the energy from the Tesseract or Space Stone in Captain Marvel, why does Yonn Rogg claim that her powers can be taken away? Or was this just an attempt by the ...
5
votes
1answer
360 views

How do Skrulls create clothing?

As mentioned in Captain Marvel and here, Skrulls have the ability to copy anyone's DNA structure and replicate it in their bodies. In the movie we see that they replicate clothing as well. Given that ...
8
votes
1answer
414 views

When does the second Captain Marvel post-credits scene take place?

In the second post-credit scene of Captain Marvel, we see When does this happen in the MARVEL timeline? (Some time before The Avengers, I believe?)
7
votes
1answer
433 views

What is a Flerken?

What exactly is a Flerken in Captain Marvel? How does it swallow things much bigger than itself? Where do they originate from? Do they show up anywhere else in the MCU?
8
votes
3answers
633 views

Why did Thor not aim for the arm holding the gauntlet?

I think it's been enough time for this to not be a spoiler about Avengers: Infinity War. But still, So, at the end(ish) I understand, to a point, why didn't Thor go for his head (in Thor's logic ...
25
votes
1answer
2k views

Was Stan Lee's cameo in Captain Marvel computer generated?

About half-way through Captain Marvel we see a cameo of the late Stan Lee. Was this scene computer generated, or was it real?
5
votes
1answer
4k views

Why did Fury lose his eye this way?

In Captain Marvel we see that the cat hurts Nick Fury, but they were both on the same team. Was this an accident or did the cat think it is funny?
1
vote
1answer
168 views

Was “Adam” referred to somewhere, beside GOTG 2?

The post-credit scene in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 introduces Adam (Warlock?) Is he mentioned anywhere else in the MCU?
2
votes
1answer
1k views

What species are Mar Vell and Yon Rogg? [duplicate]

In the MCU when we see the Kree they have blue skin and blue blood, such as Yon Rogg's team and Ronan the Accuser. However when we see Yon Rogg and Mar Vell they don't have blue skin but rather more ...
14
votes
1answer
392 views

How did S.H.I.E.L.D lose ownership of this item?

At the end of Captain America: The First Avenger we see Howard Stark's team recover the Tesseract from the ocean floor. in Captain Marvel we learn that the power source to the Lightspeed Engine Mar ...
12
votes
2answers
433 views

Why does Fury blame Thor?

In The Avengers Fury explains that the reason why S.H.I.E.L.D was making weapons with the Tesseract was because of Thor's fight with The Destroyer and the sudden realization that there were aliens and ...
12
votes
3answers
9k views

Why does Bruce Banner know so much about Thanos?

At the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War, Bruce Banner's first words after this are "Thanos is coming". This is surprising in itself as he was the Hulk until then, and in Thor: Ragnarok he ...
10
votes
2answers
3k views

How did Nick Fury lose his left eye?

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Nick Fury and Captain America have the following conversation. Steve Rogers: Soldiers trust each other, that's what makes it an army. Not a bunch of guys ...
8
votes
4answers
1k views

How did Nick Fury know that it's time to call Captain Marvel?

Nick Fury didn't know that Thanos was on Earth, have all the infinity stones and snapped. Just by looking at Maria Hill getting "dusted", how can he know that it's time to call Captain Marvel? He ...
14
votes
2answers
7k views

Where was Karl Mordo in Infinity War?

Karl Mordo was a huge role in Doctor Strange and there's no explanation for where he was in Avengers: Infinity War. If Wong was there Karl should have been too.
15
votes
3answers
36k views

Why didn't Doctor Strange use the Time Stone to prevent Thanos from claiming other Infinity Stones?

In the MCU, the Time Stone allows the user to travel through and freeze time. In Infinity War, why didn't Doctor Strange use it to go back to each stone's location before Thanos got them and take ...
11
votes
0answers
316 views

Why did Gamora appear to Thanos as her younger self?

We now know that the final scene in Avengers: Infinity War where Gamora asks her father Thanos "what did it cost" and Thanos responds with "Everything" happens in the soul world as the Russo Brothers ...
24
votes
5answers
7k views

Is Captain America back with Iron Man and the Avengers?

In Spider-Man: Homecoming while Happy (Jon Favreau) is loading the plane at Avengers Tower he mentions a "prototype of Cap's new shield". Does that mean Captain America is back with the Avengers and ...
27
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
29
votes
2answers
6k views

Does the upcoming film with Venom take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Venom is an upcoming Sony film. Sony's last Spider-man film (Spider-man: Homecoming) also exists in the same universe as Marvel/Disney films called Marvel Cinematic Universe. But there is no clear ...
13
votes
9answers
25k views

If Dr Strange knew the outcome why did he put up the fight?

Dr. Strange uses the Time Stone to see like a lot of possibilities (don't remember exact number) and says that, in only one of them do the avengers win. When Thanos is about to kill Iron Man, Dr. ...
25
votes
3answers
22k views

What does Thanos mean when he says to Iron Man that he's “not the only one cursed with knowledge”?

Thanos says to Iron Man, You are not the only one with the curse of knowledge. Does this imply that Thanos is very knowledgeable as well like Iron Man? I didn't quite get those words of Thanos.
-4
votes
1answer
236 views

Where did Star Lord get his boot engines from and how do they work?

It seems, that Star Lord from the Guardians of the Galaxy just couldn't use simple engines, because he has no space for a lot of fuel. One thing left is a nuclear reactor. Did he steal them from Stark,...
16
votes
7answers
12k views

Why did Dr. Strange make the comment “You look more like a Thanos”?

When Thanos arrived at Titan Dr. Strange said "You look more like a Thanos" as if he had seen him for the first time. On the contrary Dr.Strange went ahead in time to see the possible outcomes and he ...
9
votes
5answers
1k views

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 timeline ...