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Why did they pick World War I over World War II in Wonder Woman?

Producer Charles Roven felt that WW I held special meaning for Diana. Amazons are skilled in hand to hand combats. They are also used to the fact that fight is an honorable thing. But all of this was ...
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Using Tesseract as a time stone?

He did NOT literally see the future, of course, because that isn't at all what happened (in his future). He is simply talking about his vision for the future, presumably when the entire earth is ruled ...
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Why do we say that Captain America is the first avenger?

The Avengers is an Initiative: a sanctioned team brought together to defend the world against threats beyond the scope of SHIELD and the world's governments. Captain America is the first Avenger not ...
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Why is the Space Stone wrapped in a cube and called Tesseract?

Initially I thought of something and it came VERY close to the actual answer(Marvel Wiki). The space stone earlier existed as the stone itself (the pure form) The Tesseract was built by Asgardians to ...
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Why is Captain America unbeatable?

Steve Rogers/Captain America is in perfect physical condition as a result of the super serum he was injected with. This took him from a small, weedy person unfit for military service into who he is ...
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What happened to Red Skull at the end of Captain America - The First Avenger?

Update..! Given the recent release of Avengers: Infinity War, it's revealed that This would also explain why the Tesseract stayed on Earth, instead of going with Red Skull. Did the Red Skull ...
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Why wasn't Dr. Erskine shot before he turned Steve into a super soldier?

The infiltrator did not have the access to kill Erskine until such time as the serum was ready to be demonstrated. It's clear that the infiltrator (Heinz Kruger) as Fred Clemson had not visited the ...
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How did S.H.I.E.L.D lose ownership of this item?

At the start of The Avengers, the place where the experimentation is ongoing on the Tesseract under the guidance of Erik Selvig, is Project Pegasus. This is the name of the project that was being led ...
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Why did they pick World War I over World War II in Wonder Woman?

Entertainment Weekly asked this of the director and producers. In short they saw it as a new era of warfare, making for a more interesting setting where everything is new to everyone. Add in the fuzzy ...
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How is Bucky even alive?

There are several misconceptions in your question, so I'm just going to address the general question of "What happened to Bucky Barnes after he fell off the train?". The first thing worth noting is ...
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Why is the Space Stone wrapped in a cube and called Tesseract?

Marvel had their comic books to draw from, in these the Terreract was already an established object as was the fact that it contained an Infinity Stone. but that was in the comics and not the MCU so i'...
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Why Captain Marvel is not the First Avenger?

Captain Marvel merely gave Nick the idea that Earth needs protectors from aliens and other beings with superhuman powers. Captain Marvel wasn't even on Earth until after the events of Infinity War had ...
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What happened to Red Skull at the end of Captain America - The First Avenger?

Most probably he is alive but nothing for sure yet: From screenrant: The Avengers: Infinity War Prelude comic features flashbacks to that scene, and it drops a tantalizing hint that the Red Skull may ...
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Does Captain America possess superhuman strength in the MCU?

the MCU is an amalgamation of 616 universe and 1610 universe and the cap portrayed by chris gets his characteristic traits from 616 universe and his powers from 1610 universe, the evidences are, in ...
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How did Bucky live this long without visible aging?

From scifi.se's answer on similar question Because Bucky was also frozen for most of that time: Dialogue from The Winter Soldier makes it clear that Hydra put Bucky back into ...
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Why did the Tesseract "burn" a hole through Red Skull's plane but not Nick Fury's desk?

This Tesseract in Captain Marvel was stable and wasn't overreacting. However, it was overloaded in The First Avenger, that's why it burned a hole through the metal aircraft. When Red Skull and ...
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How did Bucky get the rank of Sergeant?

Sgt. James "Bucky" Barnes hadn't just enlisted...he'd been in the army some time before the events in Captain America: The First Avenger During Bucky's visit to Steve he confirms that he's ...
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What happened to Red Skull at the end of Captain America - The First Avenger?

He is alive and he was teleported. Warning Massive Spoiler:
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Why is it different when Ebony Maw handles the tesseract and when Red Skull handles the tesseract?

Because the Tesseract activated when the Red Skull held it Despite what everyone on Earth believed, Schmidt didn't perish from the Tesseract. Instead, he was teleported to the planet Vormir, the ...
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Was Steve Rogers legally a "Captain" America?

Unclear. In the movies it appears that he is actually a Captain. In the film Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers enlists into the Army as a private (rank E-1). Upon his successful ...
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Why Captain Marvel is not the First Avenger?

Events in Captain America actually takes place in WW2 era, which clearly pre-dates modern day. even the 90s. In original team (in MCU), Cap was the oldest member except Thor. While Thor being oldest,...
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Does Captain America possess superhuman strength in the MCU?

The single greatest feat of strength seen by Steve Rogers in the MCU movies was in Age of Ultron. In the siege of the Hydra base, Cap is seen flipping his motorcycle (a 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail ...
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What is this blueprint that Zola grabs?

It seems to be a blueprint to his Robot Body. In the comics (Wikia) Needing funds to continue his research, Arnim Zola presented his first invention, the creation of device that would transfer ...
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Why wasn't Dr. Erskine shot before he turned Steve into a super soldier?

Because Zola doubted that Dr. Erskin will succeed. Here is the conversation between Schmidt and Dr. Zola: Zola: I just don't see why you need concern yourself. Zola: I can't imagine he will succeed. ...
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How could Red Skull use Tesseract as a power source?

Just because it's not the Power Stone doesn't mean it doesn't have power or energy of its own. The tesseract is a mystical object with enough power to contain an Infinity Stone, in fact the Space ...
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Captain America Shield Deflection

Even though it's just vibranium -- with Capt. having no innate relationship with this material -- the shield most often behaves in a way that perfectly reflects Capt.'s intentions at that time. For ...
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Was Carter going to jump on the grenade?

The script (pg 25) indicates that she did intend to dive on the grenade: COLONEL PHILLIPS (CONT’D) GRENADE! It tumbles in the grass, stopping in front of the recruits. Steve’s eyes go wide. The rest ...
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What is the material of Captain America's shield?

Vibranium. It is an entirely fictional material created solely for the Marvel Universe. To quote from its wiki: Vibranium is a rare, naturally occurring meteoric ore, theorized to have an ...
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Using Tesseract as a time stone?

In Universe: Figure of speech Out of Universe: Foreshadowing. He can't see future as he will not purposefully ruin his future by being stonekeeper and nothing suggest he can see the future, he just ...
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