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After 22 movies within 11 years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU wrapped up its three-phase movie lineup in 2019. But that doesn't mean that our enjoyment of this superhero franchise is over. In fact, it may be far from over if you missed many Easter eggs or nods to film details within their own universe or outside of it.

To review, an Easter egg is a clever detail that the filmmakers planted and hid somewhere within these films. Like what we do with actual Easter eggs, we hunt for them. But more than collecting them, the aim is to have fun while unearthing them. In a way, it's the MCU's way of making trivia-hunting more enjoyable in their universe.

Can you answer these Avengers trivia questions while being distracted by Captain America?

1.Can you recall what the heroes snacked on during the first Avengers film's post-credits scene?

  1. Lumpia
  2. Samosa
  3. Shawarma
  4. Taco

2. Vision came from which of the Infinity Stones?

  1. Mind stone
  2. Time stone
  3. Soul stone
  4. Power stone

3. Can you recall which '80s movie our heroes referenced when they traveled back in time in "Avengers: Endgame"?

  1. "Blade Runner"
  2. "Star Trek"
  3. "Star Wars"
  4. "Back to the Future"

4. Who's taller, Pepper Potts or Tony Stark?

  1. Tony
  2. Pepper
  3. They're of the same height.
  4. Depends if they're wearing their suits.

5. This Avenger ally originally belonged to the X-Men team. Do you know who?

  1. J.A.R.V.I.S.
  2. Peggy Carter
  3. Quicksilver
  4. Falcon

6. In which Avengers film is Hawkeye absent?

  1. "Avengers: Age of Ultron"
  2. "Avengers: Infinity War"
  3. "Avengers: Endgame"
  4. He was in all of them.

7. Which Guardian of the Galaxy did Thor take the time to introduce to Captain America while they were already fighting enemies in "Avengers: Infinity War"?

  1. Nebula
  2. Star-Lord
  3. Groot
  4. Gamora

8. This S.H.I.E.L.D. agent's death almost caused "The Avengers" to get an R rating. Who's this unfortunate employee?

  1. Nick Fury
  2. Jack Rollins
  3. Alexander Pierce
  4. Phil Coulson

 

Answers

1. Apparently, Iron Man still has the time to notice the Shawarma Palace eatery while fighting off enemies during the Battle of New York. He later asked the others to eat there since he's curious about the shawarma. Their post-credits scene showed the group snacking on this Middle Eastern treat.

2. Vision is a composite of different factors: the synthetic body originally for Ultron to inhabit, Tony Stark's A.I. assistant J.A.R.V.I.S., and the mind stone that powered his being. We saw how Stark and Banner manufactured him and how Thor's hammer made him come alive in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

3. Just like Marty McFly, who tried to wing his way through time traveling in Back to the Future, our Avengers heroes also had their awkward moments when they traveled back in time. Scott Lang and Tony Stark even mentioned the movie title in the film.

4. If you noticed how Pepper walked without any kind of footwear, that's how they "remedied" the two-inch height difference between Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr. Since she's taller, they made her go barefoot in scenes where she has to interact with Tony Stark in their office.

5. X-Men and Avengers fans can spot two different Quicksilver characterisations in separate movie franchises. Avengers: Age of Ultron had Wanda's twin, Pietro Maximoff, who died in the Sokovia battle. X-Men: Days of Future Past had Peter Maximoff, the fast-running kid who thinks Magneto is his dad.

6. With so many characters in Avengers: Infinity War, it may have been easy to miss Hawkeye. Clint Barton's absence is a direct consequence of his actions in "Captain America: Civil War" where he fought as an "enemy" and landed in jail. He made a deal to sit out the next fight and stayed home

7. Thor met up with Captain America again on the battlefield in Avengers: Infinity War and introduced him to his new friend, saying "Oh, by the way, this is a friend of mine, Tree." His friend replied "I am Groot" so Steve said, "I am Steve Rogers."

8. The first Avengers film was aiming for a PG-13 rating to accommodate young viewers. But Agent Coulson getting speared by Loki earned the movie an initial R rating. Instead of showing the spearing's frontal shot, they showed a side view shot and added stabbing sound effects to earn the lower rating.

Continued next week

 

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