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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.

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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 ...
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Does Thanos's choice make any sense?

So we know from Infinity War that Thanos was collecting all the Infinity Stones to basically solve the problems brought about by overpopulation on many planets. But does it make any sense? He could'...
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Why was the Avengers movie called something different in the UK?

In the UK the movie is called "Avengers Assemble" Why was it given a different name in that market?
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Why does Doctor Strange not bind Thanos in a time loop?

Why does Doctor Strange not bind Thanos in a time loop in the same way as he did with Dormammu in the Doctor Strange movie?
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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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Banner's control of Hulk in Avengers

During the climatic battle, Banner says 'That's my secret. I'm always angry', and transforms into the Hulk. Does this imply that Banner learned how to control Hulk? If this is the case, why did he ...
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Ant-Man, shrinking, and weight

Is there a canonical explanation for how Ant-Man's weight works when he shrinks down that's consistent with the various events depicted in the film? I think the explanation given in the film is ...
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How does Vision lift Thor's hammer in Avengers: Age of Ultron?

In some scenes in Avengers: Age of Ultron Iron man, War Machine, and Captain America try to lift Thor’s hammer but they end up failing. At some point Vision lifts it easily. How can Vision lift it?
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Where was Thanos before the events of Avengers: Infinity War?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos is depicted collecting 5 of the 6 Infinity Stones relatively breezily (as an easy day's work where only for a moment do the Avengers come close to stopping him). ...
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Why cast an A-lister for Groot?

I'm currently watching Guardians of the Galaxy on Netflix and as we know, Vin Diesel played Groot. The question. What's the point? I mean. Groot has a distorted voice, only says "I'm Groot" 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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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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When is Doctor Strange actually set?

The films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) are usually set roughly around the time they are released (barring flashbacks) or at least in a chronological order congruent to their release order. ...
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How can the Scarlet Witch break the Mind Stone?

The Infinity stones have existed since the origin of the Universe. Since the Mind stone is so powerful how can the Scarlet Witch break it in Avengers: Infinity War?
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What happened to Red Skull at the end of Captain America - The First Avenger?

At the end of Captain America - The First Avenger, when Red Skull and Captain America are fighting on a plane, Red Skull holds the Tesseract in his hands. And soon a portal opens to another space ...
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Did Thanos pick them on purpose or was it random?

At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Could this be caused by Thanos' direct manipulation or does it happen without Thanos' interaction but as some random event?
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Why was the title changed to Dark Kingdom in the German release?

I just saw a trailer for Thor: The Dark World and noticed that it will be released in Germany as Thor - The Dark Kingdom. While movie titles are often changed in localized versions for various reasons ...
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What makes Ultron the person he is?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron Tony Stark and Bruce Banner use what seems to be some kind of artificial intelligence bound in the Infinity Stone from Loki's scepter to refine a global peace A.I. that Tony ...
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Does Thanos intend to exert his plan on each planet individually or the entire universe as a whole?

According to Thanos's plan in Avengers: Infinity War, which of the two statements is true: Thanos intends to kill half the population from the whole universe, randomly. or Thanos intends to ...
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How was Thanos able to defeat Hulk in Infinity War without using any stone?

In the beginning of Avengers: Infinity War we saw that Hulk started beating up Thanos easily but suddenly Thanos overpowers him. Probably, the only way that would be possible, would be because Thanos ...
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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 ...
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What happened to Jarvis at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron

Towards the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron JARVIS uploads himself into a lifeless Virbranium android. This process creates Vision. Then before the final battle we see Tony Stark uploading a program ...
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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 ...
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How can Dr. Strange use the Time Stone to do this?

In Doctor Strange (2016) there is a scene between the Ancient One and Dr. Strange with the following dialogue: Ancient One: I've spent so many years peering through time, looking at this exact ...
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How did Groot manage to raise the axe of Thor when even Hulk failed?

In Avengers Hulk tried to raise Thor's axe and failed miserably. And in Infinity-War Groot raises it and holds it for a few seconds! Is new Thor's axe made of some other light material, or is Groot ...
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Why didn't Dr Strange use his sling-ring?

As answered within this question, sling rings have no limit to their range. We know Strange has his sling ring, as their fight on Titan shows Spiderman utilising the portals to attack Thanos. Why ...
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How did the Time gem work in Dormammu's dimension?

In Doctor Strange, Kaecilius brings down all Sanctums, enabling Dormammu to attack Earth. Kaecilius describes it as a dimension/place beyond time. Also in my understanding, the time gem should be ...
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Why didn't Loki's mind control work on Tony Stark?

Right before the final fight, we see Loki and Stark discussing the terms of the upcoming battle, bantering back and forth between who will win. It is then that Loki gets the idea of turning Stark ...
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How and why did T'Challa have the Black Panther power already?

In Black Panther, during the ritual they have to strip-away T'Challa's power before he can compete with M'Baku for the throne. But, why does he have the power in the first place? Didn't he have to ...
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In MCU, Hawkeye and Black Widow talked about Budapest. What really happened in Budapest?

In The Avengers, Black Widow and Hawkeye, alongside other Avengers were in a battle which I cannot remember. However, they were distinctly talking about the Budapest being similar to the battle they ...
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How can Hela hold or break Mjolnir?

We know that Thor's hammer can be held only by those who are worthy of it. In Thor: Ragnarok, we saw Hela breaks Thor's hammer. But how is Hela worthy of it? She has evil intentions and wants to ...
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Does Thanos have any inherent superpowers without the Infinity Stones

Throughout Avengers Infinity War movie, we see Thanos fight with one or more Infinity Stones. So he's using their power to win against the Avengers. But does he have any superpowers without these ...
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Tony's Private life in Spider-Man: Homecoming

I really don't know how to do this in terms of spoilers, but here goes... After watching the end of Homecoming, it appears that Is there any in-universe explanation for this change from the way the ...
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Why Bobbi and Hunter can no longer work for S.H.I.E.L.D.?

I just watch S03E13 from Marvel Agents of Shield, Parting Shot. Even when make me very sad I understand sometime character die or leave the show. And in this case looks like they are going to be part ...
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How do Stan Lee's random appearances work in the 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 is seen ...
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The weight of the tank in Ant-Man? [duplicate]

According to the science behind becoming small and large, the sub-atomic distances are shortened or lengthened, and subsequently the small guy has a great density and his punches carry a greater force....
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What lead to the fights between Iron Man and Captain America in Captain America: Civil War?

Captain America and Iron Man both had worked together in Avengers and Avengers 2, What lead to the fights between Iron Man and Captain America in Captain America: Civil War?
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How does Captain America know about Iron Man's parents' fate?

In the climax of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Zemo showed Iron Man how his parents really died, and that the Winter Soldier was responsible. Afterwards, Iron Man asked Captain America whether ...
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How did Doctor Strange repeat the scene where he made the deal with Dormammu?

In this scene I saw that Doctor Strange was looping again and again and was repeating his dialogue again and again and Dormammu was killing him again and again. I know that Doctor Strange had done ...
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Why didn't Ant-Man become relatively weaker as he grew?

At one point during the fight in Captain America: Civil War Ant-Man increases his size instead of decreases. I know that Ant-Man keeps his strength when he shrinks, hence relatively he becomes ...
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Why didn't Dr. Strange create a portal to cut off Thanos' hand? [closed]

There are so many "Why didn't Dr. Strange" questions related to the Thanos fight. But I wondered, when they fought Thanos and tried to pull off the gauntlet, why didn't Strange just create and close ...
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Why should Bucky know Black Widow specifically?

In the movie Captain America: Civil War, Black Widow told Bucky: "You could at least recognise me". What does that mean? Did they know each other during WWII?
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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 ...
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What happened to Loki in the Dark World?

In Thor: The Dark World, Thor, Loki and Jane are in the dark elves world. Thor is in a fight and Loki saves him by impaling the foe with a blade. The enemy then grabs Loki and stabs him with the ...
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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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Where was Valkyrie?

There are a lot of discussions happening presently regarding the opening of Infinity War, and specifically the absence of Valkyrie from the Asgardian refugee ship. Tessa Thompson, who plays the ...
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Why didn't he get the power of Mjolnir?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, In the comics, whoever holds Mjolnir, gets the power of Thor, too. Why doesn't it happen in the movie?
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When exactly does Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 take place in the MCU?

Some people say Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 takes place a few months after the first one (2014), which means before Civil War. If that's the case,
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Does Marvel universe have more than 9 realms?

In Thor: Ragnarok, Hela refers Odin stopped at 9th realm while they were conquering all that there is, and she says that Odin banished her after that. Does that mean that there is more to the ...
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How do HYDRA get the Leviathan to Strucker's base?

At the start of the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie, the Avengers are on a mission, attempting to retrieve Loki's staff from HYDRA. They're attacking a castle which is a HYDRA base run by Strucker and ...