Over the course of the MCU’s thirteen years, the creators have hidden several hints and easter eggs foreshadowing forthcoming films. These hints connect the films in a jumbled chronology. These easter eggs were supposed to lead to a new tale, but over time, some of them were lost in the bag. Some clues were one-time events that were unlikely to be repeated, while others were simply disregarded by the MCU. Some of them were even forgotten by the crowd. And when the universe unravels, the creators may revisit these tales. So here’s a list of 4 storylines that Marvel discarded or neglected, which they could eventually choose afterwards.



In Iron Man 3, Aldrich Killian put the Extremis serum into Pepper Potts’ body. The serum even saved her life at the end of the film, but it was insufficient. The Extremis formula, as Maya Hansen pointed out, was insufficient. Because Tony declined to assist him, Killian handed Pepper the unfinished serum in the hopes that Tony would find a way to complete it in order to heal Pepper. However, Aldrich dies before Tony is able to heal Pepper. What keeps some fans awake at night is the question, “What happened to Pepper after Tony straightened it out?” Did he finish the formula, replicate it, or figure out how to extract it from Pepper’s body? Plus, can Pepper retain the Mandarin’s abilities, and did they pass them on to her next of kin, Morgan Stark? For a long time, these questions have gone unanswered.



The characters in the first two Thor films, particularly the Warriors Three and Lady Sif, were a touch loose. Lady Sif was last seen in Thor: The Dark World before emerging in Loki’s memory prison in the Disney+ series. Her absence in Thor: Ragnarok, on the other hand, has not gone unnoticed by fans. The forthcoming Thor: Love and Thunder will centre on Jane Foster and her transformation from a human to the Goddess of Thunder. Despite the fact that Lady Sif is in the cast, the contradictions in her character from the previous films may go unresolved.



Thor has gone in search of his vision of the Infinity Stones by the end of Avengers: Age Of Ultron. The film was supposed to build up the Infinity Saga for the future, but the outcomes were disappointing. Thor could have used the Infinity Stones to defeat Hela, but the designers had other plans (that panned out really well, though). So, did Thor actually travel to other worlds and planets in search of answers, or did he not travel at all? What did Thor do while hunting for the other Infinity Stones, given that the only one depicted in the film was the Tesseract?



The mid-credits sequence of GotG Vol. 2 featured Ayesha, the Sovereign’s ruler, displaying an advanced birthing pod. The pod is supposed to contain a highly evolved member of their species capable of defeating the Guardians of the Galaxy. The creature’s name is Adam, as in Adam Warlock from the comics, although nothing has been verified by the MCU thus yet. Though we may see him again in the franchise’s third film, there has been no official word on Warlock. Fans have a lot of questions about the character, and the MCU’s ignorance is hurting them. Is he even going to leave the pod in the film?

So there you have it: 4 storylines that Marvel stopped in the middle of and has yet to conclude. Yes, these were literally some of the best storylines that Marvel picked, but they eventually dropped in the middle. But now as Disney + is Marvel’s new home, it might be possible that these storylines and many other storylines that Marvel dropped in the middle will continue. What do you think? Did you remember all of the dropped storylines? Do you know of any more plot lines that were dropped over the years? Do let us know in the comments. Until then, keep reading Animated Times for in-depth coverage of the entertainment industry, upcoming films, and other issues. in addition to TV series, celebrity news, and much more.

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