One could say that there is no franchise in the history of filmmaking that has come close to what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been able to accomplish. And that would absolutely be true. Beginning with Iron Man in 2008, the MCU has grown to include a plethora of characters and worlds, introducing them to entirely new audiences and turning them into pop culture icons.
What is now known as The Infinity Saga will be coming to a close with Avengers: Endgame, which is just around the corner. It will no doubt be hard for some passionate fans to come to terms with the end as it has taken 11 years and a considerable amount of work to create this series. But just because this story will be coming to an end, it doesn't mean that the universe will.
There will still be worlds to explore and characters to meet. With Marvel wishing to focus on more cosmic heroes, and with Disney's recent purchase of 20th Century Fox, it seems like the MCU won't be going away anytime soon. And that's terrific news for moviegoers everywhere. Still, Endgame will certainly look to end this portion of the story with a bang. For supreme fans of this series, remembering these details should be no problem.
Which hero has appeared in more MCU movies?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown astronomically ever since Tony Stark kicked off the franchise in 2008. The world has been introduced to a plethora of characters who may not have been well-known at the time of their introduction, but who are now household names. And one of the things that excites fans most about this shared film universe is seeing heroes pop up in films as supporting roles. Some of their biggest stars have taken central roles but have also appeared in smaller appearances throughout the 11-year-spanning franchise. But which of these characters has appeared more than any other?
Which MCU villain has appeared in the most movies?
There are many that criticize the MCU for featuring villains who aren't quite as developed as their heroes. But there are several who are even more famous than their protagonists. And some of them have become so beloved by fans that Marvel has chosen to include them in other movies. Some have seen them take center stage as the chief antagonist of the movie while others have only featured them in minor cameos. Just like the heroes, giving the villains more chances to appear helps to build them up as stronger characters. Which of the following villains has appeared in the most MCU movies?
Which of the following heroes didn't appear in Civil War?
2012's "The Avengers" was seen as the first big test of the MCU as audiences wondered how one movie could possibly juggle all of these heroes. But with how this world has grown, that first team up seems like a much smaller movie. "Avengers: Infinity War" featured a massive cast and "Captain America: Civil War" before that did the same. With Captain America and Iron Man each having big teams fighting for their causes, the movie had a lot of characters that needed their just amount of screen time. But not every hero showed up. Which of the following characters wasn't seen in the movie?
What precious material does Wakanda have copious amounts of?
First appearing in "Captain America: Civil War," Black Panther came from a place in Africa that was well-hidden and protected from the outside world. It wouldn't be until his own solo movie, however, that his world would be explored. Black Panther resides over a kingdom that has relied on a precious and powerful resource for their technology. Black Panther's own suit is made of this material, as is Captain America's shield. It is one of the most durable metals on Earth and it undoubtedly keeps Black Panther safe from most harm. What is the name of the resource found in Wakanda?
Which MCU movie did the Red Skull previously appear in?
"Avengers: Infinity War" brought together characters across multiple franchises, boasting the biggest cast in the MCU. There were even some characters who appeared that people weren't expecting as they hadn't been heard from for quite some time. Red Skull was one of those characters and he lived on the planet that Thanos and Gamora ventured to in search of one of the Infinity Stones. He explained that he had been transported there by a different Infinity Stone a long time ago. This was actually seen in the movie that Red Skull first appeared in. Which of the following was it?
What is the acronym given to Tony Stark's artificially intelligent computer?
In all of the character's earlier appearances, Iron Man relied on an artificially intelligent supercomputer to run his house and provide assistance while in the Iron Man suit. He would have to create a new one, however, when the intelligence became a part of the android known as Vision in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." The artificially intelligent computer was voiced by Paul Bettany, who would then earn the much bigger role of Vision in subsequent movies. In the comics, this virtual butler is a real person instead of something Tony created. What is the acronym given to Tony's artificially intelligent computer?
Which of the following heroes did not survive Thanos' snap?
In "Avengers: Infinity War," Thanos chased the Infinity Stones so that he would have the power to snap his fingers and wipe out half of existence in the universe. And unfortunately for the good guys, he was successful. "Avengers: Endgame" will see the remaining heroes try to undo Thanos' actions as they lost loved ones and allies. In one of the saddest scenes of the MCU, audiences watched as many beloved heroes turned to dust as others could do nothing but watch on. Not many heroes were left over. Which of the following characters was one of the casualties of Thanos' snap?
What villainous organization infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D.?
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is often praised as one of the strongest entries in the MCU due to the fact that it brought a fresh take to the main hero and focused on a tantalizing and thrilling spy plot. It focused on S.H.I.E.L.D. as it was revealed that it had been infiltrated by a villainous organization, remaining dormant for decades. It was the same villainous organization Captain America had fought in his first movie. Many may have thought that S.H.I.E.L.D. was too strong for this to happen, but that wasn't the case. What is the name of this organization?
Which Infinity Stone did Thanos find on Vormir?
While the majority of the Infinity Stones had shown up in one form or another in previous MCU movies, there was one whose whereabouts were speculated on by fans as it hadn't yet appeared. One theory placed it in Wakanda, but "Black Panther" proved that theory to be false. Its first appearance wasn't until "Avengers: Infinity War," which saw Thanos and Gamora travel to a mysterious planet called Vormir to find it. This was where Red Skull made his surprising cameo and also where Thanos sacrificed Gamora in order to obtain the Infinity Stone. But which of the stones was hiding there?
Which Avenger is teased during the post-credits scene of Iron Man 2?
The MCU has become known for many things, but one of the most popular is the inclusion of post-credits scenes. They offer audiences teases towards future installments, sometimes pointing to new characters, though later movies would play off the expectations of viewers, offering comedic scenes instead of hints at upcoming characters. One future hero was teased during the post-credits scene of 2010's "Iron Man 2." S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson leaves during the movie, stating he has somewhere to be. Where he has to be is New Mexico and the movie offers just a small taste at which hero is coming next. Which hero is teased during this scene?
Which Avenger made a cameo in Ant-Man?
While Marvel's first phase concluded with "The Avengers," they chose to end their second phase with a lighthearted movie instead of on a serious note. After "Avengers: Age of Ultron," a new hero debuted in the form of Ant-Man. And while there were references to the larger universe, this movie chose to focus on a plot that was on a smaller scale. One of the biggest references to the larger Marvel universe was a cameo of a certain Avenger. Through various events, Ant-Man had to fight against this Avenger and came out on top despite not having much training. Which Avenger made a cameo in "Ant-Man?"
What piece of legislation requires super heroes to register with the government?
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" ends with the heroes victorious over the villainous robot on the positive note viewers would expect. But the events of their final battle actually resulted in many casualties and was one of the moments that led to the governments of the world passing a piece of legislation that requires people with super powers to register their identities. This would essentially make them employees of the government, being sent to solve problems of the world. This causes a massive break-up of the team. Some side with Captain America while others side with Iron Man. What is the name of this piece of legislation?
What planet do the Nova Corps reside on?
No one knew what to expect from "Guardians of the Galaxy" as the team wasn't well-known among casual fans. In some ways it was Marvel's biggest risk at that point, but it is now one of the most popular entries in the franchise. It followed a ragtag group caught in the middle of a conflict between the Nova Corps and Ronan's rogue Kree warriors as the villain sought to decimate the planet the Nova Corps resided on. With the help of the Guardians, the Nova Corps were able to save their planet from Ronan's wrath. Unfortunately, they weren't able to save it from Thanos when he came looking for an Infinity Stone. What is the name of this planet?
Who was the original Ant-Man?
In the comics, Ant-Man was one of the founding members of the Avengers. But Marvel chose to wait until they introduced this hero. And when they did, they decided to focus on a character who took up the mantle later in the comics: Scott Lang. The movie still included the original iteration of the character and explained that he used to use his special suit on covert missions for S.H.I.E.L.D. This former Ant-Man helped Scott figure out how to use his technology in order to stop the villain of the movie from selling similar technology to bad people. What is his name?
Which MCU movie did not have an Infinity Stone in it?
"Guardians of the Galaxy" told audiences what Infinity Stones were and how destructive they could be if not used correctly. But some of them had made appearances in earlier movies and others were just waiting to be found. Some were only shown in one movie before Thanos tracked them down in "Avengers: Infinity War." Others were seen multiple times throughout, even if they did appear in different forms. Seeing them appear helped to tie the universe together, leading to the final conflict with the Mad Titan. But not every movie had one in it. Which of the following movies didn't feature an Infinity Stone?
Which Infinity Stone was inside the Tesseract?
One of the earliest appearances of an Infinity Stone was the Tesseract. It first showed up in the post-credits scene of "Thor" before being properly shown off in "Captain America: The First Avenger," though it wouldn't be revealed that there was an Infinity Stone inside it until much later. It's been the Infinity Stone the MCU has focused on the most as Loki used it to transport himself to Earth in "The Avengers" and it even showed up again in "Captain Marvel." Thanos crushed it in "Avengers: Infinity War," revealing the stone inside. Which of the Infinity Stones was it?
What caused Bruce Banner to turn into the Hulk?
Within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are a great many things that can give a person super powers. Some are simply born with them, like Thor, while others must rely on their technology to fight against dangerous enemies, like Iron Man. Bruce Banner has the ability to turn into a giant, rage-filled monster whenever he gets angry. And while he still struggles with controlling it, he becomes one of the most powerful team members whenever he makes the change. "The Incredible Hulk" referenced how he gained this power, but the movie focused on the character after he had already acquired it. What caused Bruce Banner to turn into the Hulk?
Which character was recast after their first appearance?
As is the case with any massive years-spanning franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has seen its fair share of recasts. One of the most famous came with Bruce Banner. Initially played by Edward Norton in 2008's "The Incredible Hulk," Mark Ruffalo would take on the role starting with "The Avengers." Though this is the most famous, it is certainly not the only case. The reasoning behind some of the recasts can vary. For the most part, all of the actors that began roles have stayed in them. But there are still several notable instances where an actor has been recast after the character's first appearance. Which of the following was?
What is the name of the rainbow bridge in Asgard?
Norse Mythology features many wondrous locations, magical artifacts, and intriguing heroes. Marvel has adapted this world fairly well, bringing in some of the biggest figures and places from the lore. One such is the rainbow bridge found on the edge of Asgard, Thor's home. Guarded by the all-seeing Heimdall, this bridge allows travel from this realm to any of the others, including Earth. It has been demolished several times in the comics as well as at the end of the first "Thor." But it can always be repaired with the right amount of magic. What is the name of this rainbow bridge?
Which ancient being appears at the end of Doctor Strange?
Although the Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn't been given the chance to focus too heavily on them yet, there are several ancient beings that can be seen in the comics that wield vast amounts of power. Some of them use their gifts for good, but this one certainly doesn't. He appeared at the climax of "Doctor Strange" after it was revealed Kaecilius, the main villain, was being used as a puppet. He resides in his own universe and wishes to rule over every single one. Though he was only seen briefly, it set up the possibility of future appearances. What is his name?
Which Infinity Stone was inside Loki's staff?
Thanos used to have a habit of putting his trust in the wrong people before he decided to go after the Infinity Stones himself. It happened in "Guardians of the Galaxy" when he sent Gamora, and then Ronan, to obtain the Power Stone. And it happened previously in "The Avengers" when he gave Loki a staff with an Infinity Stone inside it to take over Earth. With the power of an Infinity Stone, this staff shot powerful blasts and let Loki take control of anyone he touched with it. It wasn't until "Avengers: Age of Ultron" that it was revealed there was an Infinity Stone inside it, but which one was it?
What type of alien is Goose?
"Captain Marvel" had a lot of good things going for it, one of which was a heavy focus on the cat Goose. Audiences assumed he was just a cat until a character stated he was really an alien, and this character was even made fun of by the others. But Goose is indeed not a cat. He's a species of alien that have pocket dimensions inside them and can unhinge their jaws to let loose several spiked tentacles. The reveal is played up in a comedic fashion, but this alien is incredibly dangerous to enemies. What is the name of this species?
Which villain did not appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming?
When Marvel was able to reacquire the film rights to Spider-Man in a partnership with Sony, many wondered how they would bring him into the MCU. And after his well-received cameo in "Captain America: Civil War," they then wondered what his first solo movie would be like and which villain he would be facing. Marvel wisely chose not to retell Spider-Man's origin story or focus on any villains that already been seen in other movies like Green Goblin or Venom. The main villain had a group of goons, a couple of which were actually minor villains to Spider-Man in the comics. Which of the following villains was not seen in "Spider-Man: Homecoming?"
What is the name of the genetic manipulation in Iron Man 3?
"Iron Man 3" may be better known for the Mandarin twist to the chagrin of many fans, but up until that point Tony had to deal with some intimidating and literally explosive bad guys. Tony followed the mystery behind a group who had the ability to heat there body to extreme degrees and expel said heat with bursts of flames from their mouths and hands. As it would turn out, this came from a genetic manipulation developed by the film's real villain and it led to some destructive action sequences. What is the name of this genetic manipulation from "Iron Man 3?"
What is Sharon Carter's S.H.I.E.L.D. codename?
In "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Steve Rogers is displeased to find that his cute neighbor is really an undercover agent stationed there to keep an eye on him. He eventually learns she can be trusted, though it takes some time. The two would still develop an unlikely flirtation, even though she was the niece of Peggy, Steve's long lost love from "Captain America: The First Avenger." But before he knew who she was related to, she had a codename at S.H.I.E.L.D. before Hyrda's takeover of the organization. What was Sharon Carter's codename when she was an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Which of the following Thor villains has not appeared in a movie?
Marvel has it easy when coming up with villains for the god of thunder to face. Norse Mythology is filled with angry gods and ferocious beasts that Thor has gone up against in countless tales, and the comics have done a good job of exploring those as well. As Thor has only received three solo movies so far, the majority of his villains and monsters haven't been given the chance to shine yet. Those who have been shown have mostly been strong additions, but there are still so many to explore. Which of the following Thor villains has not appeared in a movie yet?
What was the name of the group that captured Tony Stark?
The first conflict seen in the MCU comes when Tony Stark is captured by these men while showing off a new missile in Afghanistan. And through his perseverance and brilliance, Tony is able to build is first Iron Man suit and escape from them. The name of this group is a reference to a big Iron Man villain and this isn't the only movie they've appeared in. A couple of members were also seen in "Ant-Man," accompanying Mitchell Carson as he attempted to purchase Yellowjacket suits from Darren Cross. What is the name of the group that captures Tony Stark?
What is the name of Thor's hammer?
In addition to featuring a ton of intimidating creatures and powerful gods, Norse Mythology is also home to some incredible weapons. But the Thor movies have only really focused on one: Thor's hammer. Thor thinks of it as more of a friend and an ally than just a hammer. Only the most worthy of its power can lift it and it does some pretty impressive things. It lets Thor fly and decimate just about anything he smacks with it. Sadly, this hammer was destroyed by Hela in "Thor: Ragnarok," and Thor had to find something else to take on Thanos. What is the name of Thor's hammer?
What do Thanos' followers call themselves?
So far in the MCU, Thanos has been shown to command two separate armies of vicious and dangerous aliens. And while they're undoubtedly successful when it comes to storming cities and taking care of citizens, there are some things that require a more skilled approach. In "Avengers: Infinity War," Thanos' so-called children are seen for the first time. So skilled are they with their powers that they give even the toughest Avengers a run for their money. Some of them are just brutal fighters, but Ebony Maw possesses telekinetic abilities. What do these followers of Thanos refer to themselves as?
Who was the first villain in the MCU?
The MCU has seen a multitude of villains, some more memorable than others. The very first one was responsible for Tony Stark's capture as he paid the Ten Rings to take Tony's life. This didn't work out in his favor, though. His betrayal hit home for Tony, as this character was his late father's business partner and helped take care of the business until Tony came of age. But what he really wanted all along was to seize control from Tony. He even developed his own suit, much bigger than Tony's but with its own drawbacks. Who was the first villain in the MCU?
In Thor: Ragnarok, which planet are Thor and the Hulk stuck on?
One aspect that many fans felt "Thor: Ragnarok" improved upon from the previous two entries was a greater focus on space. Where the first two primarily took place on Earth and Asgard, this one saw Thor travel to different places. After Hela attacked them, Loki and Thor ended up on a strange planet. It wouldn't take long for Thor to be captured and made into a gladiator. But he was surprised to find that the arena's most successful champion was the Hulk. Together, the two had to figure out a way to escape so that Thor could return to Asgard and retake it from Hela. What is the planet Thor and Hulk escaped from?
Which MCU character has been seen in movies and on TV?
After the success that came from "The Avengers," the Marvel Universe expanded to the world of TV. First came "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on ABC but there would soon be shows on Netflix like "Jessica Jones" and "Luke Cage." The TV world is still expanding with shows like "Runaways" being added to Hulu. The shows sometimes tie in with events going on in the movies and gave even featured characters that appeared in the movies first. Many of them were cameo appearances, though others played more prominent roles. Which of the following characters appeared in both the movies and on TV?
What movie does Spider-Man reference in Civil War?
If there's one thing Peter Parker is known for, it's the comedic quips he makes during fights. It's been a staple of the character for decades in the comics, and it wouldn't feel right to have a version of the character who didn't do it. When Spider-Man made his debut in "Captain America: Civil War," fans were delighted to hear his funny banter. But one of his jokes was actually a plan to deal with Ant-Man after he had grown to gigantic proportions. He asked the team if anyone had seen the really old movie, referencing a scene where characters had to deal with a giant enemy. What movie does Spider-Man reference?
What is the name of this weapon from Thor?
Not every item from the world of Thor is something that can be held in one's hand. Though this can still be controlled by someone, this humanoid suit of armor is definitely destructive. It shows up in the climax of the first "Thor" when the treacherous Loki sends it to Earth to deal with his brother. Ironically, it is Thor's sacrificial choice to face it head on that restores his powers and lets him wield Mjolnir once more. In addition to being incredibly strong and durable, it can also shoot massive blasts from its face. What the name of this armor?
Where is the Collector's headquarters located?
First introduced during the post-credits scene of "Thor: The Dark World," the Collector is a character who seeks to add any powerful or valuable artifact to his impressive collection. Though he has also been known to collect living things. He was shown again in "Guardians of the Galaxy," where he almost bought the Power Stone from the team, and again in "Avengers: Infinity War" where Thanos was able to wreck his shop and steal the Reality Stone from him. His headquarters can be found in a mining town that is located inside the severed head of a Celestial. What is this place now called?
Ultron sings a song from which classic Disney movie?
Many comic fans were probably ecstatic to hear that Ultron would be the next villain the Avengers would face off against. He's one of the most dastardly bad guys the team has ever faced in the comics as he has an annoying habit of staying alive. Ultron was voiced by James Spader, who captured the unhinged demeanor of the character well. With Disney owning Marvel, the studio decided to include several scenes where Ultron sang a spooky version of a classic Disney tune, the lyrics of which went well with the character. What classic Disney movie was the song from?
Which of the following is not one of the Warriors Three?
There are many, many Norse Gods seen throughout the Thor franchise. And there are even more from the comics and actual Norse Mythology that have yet to make their way to the movies. Some that have been included are Thor's allies known as the Warriors Three. Whenever there is a battle or there are monsters who need smiting, Thor knows he can rely on these three to have his back. They've been seen in all three movies, though Hela, unfortunately, took all their lives in "Thor: Ragnarok." Which of the following characters is not one of the heroic Warriors Three?
What does S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for?
S.H.I.E.L.D. has been featured in the MCU in one way or another ever since Agent Phil Coulson showed up in the first "Iron Man." And with Nick Fury's appearance in the MCU's first post-credits scene, it was made clear how big of a role they would continue to play. The organization was expanded on further when "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." began airing on ABC, and each season has tied in with whatever big event was happening in the movies. The organization has certainly had its up and downs, but there are some members who will continue to protect the world from threats no matter what. What does S.H.I.E.L.D. stand for?
Where does Doctor Strange learn to practice magic?
Doctor Stephen Strange may have been a wealthy and respected surgeon once upon a time, but it took getting his hands crushed in a car accident for him to discover there was more going on outside his world. While he initially traveled to this hidden city in search of a way to fix his hands and continue his work, he soon discovered that learning magic could lead to a much more important calling. This was a turning point in Strange's life and he is now a defender against any inter-dimensional threats that would seek to harm humans. Where did Doctor Stephen Strange learn to practice magic?
What video game does Tony Stark catch a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent playing?
Despite having to face world-ending threat after world-ending threat, Tony Stark is always able to find humor in any situation no matter how dire. Even after battling a literal god for the first time and learning about Loki's plan to take over the planet, he's still able to crack a few jokes. It's Tony's humor and wit that has made him one of the franchise's most popular characters. When the Avengers are brought together for the first time upon Nick Fury's S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, Tony calls out a lower agent for playing a video game instead of focusing. What game is that agent playing?
Which movie does Peter Quill say is the greatest of all time?
Part of what made the character of Peter Quill so charming in "Guardians of the Galaxy" was the nostalgia that came from his favorite things. Having not been back to Earth since he was a kid, he was constantly listening to 80s music and referencing popular movies and TV shows of the time period. His favorite movie is a teen classic of that decade and it's the source of several jokes in the movie. The joke returns in "Avengers: Infinity War" when he asks Spider-Man if it's still the greatest movie of all time and he responds with, "It never was." What is Peter Quill's favorite movie?
What One-Shot focuses on the Mandarin?
Outside of the movies and TV shows, the MCU has also featured several One-Shots. These are short films that tie up certain loose ends from various movies. With fan backlash over the Mandarin twist in "Iron Man 3," Marvel released a One-Shot that stated the real Mandarin was still out there. It focused on an imprisoned Trevor Slattery being confronted by a follower of the villain and being taken to answer for the crime of taking his name. Nothing else has been touched on in regards to the character, but it was a way for Marvel to let fans know the Mandarin was indeed real. What is the name of this One-Shot?
In Thor: The Dark World, what is the Reality Stone referred to as?
While the majority of the Infinity Stones have been seen in just that form, there is one that didn't resemble a stone when it first appeared. The Reality Stone was first seen in "Thor: The Dark World," but it went by a different name. Resembling red liquid, it was sought after by the dark elf Malekith. In this form, it could latch onto any living organism in an almost parasitic way, using it to unleash its power. Unfortunately for Thor, it latched onto Jane Foster and he had to find a way to remove it. What was this Infinity Stone referred to as when it first appeared?
What type of being is Ego the Living Planet?
The ending of "Guardians of the Galaxy" revealed that Peter Quill was only half-human on his mother's side. But his father was something entirely different, which explained why he was able to hold an Infinity Stone. In the sequel, Peter finally met his father and learned what kind of being he was. Known as Ego the Living Planet, Peter's father was an ancient and mighty being who could create a human version of himself to travel the galaxies. This is how Ego met Peter's mother and how Peter actually had powers of his own. Ego is a member of a certain race of beings. Which one is it?
Not including Endgame, how many movies are in the MCU?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is an astounding feat of filmmaking. Never before has something of this magnitude been attempted, let alone succeeded in the way it has. It is now evident that Marvel could make whatever movie they want with whichever hero they choose, and audiences would flock to see it. Marvel has made it clear that "Avengers: Endgame," while it will be the end of this particular saga, is far from the end of their universe. The studio still has any stories to tell and characters to explore. The universe will only grow larger. Not counting "Endgame," how many movies have been in the MCU so far?