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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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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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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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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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Why does Thanos need *all* the infinity stones?

A large part of the events surrounding Avengers: Infinity War involve Thanos acquiring all six of the infinity stones to enact his one goal. The six are (relevant excerpts from the wiki): Power:...
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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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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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What does War Machine's “Canopy! Canopy!” line mean in “Avengers: Endgame”?

In Avengers: Endgame after Thanos arrives and destroys the Avengers base, we see War Machine yell out, "Canopy! Canopy! Canopy!" This appears to be a command which releases him from his suit and ...
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Why is it so easy to become king of Wakanda?

In Black Panther, during the initial ceremony, Zuri asks whether anybody wants to challenge T'Challa for the throne. He asks each tribe, and then asks the public in general. If anybody wants to ...
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Why is Vision so weak?

Why does Vision appear so weak in the Avengers - Infinity War movie? I mean, he doesn't even fight most of the time. If I remember correctly in Age Of Ultron, Vision appeared to be a very strong ...
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Why did Dormammu keep his promise?

Dr. Strange made a deal with Dormammu: he would break the time loop he trapped himself and Dormammu in, in exchange Dormammu has to leave earth alone and take his zealots with him. Why would a ...
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Why did Tony Stark use a normal flip phone?

Tony Stark aka Iron Man is one of the richest character in MCU. Each time he shows up in a movie he uses high tech armours and other equipments. In Avengers: Infinity War he uses nanotechnology in ...
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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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What accent did the actors use in Black Panther?

The people of Wakanda in Black Panther spoke with an accent. Was it invented for the movie, or is it from a particular part of the world? It sounds distinctly African, but I can't pinpoint a country ...
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What God does Captain America believe in?

In the Avengers movie, there is a scene inside a jet, where Captain America tells that "there is only one God", to Black Widow. The exact dialogue goes like this: Black Widow: These guys come from ...
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Why didn't Hugo Weaving reprise his role as Red Skull?

In the movie Avengers: Infinity War, Ross Marquand played the role of Red Skull, even though Hugo Weaving played the role initially in Captain America: The First Avenger. Why did they replace Weaving ...
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How does Thanos know where all the infinity stones are?

In Avengers: Infinity War it seemed to me that Thanos (somehow?) always knew where the infinity stones were (except for the soul stone). Like he was using the space stone to get himself/teleport to ...
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What is the Ancient One's mistake?

In Avengers: Endgame, the following is part of the dialogue between Bruce Banner (who traveled back in time) in astral form and the Ancient One: ANCIENT ONE: I can't risk this reality on a promise. ...
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Why was the Ancient One so hesitant to teach Dr. Strange the art of sorcery?

In the movie Doctor Strange, Strange wanted to get accepted in the "dojo" of the Ancient One (not sure if it's really a dojo), but she refused, so it seemed like she didn't want to teach him because ...
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How did Thanos know about the power of “The Snap”?

In the scene on Titan with Doctor Strange in Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos said, With all six Infinity Stones, I will simply snap my fingers and it would all cease to exist. Then again, in the ...
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In Iron Man, why is Tony Stark fooled for so long?

In the first Iron Man film (2008), Tony Stark is betrayed by someone close to him and it takes him (a demonstrable genius) several months to realize it. Why does he not realize as soon as he gets back ...
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Are Agent Barton and Agent Romanoff ever called 'Hawkeye' and 'Black Widow' in the MCU?

I recently read an article that claims Hawkeye, Black Widow and Scarlet Witch are never called by their comic-book names in the movies. While I'm pretty sure this is true for the Witch, I'm less sure ...
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Why is “Captain Marvel” translated as male in Portugal?

In Portugal, Captain Marvel (2019) is translated to Capitão Marvel, which is the male term for captain, female being capitã. Is there a reason for this, or just a gross mistake from Portuguese ...
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Why do the Avengers have bad radio discipline?

I have been thinking about the communication between team members in the Avengers movies, primarily when they talk over their team radio net. It seems like they have very little radio discipline in ...
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Is this an inconsistency in the Infinity War and Guardians of the Galaxy?

In Infinity War, Thanos explains to Gamora that killing half of her people saved them from inevitable doom. You know what's happened since then? The children born have known nothing but full ...
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Discrepancy in Thanos's use of time stone in Infinity War

In the movie Doctor Strange when the time stone was being used to fight Dormamu, every time Strange set the time back his position got reverted back to the original place he appeared. However in the ...
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Is there any way for Wakandan people to regrow the Heart-Shaped Herb?

Is there any way for Wakandan people to regrow the Heart-Shaped Herb after Killmonger burned them in Black Panther?
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What did Black Widow say?

In the film The Avengers, Black Widow is a Russian super-spy. In the scene that introduces her, it ends with her receiving orders to bring in Dr. Bruce Banner. After receiving these orders, the ...
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Thanos And the Time Stone

I watched Avengers: Infinity War today, and there's one thing I don't get. Dr. Strange saw a bunch of alternative futures, using the Time Stone, of which there's only ONE which the Avengers win. And ...
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Why have this character involved in Infinity War at all?

Taking this question from another perspective: Since [Out-of-universe] Hugo Weaving was not willing to take back his role as Red Skull [In-universe] and it seems that any generic ominous figure with ...
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Why does Hulk act the way he does in Avengers: Infinity War?

There are two scenes in the movie where Banner calls out to Hulk and Hulk denies him. These events happens after the first Hulk fight where Loki proclaims "We have a Hulk". One is in New York during ...
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Why did Vision end up in Iron Man's team?

Vision is a humanoid of pure logic. Also, he wishes not for the destruction of humanity like Ultron and is worthy enough to hold Thor's hammer. Why does such being enter the Iron Man's team to force ...
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Why did Hank Pym choose Scott Lang?

In the movie Ant-Man (2015), Hank Pym tells his daughter that he thinks he found a guy to take on the Ant-Man persona. He then apparently sets up an elaborate scheme to get Scott Lang to break into ...
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I am Groot? translation: Is there an English translation for all of Groot’s dialogues?

In the Guardians of the Galaxy films we can gather by how he says it and by how a character that understands Groot responds as to what was said or asked, but do we have or will we ever get, subtitles ...
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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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What was the significance of the deep fried kebab poster in Infinity War?

In Avengers: Infinity War, we see a poster about Scotland's deep fried kebab for a significant amount of time: Is there any significance to it? Or is it just random? Note: Inspired from CinemaSins
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Why did Captain America give Nick Fury a ten dollar bill?

When Captain America walks onto the bridge of the ship, he gives Nick Fury a ten dollar bill. Is this because he is amazed by the ship or is it some reference to the fact that he is from a time when ...
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Why does Tony Stark say this sentence about foul language?

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man shoots at the fort and hits an energy shield, ending up saying Shit! and Captain America warns him with Language! A couple of minutes later, Iron Man ...
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Why didn't Loki use the Tesseract?

At the starting of Avengers Infinity War we see that Loki is in possession of the Tesseract. So why didn't he use it to transport everyone on that ship to the earth? If he wanted to keep that a ...
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Who's the random kid standing in the gathering at the end?

At the end of Avengers: Endgame, there's a gathering... During it, they move the camera over several characters, often Avengers grouped together. One person they pan over is a single teenager with ...
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What happened to Groot at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy?

I always believed that baby Groot is the original Groot but reborn because plants can be cloned quite easily. The simplest way to clone a plant involves taking a cutting. A branch from the parent ...
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How did they make Captain America so tiny and skinny in the first half?

How did they make Chris Evans so tiny and skinny in the first half? He lost weight + green screen all along I suppose? Or is there something more interesting.
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Why didn't Black Panther ask Captain America for help?

Why didn't Black Panther ask Captain America or the other Avengers for help (perhaps from members that are hiding in Wakanda due to the Sokovia Accords disagreement) when trying to reclaim the throne ...
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Why did Cap lose his temper in Avengers?

We all know Tony was the arrogant one among the Avengers from the very start. He was always about himself, considered himself above all, etc. Cap, on the other hand, is the ideal man, he carries his ...
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Avengers Infinity War: Casualty List?

I saw Avengers: Infinity War last night and hugely enjoyed it. However, with the huge amount going on, I've forgotten which main/well known characters fell as casualties of the war (and at the hands ...
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How did Thor and Banner know where to go?

In the middle of The Avengers, the team is split up after coming together on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. Bruce Banner/Hulk end up in an abandoned warehouse. Thor ends up in a field. Shortly ...
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How can Iron Man's suit withstand this?

Towards the end of Avengers: Endgame, we see Thor, Captain America and Iron Man fight Thanos, who has a particular bladed weapon. At the start of this fight, we see Iron Man form some sort of blade ...
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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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Was there a meaning to the design on Shuri's shirt?

In the beginning of the movie, when Black Panther goes back home and is greeted by his mother and sister Shuri, she is wearing a shirt with what looks like a Green Lantern symbol. But Green Lantern ...
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How did Thor get into Wakanda?

In Infinity War, Thor arrives in Wakanda to help the Avengers defeat Thanos and his army. Thor, Groot and Rocket standing where the suface is burned much like after Bifrost travel. According to an ...
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How did Tony Stark know that Peter Parker is Spider-Man?

In Captain America: Civil War we see Peter Parker come home to see Tony Stark chatting with his Aunt. Later he tells Peter that he knows he's Spider-Man, and that he wants to recruit him. How does ...