MCU Fans Love These Marvel Movie Mishaps
The Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps pumping out hit after hit to entertain both lifelong comic book fans and newcomers to the genre. No one has captured hearts and sparked imagination in the past decade better than the creators of the MCU. Every movie installment has added a new piece to the story and provided plenty of reasons to get excited for the next one.
Although the MCU has enjoyed incredible success, the movies have had a few bloopers and blunders along the way. What else would you expect when you’re dealing with so much epic content? It’s always fun when you catch the mishaps. Let’s take a look at some of the MCU's "best" mistakes!
Cap's Unmoving Hair - The Avengers
For normal people, when the wind blows, your hair flaps around and may even smack you in the face for good measure, especially if you drive with the windows down or ride a motorcycle. Apparently, Captain America’s hair is just as indestructible as his shield. As the Avengers go their separate ways at the end of the first team movie, Cap drives off on his motorcycle — without a helmet, of course.
Black Widow’s Fighting Hair - The Avengers
Black Widow’s character is tough, and she definitely knows how to take out an enemy or two — or 20. She was introduced at maximum capacity at the beginning of The Avengers, but there was a slight miscalculation.
Somebody Get a Map - Avengers: Endgame
The Avengers have had a connection to Tonsberg, Norway, ever since Captain America: The First Avenger, so it’s not surprising that this would be the location of the New Asgard. The location is actually Scotland, and other filming was done in the state of Georgia.
Self-Cleaning Shield - Age of Ultron
Everyone can agree that Captain America’s shield is awesome. It’s incredibly strong and looks great. Apparently, it also has another characteristic that no one knew about — it somehow cleans itself. At least, that’s how it seems in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Politically Incorrect - Captain America: Civil War
Sokovia is the home of Scarlet Witch and her brother, and it’s the site of the epic Ultron battle. It makes sense that when legal requirements were established to regulate "enhanced individuals" after the Ultron incident that they would be named after Sokovia.
Medical Mishaps - Doctor Strange
Doctor Stephen Strange is an excellent Sorcerer Supreme. In his movie, he was even an excellent, albeit cocky, surgeon. In real life, though, he never would have made it through med school. His character committed a couple of big no-nos when he was getting ready to perform brain surgery on a patient.
Married Before His Time - Captain America: Civil War
Everyone noticed the chemistry between Tony Stark and Pepper Potts from the beginning, and it was easy to see that she is a definite positive in his life. Tony knew that too, but it sure took a long time for him to make anything official.
A Sneaky Escape - Avengers: Infinity War
In Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man — a.k.a. Peter Parker — is on his way with his classmates to enjoy a field trip. When he looks out the bus window and sees the invasion, he immediately sneaks off the bus. It was daring, brave — and impossible for someone not to notice his maneuver.
Flag on the Play - Captain America: The First Avenger
In Captain America: The First Avenger, we are introduced to Tony Stark’s dad — as a much younger man, of course. We also get a peek at Stark’s World Expo. As the name suggests, it’s an international event, so it makes sense to have flags from around the world flying in the breeze.
Some Serious Multitasking - Avengers: Endgame
At one point, experts suggested that multitasking was the way to be more productive, and people embraced the concept. More recently, they started saying that multitasking divides your attention too much, so you should avoid it. Multitasking seems to work just fine for Scott Lang — a.k.a. Ant-Man — though.
Inconceivable Timelines - Spider-Man: Homecoming
MCU fans really want to follow the characters’ stories and keep up with the storylines, but that becomes a lot harder when the movies confuse their own timelines. Spider-Man: Homecoming is one of the most confusing examples. It opens with Adrian Toomes — before he became the villainous Vulture — cleaning up the mess that the first Avengers’ battle made.
Someone's Been Studying - Iron Man
The introduction of the Iron Man character was quite exciting. Watching Tony Stark go from a playboy to an almost-responsible adult while taking out the bad guys was pretty fun. One of the best parts was watching Tony learn to use the suit he designed and the many mishaps that came with it.
Maybe Not the Strongest Metal - Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America’s shield is made from vibranium, which is one of the world’s strongest materials in the MCU, yet it’s incredibly light. These characteristics make it the perfect weapon for Cap to throw at enemies with ease while still being capable of deflecting something as strong as Thor’s hammer.
Psychics on the Hydra Payroll - Captain America: Winter Soldier
In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve finds out about the helicarriers watching and targeting anyone who might be a threat to Hydra. Among the names of those considered "threats," you may have noticed one that didn’t belong: Stephen Strange.
Indestructible Without Suits - Avengers: Age of Ultron
We all know that the suits Tony Stark creates can be put through the wringer and still come out on top. Tony and his best friend Rhodey are pretty spectacular using those suits to take out whatever enemies they face. Without them, however, they are completely human — well, minus Tony’s arc reactor.
The Last Survivor - Avengers: Infinity War
Gamora is Thanos’ adopted daughter, and she is supposedly the last of her people — but how did that happen? When she was a child, Thanos went to her planet to decimate the population, as he was already on his annihilation kick.
Musical Mixup - Guardians of the Galaxy
The mixtape belonging to Peter Quill — a.k.a. Star Lord — is an interesting and fun part of his story. It’s a tape his mother gave him with her favorite songs from the ‘70s. In 1988, Quill was abducted from Earth right after his mother died of cancer.
Self-Cleaning Laundry - Thor
When Thor was exiled and sent to Earth, he found his hammer in the mud. After a great deal of time and several tries, he wasn’t able to lift it off the ground. He did, however, get mud all over his clothes while he tried.
Bucky’s Mysterious Age - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
After Captain America thaws out from his 70-year ice bath, he finds out that all his former friends are very old or dead, including his best friend Bucky Barnes. In an attempt to mourn the loss and understand what happened, Steve visits a museum with a memorial for his friend.
S.H.I.E.L.D. Is Really Hidden - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Visiting the locations of your favorite movie scenes or historical events is nothing new. When the coordinates for the Triskelion S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters popped up on the screen of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, you can bet that plenty of MCU fans took down those numbers so they could make plans to visit.
Self-Filling Weapons - The Avengers
Hawkeye may be an expert marksman and an awesome Avenger, but no one told us he was also magical with an arrow quiver that consistently replenishes itself. That’s exactly what seems to be happening in The Avengers.
Missing Bulletproof Windows - Iron Man 3
In Iron Man 3, bad guy Aldrich Killian sends someone to take Rhodey’s place as the Iron Patriot on Air Force One. When Killian’s thug attacks, a series of events lead to death and destruction, including a bullet shooting out windows. The scene ends with Iron Man swooping in to save everyone who fell out of the plane.
Time for Lunch - The Avengers
After the Avengers defeated Loki's army and restarted Iron Man's heart, Tony starts jabbering about shawarmas in true Tony Stark fashion. In the next scene, the Avengers are taking Loki into custody. After the credits roll, we see the team silently eating shawarmas.
Don’t Turn Out the Lights - The Avengers
That arc reactor in Tony Stark’s chest has always shone brightly through his clothes, especially in the earliest MCU movies when they paid more attention to it. As an ever-present reminder that he could die at any second, it takes some effort to cover up the bright light.
Fast Drying Clothes - Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America gained some incredible strength among other things, but did you know that he and his clothes are also apparently water-resistant? In the Cap’s debut movie, he chases Heinz Kruger, one of Hydra’s agents, all the way off the Brooklyn Pier.
Grammar Police Are Cringing - Iron Man
The beginning of the first Iron Man movie shows a room full of people gathered to celebrate Tony Stark’s accomplishments. During the presentation, a magazine cover pops up on screen that says Tony has taken the "reigns" of Stark Enterprises, his family’s business. Unfortunately, this is the incorrect spelling of the word for this usage. It should have read "reins."
Cap Needs Driving Lessons - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Sure, Steve Rogers was frozen for 70 years, which means he missed all the adaptations made to cars over the years. Still, he is often seen on a motorcycle, so that it leads us to believe that he adapted to driving modern vehicles, but that seems not to be the case in this movie.
Justin Hammer Is Stronger Than He Looks - Iron Man 2
When you think of villains in Iron Man 2, Ivan Vanko is probably who pops in your mind. He was the one who came out swinging electric whips, after all. He wasn’t the only bad guy, however. Remember Justin Hammer, the guy backing Vanko?
Capital or Capitol, That Is the Question - Iron Man 2
In Iron Man 2, Tony Stark has to testify before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator Stern demands that Tony hand over the Iron Man tech to the U.S. government. Of course, Tony refuses, and it wasn’t much longer before he discovered that his tech was being sold to America’s enemies.
Falcon Forgets Basic Math - Captain America: Civil War
Sam Wilson — a.k.a. Falcon — makes a good addition to the team. While the rest of the Avengers are handling the ground battle, Falcon can help out in the sky. He can let the rest of the team know what’s going on since he has a bird’s eye view.