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Tony: You should come to Stark Tower someday. Last ten floors are all R&D. It's like Candy Land.
Bruce: Thanks, but the last time I was in New York, I kind of... broke Harlem.
— Tony Stark and Bruce Banner discuss previous events, The Avengers

Considering that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a massive Shared Universe, these come as no surprise.


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  • Iron Man 2:
    • During the final conversation between Tony and Nick Fury, a monitor displays a reporter doing live coverage of a "Crisis at Culver University." This is a reference to the Hulk's rampage about midway through The Incredible Hulk. The scene also establishes the relative timeframe of the two movies: it shows Stark accepting a job as a S.H.I.E.L.D. consultant, in which capacity he appears in the post-credits scene of The Incredible Hulk.
    • In one scene Director Fury tells Stark that has "bigger problems in the southwest region" than Tony. A nod to Thor, which is set in New Mexico (a.k.a. the Southwest).
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    • The Tesseract also shows up in Howard Stark's notes.
  • Captain America: The First Avenger: The Norwegian town of Tønsberg, in the Red Skull's first scene is the same one seen early on in Thor, some centuries earlier — which neatly explains how the Tesseract got there.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy:
    • The Collector's HQ is full of this: In the background, we see a Dark Elf in one of the cages, and a Chitauri in another.
    • When discussing the Infinity Stones, we briefly see holograms of the Tesseract from The Avengers and the Aether from Thor: The Dark World.
    • When six-year-old Star-Lord gets beamed up by Ravagers, the tractor beam uses the same "Aurora Borealis" color scheme as the Bifrost from the Thor movies.
    • We learn that touching the Orb is a bad idea. Touching the Infinity Stones were also a bad idea in Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor: The Dark World.
  • Doctor Strange (2016):
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    • An aerial shot of New York City shows the Avengers Tower.
    • Doctor Strange is offered a patient who suffered intense spinal damage while testing a suit of power armor; it seems people are still attempting to recreate the Iron Man technology, as in Iron Man 2. It's also averted in that the patient in question — an "Air Force Colonel who crushed his spine in an experimental armor" — seemed like a pretty clear reference to War Machine's fate in Captain America: Civil War, but it's been confirmed he isn't Rhodey.
    • The file about Pangborn's injury is from Metro-General Hospital; the hospital is featured in Daredevil (2015), Jessica Jones (2015) and Iron Fist (2017).

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