Marvel has taken off when it comes to the sheer amount of superheroes it has and the amount in which these superheroes are in pop culture. This is due to the help that the impact of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has on pop culture. Through the many films that have made up the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we have been introduced to many characters. Some of these characters we had no idea existed before the films came out and some of these characters have been beloved for years. Now that Marvel is producing so many films around these characters it can be hard to keep track of who is who.
This is why it is time to brush up on your Marvel knowledge before the big release of Avengers: Endgame later this year. With the knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you will be caught up with everything that is going on in the story so far. Knowing which character is which and the actors that play these characters is important to consider if you see yourself as a true Marvel fan. Pass this test to truly see if you have what it takes to become a Marvel superhero.
How many heroes make up the original Avengers Team?
The Avengers Team has seen a lot of members join it over the years and some of these characters are still around from the original team. "Much like the Justice League, the Avengers were an assemblage of pre-existing superhero characters created by Lee and Jack Kirby. Kirby did the artwork for the first eight issues only, in addition to doing the layouts for issue #16. This initial series, published bi-monthly through issue #6 (July 1964) and monthly thereafter ran through issue #402 (Sept. 1996), with spinoffs including several annuals, miniseries and a giant-size quarterly sister series that ran briefly in the mid-1970s. Marvel filed for a trademark for "The Avengers" in 1967 and the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued the registration in 1970." (Wikipedia)
What is the name of the country Black Panther rules over?
This area was a popular place during its debut in Marvel's Black Panther Film. "The area is located in East Africa, although its exact location has varied throughout the nation's publication history: some sources place is just north of Tanzania, while others – such as Marvel Atlas #2 – show it at the north end of Lake Turkana, in between South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia (and surrounded by fictional countries like Azania, Canaan, and Narobia). In the Marvel Cinematic Universe (The Black Panther), on-screen maps use the location given in Marvel Atlas #2. In recent stories by writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, Wakanda is located on Lake Victoria, near Mohannda, Canaan, Azania, and Niganda. This places these nations mostly in what in real life is the eastern half of the Democratic Republic of the Congo." (Wikipedia)
What is this character's name?
This character is played by Paul Rudd in the MCU and has recently joined the Avengers team. "Scott Lang was a thief who became this hero after stealing the suit to save his daughter Cassandra "Cassie" Lang from a heart condition. Reforming from his life of crime, Lang soon took on a full-time job as this hero with the encouragement of Hank Pym. He became an affiliate of the Fantastic Four, and later became a full-time member of the Avengers. For a period of time, he dated Jessica Jones. He was ended by the Scarlet Witch along with the Vision and Hawkeye in Avengers Disassembled, and his daughter took up his heroic mantle as Stature in the book Young Avengers. He returned to life in 2011 in the mini-series, The Children's Crusade, but lost his daughter when she heroically sacrificed herself to stop a supercharged Doctor Doom, who would later revive her during the AXIS." (Wikipedia)
What is Killmonger’s relationship to Black Panther?
In the films, this character was portrayed as Michael B. Jordan and played the main antagonist in Black Panther. "A native of Wakanda, he was born under the name N'Jadaka. When Ulysses Klaue and his mercenaries attacked Wakanda, they press-ganged N'Jadaka's father, N'Jobu, into helping them; when Klaue was defeated, his father passed and his family was exiled. N'Jadaka ended up in Harlem, New York, nursing a hatred against the supervillain and T'Chaka, the king who had exiled him. He changed his name to Erik Killmonger and studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, desperate to avenge his father's passing." (Wikipedia)
Who is this Marvel character?
This character serves as the lead to the Fantastic Four and has the ability to elongate different body parts. "This character acts as the leader and father figure of the Fantastic Four, although in recent years he has increasingly been portrayed as being cold and distant towards his teammates due to his scientific, methodical nature. This is particularly true with his best friend, Ben Grimm, who partially blames Richards for his transformation into a large, rocky creature called the Thing. Whenever Richards is confronted with a challenge, his attention can be so focused that he can neglect even his own family. Regardless, he is the loving husband of Susan Storm, father of son Franklin Richards and daughter Valeria Richards, and mentor of his brother-in-law, Johnny Storm." (Wikipedia)
What Marvel character is this?
This Marvel character is known as an enemy of the X-Men and more so an enemy of Wolverine. "He is a fictional character, a supervillain appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics, most commonly in association with the X-Men, in particular as an enemy of Wolverine. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist/co-writer John Byrne, the character first appeared in Iron Fist #14 (August 1977). He was originally portrayed as a non-powered serial criminal but was later written as a mutant possessing bestial superhuman abilities, most notably a rapid healing factor, razor-sharp fangs and claws, and superhuman senses. He is a vicious assassin, responsible for numerous passings both as a paid mercenary and for his personal pleasure." (Wikipedia)
What is Hawkeye's real name?
The character known as Hawkeye was one of the first people to join the Avengers and is known to have the ability to fire arrows with keen accuracy. "He is a fictional superhero appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Don Heck, the character first appeared as a villain in Tales of Suspense #57 (Sept. 1964) and later joined the Avengers in The Avengers #16 (May 1965). He has been a prominent member of the team ever since. He was also ranked at #44 on IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes list. Hawkeye is portrayed by Jeremy Renner in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a shared fictional universe that is the setting of films produced by Marvel Studios. Renner first made an uncredited cameo appearance in Thor (2011) and later played a larger role in The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers: Endgame (2019)." (Wikipedia)
What rare metal is found in Wakanda?
Wakanda is known to be unmarked on a map. This is partly due to the rare materials that are found in the area. "This metal is a fictional metal appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. This fictional metal is noted for its uncanny ability to leverage thermodynamics in absorbing, storing, and releasing kinetic energy in a controlled manner. The metal is associated with Black Panther, as his suit is made from the metal and is found in his native homeland of Wakanda. Antarctic or Anti-Metal is created by artificial means, in contrast to natural, or Wakandan, of this metal. This metal is also commonly known as one of the materials used to construct Captain America's shield." (Wikipedia)
What disability heightens Daredevil's other senses?
Daredevil is known to fight crime with a disability. This disability has heightened his other senses giving him an edge in combat. "Daredevil's origins stem from a childhood accident that gave him special abilities. While growing up in the historically gritty or crime-ridden working class Irish-US neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen in New York City, Matt Murdock is ______ by a radioactive substance that falls from an out-of-control truck after he pushes a man out of the path of the oncoming vehicle. While he no longer can see, his exposure to the radioactive material heightens his remaining senses beyond normal human ability, and gives him a "radar sense." His father, a boxer named Jack Murdock, is a single man raising his son. Jack is later ended by gangsters after refusing to throw a fight, leaving Matt an orphan." (Wikipedia)
What is Groot's catchphrase?
This character is known for having only one catchphrase throughout both Guardians of the Galaxy films. Groot went on to star in its spin-off series, Guardians of the Galaxy, joining the team of the same name. Groot has been featured in a variety of associated Marvel merchandise, including animated television series, toys, and trading cards. Vin Diesel voices Groot in the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy, its 2017 sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and reprised the role in the 2018 film Avengers: Infinity War and will do so again in Avengers: Endgame (2019) while Krystian Godlewski played the character via performance capture in the first film. Since his film premiere and animated series debut, Groot has become a pop culture icon, with his repeated line "________" becoming an Internet meme." (Wikipedia)
How did the Hulk gain his superpowers?
The Hulk is known as one of the strongest members of The Avengers and one of the first superheroes to join the team. "Following his accident during the detonation of an experimental tool, Banner is physically transformed into the Hulk when subjected to emotional stress, at or against his will, often leading to destructive rampages and conflicts that complicate Banner's civilian life. The Hulk's level of strength is normally conveyed as proportionate to his level of anger. Commonly portrayed as a raging monster, the Hulk has been represented with other personalities based on Banner's fractured psyche, from a mindless, destructive force, to a brilliant warrior, or genius scientist in his own right. Despite both Hulk and Banner's desire for solitude, the character has a large supporting cast, including Banner's lover Betty Ross, his friend Rick Jones, his cousin She-Hulk, sons Hiro-Kala and Skaar, and his co-founders of the superhero team the Avengers. However, his uncontrollable power has brought him into conflict with his fellow heroes and others." (Wikipedia)
Who is the Avengers' enemy that gained control of the Infinity Stones?
This Avengers' enemy is known to be one of the most powerful enemies the Avengers have ever gone up against. "He is a fictional supervillain appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character, created by writer/artist Jim Starlin, first appeared in The Invincible Iron Man #55 (cover-dated February 1973). Thanos is one of the most powerful villains in the Marvel Universe and has clashed with many heroes including the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men. The character appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, portrayed by Damion Poitier in The Avengers (2012), and by Josh Brolin in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019) through voice and motion capture. The character has also appeared in various comic adaptations, including animated television series, arcade, and video games." (Wikipedia)
Who plays Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
The character of Iron Man was important to get right when building the MCU since he is the leader of the Avengers. "Making his acting debut at the age of five, appearing in his father's film Pound (1970), He appeared in roles associated with the Brat Pack, such as the teen sci-fi comedy Weird Science (1985) and the drama Less Than Zero (1987). He starred as the title character in the 1992 film Chaplin, for which he earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor and he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. After being released in 2000 from the California Substance Treatment Facility where he was incarcerated on drug charges, he joined the cast of the TV series Ally McBeal playing Calista Flockhart's love interest. For that, he earned a Golden Globe Award. His character was terminated when Downey was fired after two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001. After his last stay in a court-ordered drug treatment program, he achieved sobriety." (Wikipedia)
What is Hulk's catchphrase?
The Hulk is another character in the MCU that is known to have a catchphrase. This is due to him not being able to speak much. "One of the most iconic characters in popular culture, the character has appeared on a variety of merchandise, such as clothing and collectible items, inspired real-world structures (such as theme park attractions), and been referenced in a number of media. Banner and the Hulk have been adapted in live-action, animated, and video game incarnations. The most notable of these were the 1970s The Incredible Hulk television series, in which the character was portrayed by Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno. The character was first played in a live-action feature film by Eric Bana, with Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo portraying the character in the films The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame of the Marvel Cinematic Universe." (Wikipedia)
Who is Marvel's speedster?
This Marvel character is known to have similar powers to that of The Flash from the DC Universe. "He is a fictional character appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in the comic book X-Men #4 (March 1964) and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The character has since starred in two self-titled limited series and has historically been depicted as a regular team member in superhero title The Avengers. He has the superhuman ability to move at great speeds. In most depictions, he is a mutant, a human born with innate superhuman powers. In comic book stories beginning in 2015, he is the product of genetic experimentation by the High Evolutionary." (Wikipedia)
What are Wolverine’s indestructible claws made out of?
Wolverine is known to have indestructible claws. This combined with his healing factor makes him an unstoppable machine. "The metal is a fictional metal alloy appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. It is best known as the substance bonded to the character Wolverine's skeleton and claws. The metal was created by writer Roy Thomas and artists Barry Windsor-Smith and Syd Shores in Marvel Comics' Avengers #66 (July 1969), which presents the substance as part of the character Ultron's outer shell. In the stories where it appears, the defining quality of the metal is its practical indestructibility." (Wikipedia)
What is this member of the Fantastic Four called?
This member of the Fantastic Four is known to be completely made out of rock and he packs a heavy hit because of it. "He is a fictional superhero appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is a founding member of the Fantastic Four. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, and he first appeared in The Fantastic Four #1 (November 1961). The character is known for his trademark rocky appearance, sense of humor, and famous battle cry, "It's clobberin' time!" The character's speech patterns are loosely based on those of Jimmy Durante. Actor Michael Bailey Smith played Ben Grimm in The Fantastic Four film from 1994, Michael Chiklis portrayed the character in the 2005 film Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, while Jamie Bell acted the part in Fantastic Four (2015)." (Wikipedia)
What Marvel character is this?
This Marvel character is known to be a main enemy of the X-Men and has the ability to bend metal at his will. "The character is a powerful mutant, one of a fictional subspecies of humanity born with superhuman abilities, who has the ability to generate and control magnetic fields. He regards mutants as evolutionarily superior to humans and rejects the possibility of peaceful human-mutant coexistence; he initially aimed to conquer the world to enable mutants, whom he refers to as homo superior, to replace humans as the dominant species. Writers have since fleshed out his origins and motivations, revealing him to be a survivor whose extreme methods and cynical philosophy derive from his determination to protect mutants from undergoing a similar outcome at the hands of a world that freezes and persecutes mutants. He is a friend of Professor X, the leader of the X-Men, but their different philosophies cause a rift in their friendship at times. His role in comics has varied from supervillain to antihero to superhero, having served as an occasional ally and even a member of the X-Men at times." (Wikipedia)
Which MCU film featured the first appearance of Tom Holland's Spider-Man?
Tom Holland's Spider-Man was introduced in a non-traditional way for Marvel. He was introduced into the MCU in a film that was not a standalone Spider-Man film. "This film is a 2016 US superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger and 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the thirteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by the writing team of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, alongside an ensemble cast including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Daniel Brühl. In the film, disagreement over international oversight of the Avengers fractures them into opposing factions—one led by Steve Rogers and the other by Tony Stark." (Wikipedia)
Which war did Captain America fight in?
Captain America was known to have started out as a superhero in a time where war was rampant. He served as a US icon and a tool aiding in the war for America. "He is a fictional superhero appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (cover-dated March 1941) from Timely Comics, a predecessor of Marvel Comics. Captain America was designed as a patriotic supersoldier who often fought the Axis powers of this war and was Timely Comics' most popular character during the wartime period. The popularity of superheroes waned following the war and the Captain America comic book was discontinued in 1950, with a short-lived revival in 1953. Since Marvel Comics revived the character in 1964, Captain America has remained in publication." (Wikipedia)
Who is Thor’s father?
This character is known as a god in Asgard and was also played by Anthony Hopkins in the MCU. "He is a fictional character appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is first mentioned in Journey into Mystery #85 (Oct. 1962), then first appears in Journey into Mystery #86 (Nov. 1962), and was adapted from the Norse mythology by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He is the father of Thor and former king of Asgard. Sir Anthony Hopkins portrayed the character in the 2011 superhero feature film, Thor, and reprised his role in the 2013 and 2017 sequels, Thor: The Dark World, and Thor: Ragnarok, respectively." (Wikipedia)
What food do the Avengers eat after the Battle of New York?
A famous scene that takes place at the end of the first Avengers shows a defeated-looking team eating at a sit-down restaurant eating a certain type of food. "Rogers, Stark, Romanoff, Barton, and Thor rally in defense of New York City, the wormhole's location. Banner arrives and transforms into the Hulk, and together the Avengers battle the Chitauri while evacuating civilians. The Hulk finds Loki and beats him into submission. Romanoff makes her way to the wormhole generator, where Selvig, freed from Loki's mind control, reveals that Loki's scepter can be used to shut down the generator. Meanwhile, Fury's superiors from the World Security Council attempt to end the invasion by launching a nuclear missile at Midtown Manhattan. Stark intercepts the missile and takes it through the wormhole toward the Chitauri fleet. The missile detonates, stopping the Chitauri mothership and disabling their forces on Earth. Stark's suit runs out of power, and he falls back through the wormhole just as Romanoff closes it. Stark goes into freefall, but the Hulk saves him from crashing into the ground. In the aftermath, Thor returns Loki and the Tesseract to Asgard, while Fury expresses confidence that the Avengers will return if and when they are needed. In a mid-credits scene, the Other confers with his master about the missed attack on Earth. In a post-credits scene, the Avengers eat in silence at a restaurant." (Wikipedia)
Who were the two teams fighting in Captain America: Civil War?
There are two teams of the Avengers split up in the film Captain America: Civil War. Each character in the Avengers chose a side to the leader of the team they supported. "In 1991, the brainwashed super-soldier James "Bucky" Barnes is dispatched from a Hydra base in Siberia to intercept an automobile carrying a case of super-soldier serum. In the present day, approximately one year after Ultron's defeat in the nation of Sokovia at the hands of the Avengers, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, Sam Wilson, and Wanda Maximoff stop Brock Rumlow from stealing biological hardware from a lab in Lagos. Rumlow blows himself up, attempting to remove Rogers. Maximoff telekinetically contains the explosion and throws it upward, breaking a nearby building and accidentally shooting several Wakandan humanitarian workers." (Wikipedia)
Which planet is Thor on in Thor: Ragnarok?
The film Thor: Ragnarok is the third film in the solo Thor films and was well received. "Thor crash-lands on this planet, a waste planet surrounded by wormholes. A slave trader designated Scrapper 142 subdues him with an obedience disk and sells him as a gladiator to the ruler, the Grandmaster, with whom Loki has already ingratiated himself. Thor recognizes 142 as one of the Valkyrior, a legendary force of female warriors who were ended fighting Hela long ago. Thor is forced to compete in the Grandmaster's Contest of Champions, facing his old friend Hulk. Summoning lightning, Thor gets the upper hand, but the Grandmaster sabotages the fight to ensure Hulk's victory. Still enslaved after the fight, Thor attempts to convince Hulk and 142 to help him save Asgard, but neither is willing. He soon manages to escape the palace and finds the Quinjet that brought Hulk to the planet. Hulk follows Thor to the Quinjet, where a recording of Natasha Romanoff makes him transform back into Bruce Banner for the first time since Sokovia." (Wikipedia)
Which real-life superhero had a cameo in every MCU movie?
This real-life person has had a cameo in most Marvel films even the films in which aren't in the MCU. "In collaboration with others at Marvel—particularly co-writer/artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—he co-created numerous popular fictional characters, including superheroes Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, and Ant-Man. In doing so, he pioneered a more naturalistic approach to writing superhero comics in the 1960s, and in the 1970s he challenged the restrictions of the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to changes in its policies. In the 1980s he pursued development of Marvel properties in other media, with mixed results. Following his retirement from Marvel in the 1990s, he remained a public figurehead for the company, and frequently made cameo appearances in films and television shows based on Marvel characters, on which he received an executive producer credit. Meanwhile, he continued independent creative ventures into his 90s, until his passing in 2018." (Wikipedia)
Which one of these villains is a villain of The Hulk?
The Hulk has had many solo appearances despite being a prominent member of the Avengers. According to Wikipedia this character "is a fictional supervillain appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Tales to Astonish #90 (April 1967) and was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Gil Kane, to be the rival of the Hulk. Debuting in the Silver Age of Comic Books, the character has been featured in other Marvel-endorsed products such as arcade and video games, animated television series, merchandise such as action figures and trading cards, and the 2008 Marvel Cinematic Universe film The Incredible Hulk where he was portrayed by Tim Roth. In 2009, the character was ranked as IGN's 54th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time." (Wikipedia)
What is the name of the villain that appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming
This character was recently portrayed by Michael Keaton in Spider-Man: Homecoming. "This character is an alias used by several fictional supervillains appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. The first character to use the alias is Adrian Toomes, a recurring enemy of Spider-Man, and the second villain he encountered, after the Chameleon. Over the years, other characters have taken the mantle as enemies of Spider-Man, but Toomes is still the most recurring and well-known version of this character. The character has been depicted in numerous Spider-Man cartoons and video games. Michael Keaton portrayed the character in the 2017 film Spider-Man: Homecoming and its 2019 sequel Spider-Man: Far From Home; both are set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe." (Wikipedia)
Who becomes Spider-Man after Peter Parker?
For a while, Peter Parker was known as the only Spider-Man but eventually, a whole universe opened up that revealed different timelines where Peter Parker was replaced by another Spider-Man. "This character first appeared in Ultimate Fallout #4 (August 2011), following the passing of Peter Parker. An Afro-Latino teenager, he is the second Spider-Man to appear in Ultimate Marvel, an imprint with a separate continuity from the mainstream Marvel Universe. Although he is featured in the Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man comic book series, he is not the lead character in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated TV series that debuted in April 2012 on Disney XD, but he was later added to the main cast in 2016, and is the main character in the 2018 feature film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. After Marvel ended the Ultimate imprint in 2015, Miles was made a character in the main Marvel Universe, and began appearing in stories under the All-New, All-Different Marvel branding that debuted that same year." (Wikipedia)
Which of the following isn't a stone in the Infinity Gauntlet?
The Infinity Gauntlet is a holder for all of the Infinity Stones and holds the power of the universe. "At the start of The Infinity Gauntlet, the alien nihilist Thanos has collected the six Infinity Gems and attached them to his gauntlet. With their combined power, he becomes like a god and sets out to win the affection of a character, the living embodiment of loss in the Marvel Universe. When Thanos uses his powers to end half of the living beings in the universe, Adam Warlock leads Earth's remaining heroes against him. After the Infinity Gauntlet is stolen by Thanos' villainous granddaughter Nebula, Thanos aids the remaining heroes in defeating her. Warlock ultimately obtains the Infinity Gauntlet and uses its power to undo the loss and destruction caused by Thanos." (Wikipedia)
What villain is this?
This villain is known to be a prominent villain of Ant-Man and appeared in the first stand-alone Ant-Man film. "Darren Cross is a millionaire and the founder of a successful corporation, which rivals its top competitors. Cross was diagnosed with a heart condition due to overwork and had to use an experimental nucleorganic pacemaker in order to save his life. The pacemaker was a success but enhanced Cross's circulatory system, mutating his body and giving him superhuman abilities. With a side effect that overuse causes the burning out of his heart, Cross went through various heart transplants, which led him to capture surgeon Dr. Erica Sondheim to replace his heart and to take "donors" from the slums. This attracted the attention of the second Ant-Man looking for Sondheim in order to save his own daughter's life. The resulting battle with Ant-Man burned out Cross's heart, as Sondheim had reimplanted his old, worn-out heart prior to Ant-Man crashing the surgery." (Wikipedia)
What is the name of this group of heroes?
This group of heroes is known to be made up of four different heroes including Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. "These heroes are a set of fictional superhero groups with rotating membership appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. They are usually presented as a "non-team" of individualistic "outsiders" who, in their prior adventures, are known for following their own agendas. The team often battles mystic and supernatural threats. Its original incarnation was led by Doctor Strange and included Hulk, Namor, and—eventually—Silver Surfer. They first appeared as the team in Marvel Feature #1 (Dec. 1971). The group had a rotating line-up from 1972 until 1986, with Dr. Strange and the Hulk being usually constant members along with a number of other mainstays such as Valkyrie, Nighthawk, Hellcat, Gargoyle, Beast, the Son of Satan and Luke Cage, and a large number of temporary members." (Wikipedia)
Name this mercenary Marvel character
This character is known for being more of an anti-hero but has crossed paths on the opposing side of Deadpool before. "He is a fictional character appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with X-Force and the X-Men. The character first appeared as a newborn infant in Uncanny X-Men #201 (Jan. 1986) created by writer Chris Claremont, while his adult identity was created by writer Louise Simonson and artist/co-writer Rob Liefeld, and first appeared in The New Mutants #87 (March 1990). Nathan Summers is the biological son of the X-Men member Cyclops (Scott Summers) and Madelyne Pryor (Jean Grey's clone) though other versions saw him as Jean's son, the half brother of Rachel Summers and Nate Grey, and the genetic template for Stryfe. He is from a possible future timeline, having been transported as an infant to the future, where he grew into a warrior, before returning to the present." (Wikipedia)
What is The Punisher's real name?
This character is known to have a grueling backstory and this is where he used to go by the name other than the Punisher. "He is a fictional character appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Gerry Conway and artists John Romita Sr. and Ross Andru, with publisher Stan Lee green-lighting the name. The Punisher made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (cover-dated February 1974). The character is an Italian-US vigilante who employs extortion, coercion, threats of crime, and torture in his campaign against crime. Driven by the passing of his wife and two children who were ended by the mob for witnessing a crime in New York City's Central Park, the Punisher wages a one-man war on the mob and all criminals in general while employing the use of various firearms. His family's suspects were the first to be slain. A war veteran and the United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper, he is skilled in hand-to-hand combat, guerrilla warfare, and marksmanship." (Wikipedia)
What is this Avengers' enemy called?
This Avengers enemy is one of the toughest they have faced and appeared in the second Avengers film. "He is a fictional supervillain appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is most recognized as a nemesis of the superhero group Avengers and has a quasi-familial relationship with his creator Hank Pym. He was the first Marvel Comics character to wield the fictional metal alloy adamantium. The character has been voiced by Tom Kane and by Jim Meskimen in several media adaptations. The character is played by James Spader in the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Wikipedia)
What is this character's name?
This character was portrayed by Benicio Del Toro in Avengers: Infinity War and played a vital role in that film. "For millions of years, this character lived on an unknown world with his wife and child, spending his days in thought and contemplation. Over three billion years ago, when his wife, Matani Tivan, lost the will to live and relinquished her immortality, this character realized he would need a hobby to maintain his own sanity, and began collecting interesting artifacts and life forms from around the universe. Eventually, his obsession reached such heights he collected anything he considered rare or valuable often just for the sake of collecting. As such, he has a wide variety of rare or unique items at his disposal." (Wikipedia)
Besides playing Captain America what other Marvel character did Chris Evans play?
There are a few actors from the MCU that have played other characters in Marvel films before the official MCU was developed. One of these actors was Chris Evans. "He is a fictional superhero appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is a founding member of the Fantastic Four. He is writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby's reinvention of a similar, previous character, the android of the same name and powers who was created in 1939 by writer-artist Carl Burgos for Marvel Comics' predecessor company, Timely Comics. Like the rest of the Fantastic Four, Jonathan "Johnny" Storm gained his powers on a spacecraft became overloaded by cosmic rays. He can engulf his entire body in flames, fly, absorb fire harmlessly into his own body, and control any nearby fire by sheer force of will. "Flame on!" which the character customarily shouts when activating his full-body flame effect, has become his catchphrase." (Wikipedia)
What actor plays Star-Lord?
This actor is mainly known for playing Star-Lord but his role in this film also launched him into stardom in Hollywood and he has appeared as the leading actor in many other films recently. "He is is a US actor. He rose to prominence for his television roles, particularly as Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation (2009–2015), for which he received critical acclaim and was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2013. He also starred earlier in his job as Bright Abbott in The WB drama series Everwood (2002–2006) and has notable roles in Wanted (2008), Jennifer's Body (2009), Moneyball (2011), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2013), Delivery Man (2013), and Her (2013)." (Wikipedia)
What metal is Captain America's shield made out of?
Captain America's main tool in combat is his shield which he uses as protection and as a projectile. "Captain America's shield is a fictional item appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. It is the primary defensive and offensive piece of equipment used by the Marvel Comics superhero Captain America; he is seldom seen without it. Over the years, Captain America has had the use of several different shields of varying composition and design. His original heater shield first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941), published by Marvel's 1940s predecessor, Timely Comics. The circular shield best associated with the character debuted in the next issue, Captain America Comics #2. Captain America was created by the team of writer-artist Joe Simon and artist Jack Kirby." (Wikipedia)
What Marvel character is this?
This Marvel character is mainly known for being a vampire and using swords as his main tools against enemies. "He was born in a whorehouse in the Soho neighborhood of London, England in 1929. Eric's mother, Tara Brooks, was a criminal at Madame Vanity's Brothel. When Tara experienced severe labor complications, a doctor was summoned who was in actuality Deacon Frost, a vampire who feasted on her during Eric's birth and ended her. However, this inadvertently passed along certain enzymes in his own body to the infant. This resulted in Eric's quasi-vampiric abilities, including a greatly prolonged lifespan and the ability to sense supernatural creatures, as well as an immunity to complete vampirism. Brooks' fellow criminals drove off Frost before he could end the infant as well." (Wikipedia)
What Marvel character is this?
This Marvel character is known for his skull being on fire and using a chain as the main tool to take down enemies. "The first supernatural version of this character is stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze, who, in order to save the life of his father, agreed to give his soul to "Satan" (later revealed to be an arch-demon named Mephisto). At night and when around the dark, Blaze finds his flesh taken over by hellfire, causing his head to become a flaming skull. He rides a fiery motorcycle and wields large amounts of hellfire from his body, usually from his skeletal hands. He eventually learns he has been bonded with the demon Zarathos. Blaze was featured in the series from 1972 to 1983." (Wikipedia)
What is the Winter Soldier's real name?
The Winter Soldier is known to be a good friend of Captain America's and has undergone several experiments at the hands of bad corporations. "He is a fictional superhero appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. Originally introduced as a sidekick to Captain America, the character was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby and first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (cover-dated March 1941) (which was published by Marvel's predecessor) as the original and most well-known incarnation of this character. The character is brought back from supposed passing as the brainwashed assassin Winter Soldier (RU: Зимний Солдат, transit. Zimniy Soldát; Belarusian: Зімовы Салдат transit. Zimowy Saldat; Uzbek: Qish Askari transit. Kish Askari), and later assumed the role of Captain America when Steve Rogers was presumed to have passed." (Wikipedia)
Which one of these actors didn’t play Spider-man?
There has been a long line of actors who have taken up the role of playing Spider-Man. Now that Spider-Man has officially been introduced into the MCU it can be confusing to try and recall who has and hasn't played the wall-crawler. "Marvel has featured Spider-Man in several comic book series, the first and longest-lasting of which is The Amazing Spider-Man. Over the years, the Peter Parker character developed from a shy, nerdy New York City high school student to troubled but outgoing college student, to married high school teacher to, in the late 2000s, a single freelance photographer. In the 2010s, he joins the Avengers, Marvel's flagship superhero team." (Wikipedia)
What is the name of the device powers the Iron Man suit?
Iron Man is known to have a replacement heart that also powers his Iron Man suit. "Iron Man's armor is a fictional powered exoskeleton appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics and is worn by comic book superhero Tony Stark when he assumes the identity of Iron Man. The first armor (which in the story, was created by Stark and Ho Yinsen), was designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby, and first appeared, along with Tony Stark, in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963). In the fictional multiverse appearance of Stark's armor has radically changed over the years, either as a result of modifications made by Stark or specialized armors created for specific situations. In real life, it changed as different artists took over the series and decided to change it to what they wanted." (Wikipedia)
What is Red Skull’s real name?
Red Skull is known to be one of Captain America's main enemies and also the leader of a strong German army. "He is a fictional supervillain appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is usually depicted as the archenemy of the superhero Captain America. Portrayed as an agent, the character was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby and first appeared in Captain America Comics #7 (October 1941). The character has been adapted to a variety of other media platforms, including animated television series, video games, and live-action feature films. He was portrayed by actor Scott Paulin in the 1990 direct-to-video film Captain America, and then by Hugo Weaving in the 2011 film Captain America: The First Avenger and by Ross Marquand in the 2018 film Avengers: Infinity War, the latter two both set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe." (Wikipedia)
Which of these Marvel movies is rated-R?
It isn't often that you see a superhero film that gets a rating above PG-13. However, there is one film that took the leap and now has opened the door to the idea of presenting R-rated superhero films. "The film is a 2016 US superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the eighth installment of the X-Men film series and the first standalone film about this character. Directed by Tim Miller from a screenplay by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson alongside Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T. J. Miller, Gina Carano, and Brianna Hildebrand. In the film, Wilson—as the antihero—hunts down the man who gave him mutant abilities and caused his scarred physical appearance." (Wikipedia)
Name this Marvel character
This character is best known to be associated with the X-Men. He is known to use a large staff and playing cards to attack his enemies. "He is a fictional character appearing in US comic books published by Marvel Comics, commonly in association with the X-Men. The character was created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Jim Lee. Drawn by artist Mike Collins, Gambit makes his first appearances in Uncanny X-Men Annual #14 (July 1990) and Uncanny X-Men #266 (August 1990). He belongs to a subspecies of humans called mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. He has the ability to mentally create, control, and manipulate pure kinetic energy to his desire. He is also incredibly knowledgeable and skilled in card-throwing, hand-to-hand combat, and the use of a bō staff. He is known to charge playing cards and other objects with kinetic energy, using them as explosive projectiles." (Wikipedia)
Which actor hasn’t played Hulk?
Similar to Spider-Man there have also been several actors who have played The Hulk. "One of the most iconic characters in popular culture, the character has appeared on a variety of merchandise, such as clothing and collectible items, inspired real-world structures (such as theme park attractions), and been referenced in a number of media. Banner and the Hulk have been adapted in live-action, animated, and video game incarnations. The most notable of these were the 1970s The Incredible Hulk television series, in which the character was portrayed by Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno. The character was first played in a live-action feature by different actors portraying the character in the films The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame of the Marvel Cinematic Universe." (Wikipedia)
Who plays the character of Deadpool?
The character of Deadpool was hard to nail down especially in film form. Finding an actor who was quirky and comedic enough to fit the role was very important. "The actor began his job starring in the CA teen soap opera Hillside and had minor roles before landing the role of Michael Bergen on the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl between 1998 and 2001. He then starred in a range of films, including comedies such as National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Waiting..., and The Proposal. He also performed in dramatic roles in Buried, Woman in Gold, and Life, and starred in action films such as Blade: Trinity, Green Lantern, and Safe House. In 2016, he starred as the title character in Deadpool. The film received critical and commercial acclaim and set numerous records at the time of its release for an R-rated comedy." (Wikipedia)
Who played Drax the Destroyer?
Drax the Destroyer is a prominent part of the Guardians of the Galaxy and was portrayed well in the on-screen adaptation of the comic book series. "He began his pro wrestling job in 1999 and signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 2000. From 2002 to 2010, he gained fame under the ring name Batista and became a six-time world champion by winning the World Championship four times and the WWE Championship twice. He holds the record for the longest reign as World Champion at 282 days and has also won the World Tag Team Championship three times (twice with Ric Flair and once with John Cena) and the WWE Tag Team Championship once (with Rey Mysterio). He was the winner of the 2005 Royal Rumble match and went on to headline WrestleMania 21, one of the top five highest-grossing pay-per-view events in professional wrestling history. He re-signed with WWE in 2013, going on to win the 2014 Royal Rumble match and headline WrestleMania XXX." (Wikipedia)
What is the name of Thor’s hammer?
Thor's hammer serves as his main tool against enemies. In many iterations, he is the only one who can wield the large hammer. "______ is the hammer of Thor, the Norse god associated with thunder. It is depicted in Norse mythology as one of the most powerful tools in existence, capable of leveling mountains. In its account of Norse mythology, the Prose Edda relates how the hammer's characteristically short handle was due to a mistake during its manufacture. Similar hammers (Ukonvasara) were a common symbol of the god of thunder in other North European mythologies. The name is derived from a Proto-Germanic form (Wikipedia).