Small Details Fans Noticed In Phase 2 Of The MCU

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Vote up the details you never noticed before.

So much happens in Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We're introduced to new characters like Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man. The Avengers square off against the sharp-tongued Ultron. We even stretch out into deep space with the Guardians of the Galaxy. It's not just the big moments that make this stretch of the MCU so memorable, though. Sometimes the small details (even the ones you may have missed) steal the show. For example, in the epilogue of Iron Man 3, keep an eye out and you'll notice that Pepper Potts wears a necklace made from the shards of shrapnel taken out of Tony's chest. Other moments help explain MCU mythology. In Guardians of the Galaxy, when Quill is being processed after his arrest, a digital file shows that he has a universal translator installed in his neck, hence how he's able to speak to the other characters. Some of these details even stretch from movie to movie! In Ant-Man, you can still see the burn scar left by Thor outside the Avengers headquarters in Age of Ultron.

Check out this list of small details fans spotted from Phase 2 of the MCU, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


  • 1
    8 VOTES

    Tony Ignores His Future Surgeon At The Beginning Of 'Iron Man 3'

    From Redditor u/Work_Confusion:

    In Iron Man 3, the doctor who performs surgery on Tony at the end of the movie is the same doctor who Tony ignores at the beginning of the movie at the party in Switzerland.

    8 votes
  • 2
    7 VOTES

    The Bifrost Bridge Is Repaired In 'The Dark World'

    From Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon:

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

    7 votes
  • 3
    7 VOTES

    Peter Has A Universal Translator In His Neck In 'GOTG'

    From Redditor u/comrade_batman:

    In Guardians of the Galaxy, when Peter Quill is arrested, it shows that he has a translator in his neck, which is how he's able to speak to different alien species.

    7 votes
  • 4
    5 VOTES

    Thor Wears A Lock Of Loki's Hair In 'The Dark World'

    From Redditor u/emperorkrek:

    Thor kept a lock of Loki's hair plaited into his own after his "death" in the Thor: The Dark World.

    5 votes
  • 5
    5 VOTES

    The Orb Room Mural In 'GOTG' Depicts The Infinity Stones

    From Redditor u/Ki11igraphy:

    At the beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy, a mural on the floor of the Orb room, depicts the four Cosmic Entities: Death, Eternity, Entropy, and Infinity. and at the center you can also see the six Soul Gems.

    5 votes
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    8 VOTES

    Pepper Wears A Necklace Made From Tony's Chest Shrapnel In 'Iron Man 3'

    From Redditor u/Grumtt:

    At the end of Iron Man 3, Tony has the operation to remove shrapnel from his chest. He then, in the following scene, gives Pepper a necklace that is made from said shrapnel. I've watched this movie 5+ times, and just noticed it today.

    8 votes