Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Josh Brolin, Karen Gillan, Letitia Wright, Paul Bettany, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Tessa Thompson, Tom Hiddleston, Zoe Saldana
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Marvel
New this week Question: How are Captain America, Black Widow, and Black Panther talking to Proxima Midnight through the Wakandan cloaked shield? What's she looking at? Trees?
New this week Answer: It's not a cloaking shield. It's a defensive barrier. There would be no need to have a cloaking shield within the city because anybody that's inside the city would seemingly already know that Wakanda is hidden.
New this month Question: Why didn't Thor go for the head?
New this month Answer: While it's purely speculation, here are few ideas: 1. He didn't think he needed to. He now possesses the most powerful weapon in the universe and thought hitting Thanos in the chest would be enough. 2. He may have aimed for the head, but Thanos was trying to repel the axe, which caused the aim to be off. 3. He wanted Thanos to die slowly so that he could deliver his "I told you..." line.
Plus, he didn't know Thanos already had all 5 gems.
Or just because the head is a much smaller target and Thor was pretty far away, even when throwing a magic axe.
Question: When did this conversation between Gamora and Nebula that Thanos showed Gamora on his ship take place?
Answer: We aren't told for certain, but it was most likely before the events of the first "Guardians of the Galaxy" film.
Question: Thanos said he ignored his destiny once and cannot do so again - what was the other time?
Answer: The time he allowed the leaders of his homeworld Titan to make the decision not to act on the overpopulation problems. Thanos sat by as the leaders (in his mind) did nothing and the planet was brought to ruin.
Answer: On his home planet he ignored the rising population, causing a catastrophe that killed it. He won't have that again.
Question: Why can't Thanos stop Stormbreaker using all 6 stones?
Answer: He wasn't quick enough in that moment, having only obtained them a second ago. He has to close his hand or snap his fingers to do what he wanted to do, like stop stormbreaker. He didn't have time for that.
Question: With T'Challa/Black Panther "dead," who will assume the throne of Wakanda?
Answer: The throne will likely go to the next person in T'Challa's family, which would be his sister Shuri. However, her fate was never established, so it depends on whether she is alive or not. If she is alive, the throne will likely go to her. If she is dead, it is unknown who the throne will go to, since there are no more heirs to the throne.
Question: Spoiler alert. When Gamora seemingly kills Thanos on Knowhere, why is she crying? Isn't this what she wanted?
Answer: Despite what she may say otherwise, deep down she loves Thanos. She knows he's a genocidal madman that must be stopped at all costs, but it doesn't change the way she feels about him.
Question: What do the Wakandans chant when lined up, ready for the battle?
Answer: From what I've read, they are chanting "yibambe," which is Xhosa for "we hold our ground."
Question: Why doesn't anyone ever destroy the stones? What purpose do they serve other than no one person should have them?
Answer: "Doctor Strange" demonstrates that the Infinity Stones are useful in the most dire of situations, when Strange used the Time Stone to prevent Dormammu from taking over the Earth. It's also possible that some of the stones are indestructible. Wanda is able to temporarily destroy the Mind Stone by using her own powers, but the Power Stone will destroy any being that doesn't possess the strength to wield it, and the Reality Stone is shown to have a will of its own and defended itself when it bonded with Jane Foster.
Also, in the comics, if the stones are destroyed they will simply be replaced by something else or even stones again. They represent the existence of the universe and cannot be destroyed for real. Always only temporarily.
Question: Why couldn't Bruce become Hulk?
Answer: Although many fans speculated it was because the Hulk fears Thanos after Thanos easily defeated him at the beginning of the film, the Russo brothers have since come out and said that it's because the Hulk feels that Banner only wants the Hulk around for helping him in fights, so his refusal to transform is a protest of sorts.
I think it's both.
Well it's not both. The Russo Brothers, who directed the film, have openly stated that the Hulk is not afraid of Thanos.
Answer: Because he doesn't like being used as a tool and he also is summoned in two places he's already destroyed: New York and Africa. Those are two places he's shown regret for the damage he's caused, which caused him to leave in the first place.
Answer: Cause Hulk is afraid of Thanos.
This is directly contradicted by the directors of the film, who have stated it's because he doesn't like that Banner only wants to use him for his strength.
Answer: It has been speculated that Banner is in fact Loki shape-shifted, which is why he has problems transforming.
That's a fan theory with no merit to it. Banner is shown trying to transform into the Hulk while inside the Hulkbuster armor. There's no reason Loki would try to fake a transformation where no one could see it. Banner is also shown explaining to Shuri how he and Tony Stark created Vision, and we also see his awkward reunion with Black Widow. Both of those are things Loki would have no knowledge of.
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Dr. Stephen Strange: I'm Dr Strange.Peter Parker: Oh, we're using our made-up names? In that case, I am Spider-Man.
Thanos' henchmen could not know that Vision was in Wakanda to get the stone from his forehead.
Spoilers! Red Skull makes his long-awaited return to the MCU after his appearance in Captain America: The First Avenger. We discover that he's been guarding the soul stone as punishment, of sorts. However he's played by Ross Marquand, not Hugo Weaving.