By Joyce Lee
January 3, 2023
UPDATED 12:00 PM EST
Have you ever seen Marvel movies like Spider-Man or Iron man? These captivating science fiction movies are all based on one background; The Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, CMU in short, has introduced countless universes throughout the 13 years of its journey, presenting mind-blowing concepts of universes to the audience. It all started with the first Marvel movie, Iron man, then expanded its extraordinary backgrounds ever since the concept of the galaxy was introduced in Thor. Not all universes appear multiple times; some only appear once, and others appear multiple times.
Asgard, home to the Asgardians, has appeared multiple times ever since the movie Thor (2011) came out. Asgard was previously destroyed by Thor because he had to save the Asgardians from the goddess of death, Hela. The Asgardians who survived later came to earth and rebuilt their home in Norway, calling it the new Asgard. “Asgard is not a place. It never was. This could be Asgard. Asgard is where our people stand.”- Odin, Thor: Ragnarok
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Quantum Realm, a place that is only accessible through magic, Pym particles, or quantum tunnel, significantly marks its existence through the movie Ant-Man and the Wasp. The movie draws on the struggle to rescue Janet Van Dyne, who sacrificed herself in the Quantum Realm to stop the Soviets from firing a nuclear bomb. Due to the supernaturalistic nature of the Quantum Realm, time goes by differently. "all concepts of time and space become irrelevant as you shrink for all of eternity."
Likewise, Marvel has presented bizarre settings in CMU for over a decade. Each unique concept has attracted audiences into the world of CMU, the Cinematic Marvel Universe.
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