Chronology of the MCU Tesseract, Captain Marvel, Endgame & More

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Nothing here except us Flerkens.
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Apart from the fact that he plays Carol Danvers, a hero we know will collaborate with the Avengers in End of the game next month, Captain MarvelThe wider connections with the Marvel Cinematic Universe do not become clear until the moment the film is set. If you have questions about it, we're here to help.

As you probably already understood, we'll talk about some great ones Captain Marvel spoiler, so … last chance to skedaddle.

Here we are. Well, bye, Captain Marvel the spectators! So how about that cosmic cube, eh?

Yes, Mar-Vell's mysterious energy was conducting research on Earth as a means of making light travel before his own people chased it away, and the thing that gave Carol Danvers her incredible powers is nothing but the Tesseract or, as we now know, the containment structure for the Space Stone.

And given that Captain Marvel fills an intriguing space in the time of Marvel's movement on stage, suddenly refines the path of the object through almost a whole decade of cinematic appearances. So, if you were wondering, here is all we know about Tesseract's journey, from ancient times, to the "snap" heard all over the world Avengers: Infinity War.


Literally the dawn of the universe: The Big Bang creates six primary elemental singularities, forged by mysterious beings known only as Cosmic Entities in the Infinity Stones: Time, Reality, Soul, Mind, Power and Space. The last of those is what interests us here. (Avengers: Infinity War)

Guardians of the Galaxy attend the recording of a Celestial wielding the Stone of Power.
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Ancient historyMultiple cosmic civilizations, including the Celestials, wield the Space Stone after its power is contained by the crystalline cube known as Tesseract (which has made the containment vessel hitherto unknown). The Asgardian ruler Odin eventually meets the Tesseract and memorizes it as the jewel of his vault, full of cosmic artifacts of unspeakable power. (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Circa 10th century, Norway: The Asgardians, intentionally or not, leave the Tesseract on Earth in Tønsberg, Norway, under the care of the human worshipers of the Asgardians. It remains hidden for centuries until … (Captain America: The First Avenger)

1942, Norway: Johann Schmidt, a Hydra agent, recovers the Tesseract from inside a church in Tønsberg during the Nazi occupation of Norway. He returns it to the headquarters of Hydra, where the scientist Arnim Zola draws on his powers to create weapons of mass destruction. (Captain America: The First Avenger)

Red Skull makes a very big mistake.
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[1945OceanoArtico:[1945OceanoArtico: Steve Rogers, better known as Captain America, and Schmidt, now known as the Red Skull super-soldier Hydra, fight on the Tesseract in the airship Valkyrie. The ship is about to launch nuclear warheads over New York as part of Red Skull's plans for world domination of Hydra. During the fight, Red Skull attempts to exert the power of the Tesseract itself, causing a split in space to teleport it to the planet Vormir. The Tesseract burns a hole in the floor of the Valkyrie and dives into the ocean. Captain America and the rest of Valkyrie follow him shortly thereafter, and Cap is frozen in the ice for the next 70 years. (Captain America: The First Avenger)

Unpublished period Shortly after the Second World War, Arctic Ocean: The former SRS contractor and ingenious inventor Howard Stark, in search of Rogers' body, retrieves the Tesseract at the bottom of the ocean. Spend several years looking for it alone. (Captain America: The First Avenger)

Howard Stark retrieves the Tesseract.
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Anni & # 39; 80, Nevada: The PEGASUS project, a joint operation between the US Air Force and NASA, is formed after the US government takes possession of the Tesseract. Mar-Vell, a Kree scientist who works on Earth, disguises himself as Dr. Wendy Lawson and accesses Tesseract in an attempt to use his power to create a light-speed engine that can provide Skrull refugees trying to escape from the long war with its people. At one point, Mar-Vell transfers the artifact to his research base hidden in Earth's orbit. (Captain Marvel)

1989, Nevada: A Kree ship piloted by Starforce commander Yon-Rogg knocks down a test fighter powered by the Tesseract's energy, piloted by Lawson and USAF captain Carol Danvers. In the wake of the crash, Yon-Rogg kills Lawson, and Danvers, after destroying the ship's test engine in an attempt to neutralize Yon-Rogg, accidentally absorbs the cosmic energies of the Tesseract, making it unconscious (and also giving her vast photonic superpowers) . Yon-Rogg kidnaps Danvers hoping to extract the energy from her, bringing her back to the birthplace of Kree, Hala, where her memories are altered, so she would have believed that the Skrulls were behind her accident. She is trained to be a Starforce agent. (Captain Marvel)

Captain Carol Danvers has a large wave of Tesseract energy smashed against her.
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1995, Earth orbit: Danvers, having escaped Skrull's imprisonment in the wake of a failed mission, crashes into the Earth. There he discovers the secret identity of Mar-Vell and his true past with agent SHIELD Nick Fury and the beloved pet of Mar-Vell, a cat-shaped Flerken named Goose. Recovering the Tesseract from the base of Mar-Vell in orbit to keep it out of the hands of Kree, Goose – to the disgust of all those who witness it – stores the Tesseract inside a pocket in the stomach. (Captain Marvel)

1995, undeclared SHIELD position: Danvers leaves the Tesseract in the care of Fury and Goose, the last of whom records the Tesseract directly on Fury's desk. SHIELD takes custody (hopefully after a good cleaning), where Project PEGASUS is revived to study the Tesseract, with SHIELD providing security and advice. (Captain Marvel)

The opening powers of the Tesseract portal are tested at the SHIELD and the PEGASUS Joint Dark Energy Mission Facility.
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2012, Mojave desert: The Tesseract is finally transferred to a SHIELD facility, where tests are conducted in an attempt to unlock its energies. Loki, acting on behalf of Thanos, attacks the structure, stealing the Tesseract in the hope that he can use it to dominate the Earth alone. (The Avengers)

2012, New York: The Avengers, a team of SHIELD Black Widow and Hawkeye agents, a non-frozen Captain America, Loki Thor's adoptive brother, inventor Tony Stark (now operating as the Iron Man armored hero) and the scientist irradiated with gamma rays Bruce Banner (which transforms into the incredible Hulk), is formed by Fury to stop Loki's attempts to use the Tesseract to open vast portals above New York City, bringing an army of Chitauri warriors to enforce the his domain. Triumphant and the Tesseract is returned to Asgard by Thor, where it is restored for the first time in thousands of years in Odin's vaults. (The Avengers)

2017, Asgard: Loki steals the Tesseract from Odin's vault before summoning the elemental Fire Surtur, as part of a plan to create Ragnarok and use the elemental fragment of Asgard to stop the rise of the awakened Asgardian Death Goddess, Hela (her sister of Thor). Loki, Thor, Valkyrie and Hulk, along with a band of Asgardian refugees, flee the wrecked kingdom with the Tesseract in tow, aboard a Sakaaran spaceship called Statesman. (Thor: Ragnarok)

Thanos destroys the Tesseract aboard the Statesman.
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2018, unknown region of space: The Statesman is attacked by Thanos and the Black Order, which infiltrate the ship and massacre half of the occupants, including Loki. The Tesseract is then crushed by Thanos, revealing the Space Stone contained within, before the attack on the Infinity Gauntlet. (Avengers: Infinity War)

2018 Tesseract's journey may be over, but Space Stone's is not. Using it in conjunction with the other five Infinite Stones, Thanos snaps his fingers, decimating half of all existing sentient life. Successful in his plans, he uses the Space Stone one last time to travel in an unknown alien world, where … he becomes a farmer? (Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame)

The crumpled Infinity Gauntlet, which houses a Space Stone now potentially inert.
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It is difficult to say yet, given how little we know End of the game, if the Space Stone has a future after it has apparently become inert after the snap. But at least we know something more about his past thanks to Captain Marvel– We'll just have to wait until April 27 to see if there's more to say about its long history.


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