13 Unresolved Storylines in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

MCU Unresolved Storylines:

Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a very popular superhero franchise based on characters that appear in Marvel Comics. The films of MCU have been able to earn billions at the box office. It’s needless to say that the franchise is now well-known among kids and adults. If we talk about Marvel Cinematic Universe films, there have been a few storylines that still remain unresolved. Marvel fans have been still looking for the answers to these storylines. Here are the ones that need resolution in the coming films and TV shows:

Replacement of Nick Fury and Maria Hill by Skrulls

The end credits of Spider-Man: Far From Home revealed Nick Fury and Maria Hill utilizing Talos and his wife Soren as body doubles and while the real Nick Fury was seen somewhere else. Various theories have been developed in terms of this scene. Since Nick Fury has been in touch with Talos and Skrulls since the ’90s and started setting up S.W.O.R.D. with Maria Rambeau at the same time, it makes sense that a spy like Fury has been swapping back and forth with a Skrull double since that time.

The buyer of Brock Rumlow in “Captain America: Civil War”

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We all remember that scene from Civil War where Cap asks Rumlow “Who’s your buyer?”. Rumlow doesn’t answer anything and instead changes the topic to Bucky. Theories say that it might be the Ten Rings, which is a criminal organization led by the Mandarin. A member of the same organization was seen in a deleted scene from Ant-Man, and now the Mandarin will appear in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

The Raft in “Captain America: Civil War”

Captain America: Civil War‘s Raft was built as a prison for many dangerous criminals and enhanced individuals. It has been a part of various storylines in the Comics. It was last mentioned in Luke Cage and Jessica Jones where we saw Diamondback and Trish Walker being sent to the place. Even though these characters may not fit into the MCU canon theories suggest that the Raft may be housing enhanced individuals about whom we have forgotten. It could prove to be an opportunity for future MCU projects to bring certain villains back through this supermax prison.

Ramifications of Ego’s Celestial Expansion

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Ego revealed his plan for the universe involving the activation of seeds of his essence on the planets where he left them through his attempts to sire offspring. While doing that, he triggered some pulsating, blue-glowing, and terraforming substance which might have been intended to phase the planets into extensions of Ego himself. He termed this process as “The Expansion”.

The celestial seeds were able to do a substantial amount of damage to the planets that hosted them and they left certain amounts of alien landmass. It was able to cause a lot of destruction even if the material separated completely. The MCU has never addressed what happened after the Expansion stopped. How did Earth and several other planets get rid of the blue-goo!

The Earthquake off the Coast of Africa in “Avengers: Endgame”

There was a conversation between Black Widow and Okoye where an underwater earthquake off the coast of Africa was mentioned. This concerned Natasha on how the Avengers will handle it and Okoye replied by saying “it’s an earthquake under the ocean, we handle it by not handling it”. Fans of the MCU think that it is a setup for Namor the Sub-Mariner and Marvel’s version of Atlantis which is a hidden society under water.

Where is Betty Ross?

MCU Unresolved Storylines

Betty Ross, played by Liv Tyler was a character seen in The Incredible Hulk. The movie has not seen any continuation in the form of a sequel till now and we’ve not even seen Betty Ross seen in any other film. Her character was a scientist with a specialization in biology and radiation. Fans of MCU are of the opinion that she might return in the upcoming She-Hulk series on Disney+. The show has not yet entered into production, so nothing can be said for sure.

Where is Abomination?

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“The Incredible Hulk” was the lowest-grossing film of the MCU but was considered as an improvement over the 2003 film. We all remember the battle between Hulk and the Abomination in the climax of the film. The character of Abomination was never seen again after the 2008 film. Theories say that he might have been taken into custody since he reverted back to human after getting subdued. Thankfully, the upcoming She-Hulk will answer all questions regarding Emil Blonsky’s absence.

The Avengers Facility Staff after “Captain America: Civil War”

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If you remember, towards the end of “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, the Avengers were seen in a compound with new staff independent of S.H.I.E.L.D. After the events of “Captain America: Civil War”, it was thought that the Avengers completely disbanded and the facility looks empty for most of the part except the press conference and limited staff at the end of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. It would have been nice to see more people at the Compound in films like Civil War, and possibly even Endgame.

Is Mysterio Dead?

MCU Unresolved Storylines

The ending of “Spider-Man: Far From Home” saw a news broadcast from DailyBugle.net, which came with a clip of Mysterio’s last moments before his death. Quentin Beck died because of the injuries sustained in the battle with Spider-Man but his infrastructure could be very well alive and thriving. When it was confirmed by E.D.I.T.H. that Beck died on the bridge and there are no more holograms after the end of the battle, it leaves Beck’s team of former Stark employees with a vendetta against Avengers. Overall, it can be said that this is not the end of Mysterio and he might show up in another form again.

Is the Ghost dead?

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We saw in “Ant-Man and the Wasp” that Ant-Man went into the Quantum Realm for gathering Quantum particles to help Ghost retain her form. But she got snapped and Ant-Man was gone for five years. So, no one knows the condition of the Ghost without any treatment. The next installment of the Ant-Man franchise might shine some light onto it.

What happened to Samuel Sterns?

Dr. Samuel Sterns appeared in “The Incredible Hulk”. He was a cellular biologist at Grayburn College and was searching for a cure for Bruce Banner’s big green issue. He made a temporary antidote but had to forcefully perform the same procedure on Emil Blonsky which turned him into Abomination. There is still a question on when we would get to see Samuel Sterns again. Since Secretary Thaddeus Ross returned in “Captain America: Civil War”, “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame,” we hope that Samuel Sterns could also make a return.

The Mjolnir’s Fragments after Hela shattered it

The MCU fans have been asking about what happened to the remains of Thor’s hammer Mjolnir. The next installment in the Thor franchise, “Thor: Love and Thunder” might answer this question. The fourth installment will see the return of Jane Foster and might explore her cancer plotline as she takes on the mantle of Thor. Apart from this, we saw how New Asguard was created in Norway in “Avengers: Endgame” and so it will not be that much of a stretch if Asgardian refugees decide to pick up the pieces at a point in time.

All the Dark Elves killed by Thor?

In “Avengers: Endgame”, there was nothing that pointed out to the survival of Dark Elves except the one soldier that the Collector had imprisoned in Guardians of the Galaxy. The elf might have been destroyed after Carina picked up the Power Stone and there was an explosion in the facility. Visual effects supervisor Matt Aitken said in an interview that Dark Elves were initially going to be a part of Thanos’s army in the final battle sequence but had to be cut because of time constraints.

Anupal Sraban Neog

Born and grew up in Guwahati, Assam. Wish to see a discrimination free India at some point. Love to travel and explore new places. Binge watching web series is my favorite time pass activity. A Cinephilia and an ardent follower of Marvel and DC.
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