21 Best Small Details Marvel Fans Pointed Out About The MCU In 2021

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The MCU has become a juggernaut of a franchise, and with more than two dozen films (and counting), there's plenty to watch in the theaters, on Netflix, and Disney+. The MCU has been around since 2008's debut of Iron Man, and while the franchise has plenty of fans, there's still plenty of ingenious details – some of which require multiple viewings – many haven't noticed before.

While there are plenty of people who find interesting things while watching the various movies and television series, only a few take the time to share their findings online. This list takes a look at some of the MCU's best small details that fans have pointed out in 2021.


  • 1
    135 VOTES

    The Sound Of Birds Diminishes At The Beginning Of 'Avengers: Endgame'

    From Redditor u/last_slice_of_bread2:

    In Avengers: Endgame (2019), as the opening scene goes on, the sound of the birds around them gets quieter and quieter as they disintegrate.

    135 votes
  • 2
    105 VOTES

    The Only Time Drax Wears A Shirt Is At Tony's Memorial Service At The End Of 'Endgame'

    From Redditor u/SurugaMonke:

    In Avengers: Endgame (2019), during the funeral scene, Drax is seen wearing a shirt. This is the only occasion that he has ever worn something over his chest in the MCU, as stated in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 by him that he has "sensitive nipples."

    105 votes
  • 3
    82 VOTES

    There's A Miles Morales Easter Egg In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

    From Redditor u/bob1689321:

    In Spider-Man Homecoming (2017), Miles Morales' Uncle Aaron's car has the license plate UCS-M01, for "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1", the series Miles Morales starred in. They even got the hyphen right!

    82 votes
  • 4
    107 VOTES

    In 'Avengers: Endgame,' New Asgard Is Where The Red Skull Found The Tesseract

    From Redditor u/wraglavs:

    In Avengers Endgame (2019), the town that becomes New Asgard is the same town in which the Red Skull originally discovers the Tesseract in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

    107 votes
  • 5
    73 VOTES

    The Damage To The Rainbow Bridge Is Still Visible Via A Scar In 'Thor: The Dark World'

    From Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon:

    In Thor: The Dark World (2013), you can see a big crack in the Bifrost bridge. The Asgardians repaired it after it was broken in Thor (2011).

    73 votes
  • 6
    69 VOTES

    Aaron Davis' Prowler Persona Is Referenced In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

    From Redditor u/comicpagesandwich:

    In Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), if you look at other aliases for Aaron Davis it says his actual comic book alias: “The Prowler,” however being Miles Morales’ uncle (who is also mentioned in the movie), it also references the creators of the character: Brian Michael Bendis, and Sarah Pichelli.

    69 votes