The Marvel Cinematic Universe has skipped over some major moments on the screen, and here are the biggest ones we never got to see. In creating an ever-expanding shared universe, Marvel Studios had to decide what was and what wasn't necessary to be included in each film. For the majority of the last 11 years, this has meant putting the spotlight on Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor, with Black Widow, Hulk, and Hawkeye also getting a bit of screentime.
The 23 MCU movies released to this point have each dealt with some of the biggest moments that this universe has seen, and the original six Avengers were there for most of them. The Invasion of New York, fight in Sokovia, and subsequent Sokovia Accords, as well as Thanos' arrival and ultimate defeat all revolved around them. Meanwhile, newer and supporting characters have had significant events in their lives skipped over on the screen.
Almost every single MCU movie has some important moment it merely alludes to or explains in exposition, but Screen Rant's latest video highlights some of the most glaring omissions. The full list of events can be found at the top of this post and includes often discussed events like Captain America seeing Red Skull on Vormir or Thanos acquiring the Power Stone on Xandar, but we'll highlight a few of the other ones below:
Loki Meeting Thanos
Tom Hiddleston's god of mischief became worthy of that title by the very end of Thor in 2011. He was shown influencing Erik Selvig and set up Loki as the main villain in The Avengers. When he made his dramatic entrance in the movie, he was fitted with a powerful specter later revealed to be housing the Mind Stone. Loki received this scepter and got his orders to acquire the Tesseract aka the Space Stone from Thanos, but the MCU never actually showed how the two major villains met. Fans have been left wondering what that first encounter was like and such a scene would've made them coming face-to-face in Avengers: Infinity War more meaningful.
Hulk Conquering Sakarr
When Hulk flew off in the Quinjet at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, his destination was one of the biggest lingering questions. It wasn't until Thor: Ragnarok that we learned Hulk landed on Sakarr and was the Champion of the gladiator-style matches. The armored, slightly-smarter Hulk in his natural combat habitat is something fans had been wanting to see for years, but the movie only offered up a glimpse of him as he fought Thor. However, Thor: Ragnarok confirms that Hulk is one of the best Champions that Sakarr has ever seen and likely defeated some other worthy foes along the way. Unfortunately, we never got to see any of those fights.
Captain Marvel Receiving Fury's Page
Even though Avengers: Infinity War only showed how Thanos' Snap changed life on Earth, the entire universe saw its population cut in half. The Avengers: Infinity War post-credits scene showed Nick Fury paging Captain Marvel to come to Earth because of these events, and she does just that in the post-credits scene of Captain Marvel. However, this scene and her role in Avengers: Endgame didn't allow for viewers to see the state of the cosmos during this time or how Carol reacted to Fury's page (presumably the first one in over 20 years) and the possible dustings happening around her. She is devastated by the loss of Fury, but it would've been nice to see how she reacted to the events surrounding the page or even just being contacted again by an old friend.
As great as it would be to see many of these scenes in action, there could still be some hope that future MCU movies could include them. Marvel Studios appears poised to move around on the timeline with its possible Phase 4 lineup and Disney+ shows, so who knows what major events could be revisited.