Heartfelt Throwbacks In MCU:
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a loop of several storylines that are interlinked. Only fans can decipher the lines and visuals used by the studio discreetly to connect every movie. You need to fastidious and invested in the entire franchise to savor these interesting callbacks. Nothing in the MCU is a coincidence and no dialogue is used in the movies are without an outcome. This is what makes Marvel a family where no standalone movie is an outsider. It solidifies the fact that every story and character is part of one universe. An event in one movie will impact the subsequent films of other heroes. We bring to you the 10 most heartfelt throwbacks used in the MCU movies. Did you catch any of the callbacks?
1. Steve Rogers’s Drawing
In The First Avenger, Steve had made a sketch of himself as a circus monkey in Captain America’s uniform when he was tired of being treated as a poster boy. He turned the drawing into a frame and kept it on his desk as was shown in Captain America: Civil War.
2. Tony in Howard Stark’s Robe
In 2010 Iron Man 2, we saw Tony Stark relaxing in a fancy robe. It wasn’t until Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter, set in the 1940s when we learned that the robe belonged to Tony’s father, Howard Stark.
3. Thor Gave Asgardian Drink To Cap
In Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor boasted of his super-strong Asgardian liqueur which was not meant for mortals. But he offered it to Steve Rogers without question indicating that he knew the Super Soldier Serum in Cap prevented him from getting drunk. Well, you need to be a good fan to remember that little detail.
4. Peggy Knew They’d Start Over
During her last hours in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Peggy told Steve “The world has changed and none of us can go back. All we can do is our best, and sometimes the best we can do is to start over”. Well, Steve does go back in time and starts over in Avengers: Endgame.
5. Spider-Man Uses Captain’s Stunt
Peter Parker proved to be a smart intern by observing his seniors and learning from them. Even though he was fighting against Captain America under Tony Stark’s instruction, he made it very clear that he was a fan and admirer of America’s hero. During the Civil War, Cap used a “jump and roll” trick to attack Peter which the kid later used on some thugs in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
6. Photo Frame of Tony Stark and Pepper Potts
In Iron Man 2, Tony and Pepper had taken a photograph together at the event in Monaco. It was good to see that the photo session was not a mere waste of time and that the makers remembered it. We spotted the photo frame displayed behind Tony in The Avengers.
7. Odin Showed The New Asgard
During his last moments in Thor: Ragnarok, Odin met his two sons on the cliff of Norway and told them that Asgard was not a place and that it was where the people stood. He then pointed to a distance and called the place home before leaving them. In Avengers: Endgame, we saw that the New Asgard was built on the same location.
8. Rhodes Hinted At His Recasting
MCU replacing Terrance Howard in Iron Man 2 with Don Cheadle for War Machine had created a lot of stir in the tabloids. In reference to that, Don’s Rhodes made an entrance to the courtroom and said “It’s me, I’m here, deal with it”.
9. Winter Soldier Repercussions In Spider-Homecoming: Homecoming
The Battle of Triskelion had taken place between HYDRA and S.H.I.E.L.D in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Its after-effects were shown in Spider-Man: Homecoming just like it would have in the real world. During Peter’s school trip to Washington, we saw a diversion board on their way that read “Cleanup for Triskelion”.
10. Natasha’s Ballet Shoes
Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff’s past has been a major mystery and blurry. There is a lot of confusion between her ballet training and combat training in the Red Room when she was a kid. Avengers: Age of Ultron dug a little bit to her memories where we saw glimpses of her learning ballet dancing. Whether her memories were hampered or not is a chapter for the Black Widow movie. But Avengers: Endgame made a throwback to this moment by showing her ballet shoes resting on a chair.
Some Honorable Mention sare-
Iron Man’s First and Last Act
Thanos Revealed Why Gamora Couldn’t Lie
The Song Peggy and Steve Dance On In Avengers: Endgame Was Played In Captain America; The Winter Soldier At Steve’s Apartment